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Old 10-14-2013, 09:33 PM   #2296
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I've heard mixed results too, largely depending on the size of hole... I know one thing -I won't be changing my tires or patching anything in the field, so Slime (or goodwill of others) is really my only option to hobble to safety.

For a long trip i may consider carrying a tube and re-thinking my position of in-field tire service, but for anything w/in 500K of the city, hope Slime will hold.

...so what's in your tool tube?
Slime is pretty much useless with tubed tires, it's designed for tubeless tires. I carry tubes, wrenches to pull both wheels, and tire irons, and a pump. Check out this thread for lots of good ideas.

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Old 10-15-2013, 12:41 AM   #2297
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...so what's in your tool tube?
Tyre levers.......Learn how to fix your flats on the road,


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Old 10-15-2013, 08:22 AM   #2298
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Tyre levers.......Learn how to fix your flats on the road,


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Your best friend for tire changes is "drop Center", learn what it is, use it and don't force anything.
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:38 AM   #2299
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Your best friend for tire changes is "drop Center", learn what it is, use it and don't force anything.
You can also use the tire iron with a stick or another tool under it just pushing down to break the bead.

Changing a tube really isn't that bad. Changing a tire is worse since my least favorite part is getting the second bead over. Tube is just break bead, pop one side over, pull tube out, replace, reinstall, air up, done. You can stick random objects in there to hold the tire open to get at the valve stem. I got most of my stuff from Harbor Freight but you need at least 1 good tire iron like a motion pro. The motion pro assorted pack is perfect.
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:52 AM   #2300
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You can also use the tire iron with a stick or another tool under it just pushing down to break the bead.

Changing a tube really isn't that bad. Changing a tire is worse since my least favorite part is getting the second bead over. Tube is just break bead, pop one side over, pull tube out, replace, reinstall, air up, done. You can stick random objects in there to hold the tire open to get at the valve stem. I got most of my stuff from Harbor Freight but you need at least 1 good tire iron like a motion pro. The motion pro assorted pack is perfect.
I bought one of those valve stem snakes, packs small, weighs nothing and makes a crappy job easier.


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Old 10-15-2013, 08:56 AM   #2301
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Ok, so my tool tube (small pelican case) contains:

Triumph pouch goes in John Deere tool tube, contains:
Basic allen keys, rear axle wrench, and basic spanners Chunk of foam and pieces of rubber matting

Spare nuts and bolts, metric
super glue
small rtv silicone tube
Zip ties, S, M, and really f'in big ones. Get really long ones because you can always cut them
Gorilla tape
Trail stand, adjustable
Pressure gauge
pump
Extra valve stem caps and valves and tool
Big hex key for front axle
Mini air compressor (metal one from HF) and powerlet adapter
Motion Pro tire lever with the bend in it
Two small pry bars, polished so they don't scratch(most used tool, good for straigtening things and as tire irons
Safety wire
1" webbing, 15' (for towing or lashing)
Cargo net
Spare Tube
Patch kit
Vice Grips, flat, long jaws
Hex keys that aren't in the standard kit
Knife
Tri Flow mini lubricant (for stepper motor someday, good for now)
And I never leave home without my Victorinox multi-tool.


Usually what happens is you either bend something or get a flat tire.
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:57 AM   #2302
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I bought one of those valve stem snakes, packs small, weighs nothing and makes a crappy job easier.


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I know, I know... keep forgetting to get one
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:57 AM   #2303
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I bought one of those valve stem snakes, packs small, weighs nothing and makes a crappy job easier.
+1

Once I removed the plastic covers from the Slime compressor there is now room in the zipper case for a can of patch glue with a brush (the glue tubes always dry out), patches, the snake mentioned above, and the patch rougher/roller tool.

I also carry front and back tubes, tire irons and a plethora of other stuff.

Much like carrying rain gear, having stuff along to fix things significantly reduces the need for these things. i.e.: It then seems to seldom rain and flats are fewer and farther between.
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Old 10-15-2013, 03:07 PM   #2304
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I know, I know... keep forgetting to get one
I have one, never used it. I saw a video where you just pop up the opposite side to the open side (hard to explain) and the valve stem practically falls into the hole.
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Old 10-16-2013, 11:42 AM   #2305
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Tiger Mud Flap

One of the off road features the Tiger lacks is a basic mud flap to protect the rear shock. I didn't see that anyone was selling one, so I ended up making one with a Honda part, and some angled aluminum. The nice thing about the stiffness of the Honda flap is that it clears the swing arm throughout it's entire range.





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Old 10-16-2013, 11:58 AM   #2306
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One of the off road features the Tiger lacks is a basic mud flap to protect the rear shock. I didn't see that anyone was selling one, so I ended up making one with a Honda part, and some angled aluminum. The nice thing about the stiffness of the Honda flap is that it clears the swing arm throughout it's entire range.






Great job Van, looks factory fresh!!
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Old 10-16-2013, 12:17 PM   #2307
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That looks like the best mod yet, and it doesn't rub! Can you give us the dirty details so we can shamelessly copy it??
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Old 10-16-2013, 12:24 PM   #2308
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One of the off road features the Tiger lacks is a basic mud flap to protect the rear shock.
Early adopters were doing that two years ago.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=125
Photo #8 in my post. Acerbis universal mud flap.
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Old 10-16-2013, 12:28 PM   #2309
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Early adopters were doing that two years ago.
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Old 10-16-2013, 12:28 PM   #2310
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pardon my ignorance but that is the point of the cable lever snakes...? is it to prevent the lever from shooting up into the case in the event of it falling on that side?
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