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dcwn.45 03-30-2008 04:05 PM

What kind of tire plugs?
 
I have a small air compressor, and want to carry a patch kit for my Vstrom [tubeless tires].

What kind of plugs should I get, and where can I get them?

Any other tire repair tips or tools I should have ?

GSWayne 03-30-2008 04:36 PM

Some people have success with the plugs (Stop and Go http://www.stopngo.com/motorcycle.asp), but more are happy with the sticky string type repair kits. Especially in steel belted tires the StopnGo pulgs tend to get cut in half and fail. The cheap sticky string kits seem to work but if you want a high quality one, get a Safety Seal one.

http://www.safetyseal.com/store/autokits.htm

The Safety Seal kit can be repacked much smaller (I keep mine in the little StopnGo pouch).

VStromTom 03-30-2008 04:53 PM

Those tar snakes Wally sells. Work great.

JR356 03-30-2008 06:16 PM

Hi.,

Second on the string/rope type plugs from any auto parts store,Walmart,Kmart,etc.
Monkey Grip and Vulcan are good brands,get the type made for radials.

Someone at one point posted a kit that all broke down and stored
in the handle,I'd like to find this kit if anyone knows the source.

JR356

ooweel 03-30-2008 06:27 PM

I use these
 
http://www.dynaplug.com/


Work great and store in the handle!

Trinity 03-30-2008 06:35 PM

+1 on good ole' Wally World sticky rope plugs...plug-n-go sucks ass...(the plugs, not the concept) DAMHIKT :puke1

svwayne 03-31-2008 05:43 AM

http://www.safetyseal.com/

mkatz 04-01-2008 12:18 PM

safety seal... looks a bit large!
 
I've just opened a safety seal tire repair kit that I had ordered last week. The "strings" and tools were a bit larger in diameter than I had expected. Please reassure me: does this kit actually work with to repair typical screw/nail holes without require monster strength to insert?

svwayne 04-02-2008 03:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mkatz
I've just opened a safety seal tire repair kit that I had ordered last week. The "strings" and tools were a bit larger in diameter than I had expected. Please reassure me: does this kit actually work with to repair typical screw/nail holes without require monster strength to insert?

I've used mine with no problems. Use the lube supplied in the kit. Make sure you have the SSRS or SSRA size plugs and not the larger ones for trucks and heavy equipment.

dan-c 04-02-2008 07:13 AM

I keep both the stop and go and the string ones in the top case. The stop n go are good for a small puncture but the strings are better for cuts (we have some sharp rocks down here)

DrumRunner 04-02-2008 09:30 AM

Check out this Site: http://www.tirerepairkit.com/ !
That's what I went with.:wink:
I haven't had to use it yet, but I like the fact that they pioneered it and supply a good quality kit at a very reasonable pricehttp://s3.amazonaws.com/advrider/Laughing.gif

CodyY 04-02-2008 11:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JR356
Hi.,

Second on the string/rope type plugs from any auto parts store,Walmart,Kmart,etc.
Monkey Grip and Vulcan are good brands,get the type made for radials.
JR356

JUNK.

www.myerstiresupply.com

Find your local branch and order up a passenger car repair insert kit.
Uses rubber inserts instead of the string that will wick up more road grime into the tire and further contaminating the steel belts.

I used to sell for these guys, good company, great products. They really know what they're talking about.

JR356 04-02-2008 09:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CodyY
JUNK.

www.myerstiresupply.com

Find your local branch and order up a passenger car repair insert kit.
Uses rubber inserts instead of the string that will wick up more road grime into the tire and further contaminating the steel belts.

I used to sell for these guys, good company, great products. They really know what they're talking about.

Well,you are entitled to your opinion,but those kits have worked just fine for me personally in both auto and MC apps over thousands of miles!
I used to be in auto repair and have changed/repaired more tires than I want to think about.If I did not feel confident with these products,I would not be using them or recommending them.

I have no doubt the product you recommend is just fine too.
The link you provided does not work for me,so I can't see the product.
There have been more than a few reports of rubber plug repairs(Stop n Go,etc)failing in steel belted MC tires.The string plugs don't fail.

The best repair is whatever gets you going,until you can breakdown the tire and use a patchplug.

JR356

tbirdsp 04-02-2008 11:39 PM

Another vote here that Stop n Go rubber plugs SUCK (I had 2 failures) and sticky strings work (ran one plugged tire 1000 miles and another 4000 miles).

YMMV

CodyY 04-04-2008 05:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JR356

The best repair is whatever gets you going,until you can breakdown the tire and use a patchplug.

JR356

I agree with you 100% here, this is the only approved method and is the only way to truly "repair" the injury and seal the leak.

Instead of a string plug that will wick road grime and oil up into the tire. Myers/Patch Rubber company (I don't kow what's up with the site?? Should be up) make what's called a Mono-Fill. Instead of gummy string, it's a strip of rubber that's coated in un-cured rubber. They install just like a string plug only you use patch cement on them to seal the injury. They fit tighter, actually seal to the rubber and prevent further damage to the steel belts. About twice the price of string repairs, but what's your tires worth on a bike?

just FYI.

<10 year Lexus/Cadillac Technician/ASE master/Service manager turned Tire supply salesman/ now in construction mgmt.


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