ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Gear > Equipment
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-27-2013, 09:22 PM   #61
trikeflyer
n00b
 
Joined: Sep 2012
Location: Conyers, GA
Oddometer: 4
I have had very good luck with the stopngo plugs. One in a rear tire on a 1700 RoadStar Warrior that was nearly new and put over 5k miles on it. Also used the mushrooms for a car tire and truck tire, never a problem out of any of them. Knock on wood!!
trikeflyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2013, 10:00 PM   #62
PeterW
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: Gold Coast
Oddometer: 2,279
Quote:
Originally Posted by KingRat View Post
I'm bumping this thread because I need a temporary puncture repair kit for tubeless tyres.

Given that its purpose will be to let me finish the ride and then replace the tyre, I'm currently tending towards string type repair kits.

Questions:

Any more experiences with StopNGo?

String repairs - insertion tool with slot at tip and no twist to release vs. insertion tool with slot in mid section and twist to release string?

With strings, to use glue or not (kits seem split 50/50)?

Best CO2 inflator (no room for electric pump.)

Thanks in advance y'all.
Check the threads, plenty of them. There seem to be more happy customers who've used strings and quite a few who've found Stop'n'go to be Stop'n'stop again.

With strings you need to make sure you get the strings a long way inside and trim off the bit hanging out so it doesn't get dragged out against the road.

Glue, get used to not using it, it'll be all dried up when you need it anyway :)

You need a good T handle with strong working parts, a steel belted tyre is quite hard to get the tools through in the first place, and it can take a LOT of force to jam the string in. I've always used the half twist type tools but looking at the strings in old tires I've never seen no steenkin twist anyway.

Inflator, CO2 is not a good choice, you never have enough CO2 to get decent pressure. If you do go that way, buy a small double action pushbike pump, tape around the working bits to keep dirt out and strap it to the frame somewhere - you'll almost certainly need it.

I don't think there's much point overanalyzing this, but I would recommend that just before you change the next tire that you get a hammer , stick a few nails into the EOL rear and practice. You'll soon find the problems with your tools and technique that way and you can check your work when the old tyre gets pulled off. It's a LOT easier fixing a flat in the rain and ankle deep in mud if you've already done it in the comfort of your own garage.

Luck
Pete
PeterW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2013, 07:06 PM   #63
ibafran
villagidiot
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Location: chicagoland
Oddometer: 1,240
Iron Butt Magazine (of Iron Butt Assn. fame) had a survey of members preferences. They liked the sticky string/gummy worms about 60+% of the time iirc.

As another poster noted, t-handle tools work easier. My t-handles are cut down about an inch off each side for better packing without losding much handle leverage. I like the 'tweezer tip' much better than the 'button hook' tip. Practicing a few times in the comfort of one's garage is worth more than can be believed. If you fail there, get an experienced budd to show you how it is done.

If I am on a trip, I will pack a dozen strings. It is possible to ride over a board with a line of staples for a multi-puncture. In addition to a home-made mini-compressor of the wally-world type with the plastic stripped off, I might pack a really good, but small, bicycle pump. My kit has the adapter for the non-schrader bicycle stems as I am a friend to that clan.

The AAA tow package guy NEVER gets there faster than one can repair a flat with some kit on the bike. If you want to appear as a god to some riders, pack some tube patches and a pair of 7" tire irons.
__________________
"beware the grease mud. for therein lies the skid demon."-memory from an old Honda safety pamphlet
ibafran is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 03:10 PM   #64
KingRat
Stroppy.
 
KingRat's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2005
Location: a citizen of the world
Oddometer: 24,592
thanks for the comprehensive replies.
__________________
.
.

"Discourage self-help, and loyal subjects become the slaves of ruffians." - A. V. Dicey
"The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools." - Herbert Spencer
"Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They always run out of other people's money." - Margaret Thatcher
KingRat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2014, 05:05 PM   #65
JayElDee
not saying what I mean
 
JayElDee's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2007
Location: The City that Care Forgot
Oddometer: 556
what do you use to cut the snake flush? That's easier said than done.
JayElDee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2014, 05:51 PM   #66
GSWayne
Old Guy nOOb
 
GSWayne's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2005
Location: Santa Barbara
Oddometer: 2,900
Quote:
Originally Posted by JayElDee View Post
what do you use to cut the snake flush? That's easier said than done.
A pair of diagonal cutters, or a single edge razor blade will do the job.
__________________
It isn't the conditions its the decisions

Don't bring a motorcycle to a car fight
GSWayne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2014, 08:58 PM   #67
Little R
Adventurer
 
Joined: Feb 2012
Location: SLV Colorado
Oddometer: 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by KingRat View Post
I'm bumping this thread because I need a temporary puncture repair kit for tubeless tyres.

Given that its purpose will be to let me finish the ride and then replace the tyre, I'm currently tending towards string type repair kits.

Questions:

Any more experiences with StopNGo?
I've used something like StopNGo for 25 years on tires from atv to 18 wheelers. They are great as long as you don't make a new "hole " in the tire reaming out the existing leak. Lots of glue makes the plug go in easier.

String plugs work great on bias tires, not so great on steel belted radials they tend to seep air thru or around the plug.
Little R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2014, 02:27 AM   #68
popscycle
Fahren Away
 
popscycle's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Central MA
Oddometer: 644
Just adding my voice to the sticky rope/string plug crowd. I have used these more than a few times with no leaks, ever!
__________________
Reality extends beyond the limits of our perception.
-------------------------
2014 R1200GS | 2010 MX5 | BMW MOA
popscycle is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 06:30 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014