How do you carry a tire plug kit and pump?

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  1. JayElDee

    JayElDee not saying what I mean

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    Have a 16 GS. I usually have on a tank bag and a topcase...but not always.
    I would like to always carry a puncture kit and something to refill the tire, but outside of the tank bag or topcase.
    So I am looking to carry the T handle for plugging and probably some CO2 cartridges for refill when I am riding naked---on trips I'll carry a formal tool kit with electric pump in a side case along with tank bag and topcase.
    Has anyone mounted a small appropriately sized Pelican case or soft bag on the bike to carry these few items and where? Looking for good ideas, and TIA

    John
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  2. ErikMotoMan

    ErikMotoMan Crash tester & discount dummy

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    I really like the Best Rest Cyclepump. Case and lifetime warranty. Some guys hard wire these to their bikes. I carry mine in the bottom of my left variobox. But that's not what you asked. How about a fanny pack ?
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  3. gofast1320

    gofast1320 Been here awhile

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    I carry mine in on of those small lock boxes that mounts under the side mounts on a GSA
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  4. JayElDee

    JayElDee not saying what I mean

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    On trips, I carry an electric pump as well as a foot pump. Yours is the one they like on adventure rider radio I think? I am looking to place it somewhere on the bike that it, the kit, would be independent of any case or backpack etc. I've seen people who have attached a small pelican-or the like- case behind the license plate, a permanent solution of sorts, and maybe that would work, but not a lot of room there, so my thought is, for those naked rides,(which would likely be city rides or errands) I could just carry the plugs, T bar, and a few CO2 cartridges, but where to place.
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  5. wonderings

    wonderings Long timer

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    My tire plug kit is in a little pouch and I leave it with tools in the bottom of the smaller pannier. Same with the pump, it packs into a little pouch as well. Previously on my '10 GSA I had the touratech bags that attached to the upper crash bars and this is where I kept my straps and tire plugs. I will be getting the same thing for my '15, saves a bit of room and is always there in pouches for things I always want on hand.

    Debating between the wunderlich and touratech at the moment.
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  6. JayElDee

    JayElDee not saying what I mean

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    picture? One of those custom metal boxes or a Pelican case or? So, you carry it there whether or not you're "wearing" the side cases?
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    On my '16 R1200GSA, I carry a BestRest pump, a Stop and Go plug kit, plus a few other items in a GS Emotion case. I bought mine through the local BMW dealer, but you can also buy them through wunderlichamerica.com.
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  8. ChasM

    ChasM Been here awhile

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    There is enough room under the seat of my '14 GS to slip in a small manual tire pump and a plug kit without any clearance issues.
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    Gregg Wannabe Just killing time

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    I'm still waiting to see a very cool hard mount/hard wired pump so all I have to do is clip on the detachable hose and pump some air. Anybody?
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  10. sizzlingbadger

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    I have plug kit with compressed air cylinders that I keep under the rear seat.
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    I use the lock box inside pannier rack on a 2010 GSA. It means that no matter what config of luggage I use, those essentials are always onboard. I have the AdvDesigns micro pump, a puncture repair kit, stock tool kit, 2 tie downs and 3 extra allen/torx/spanner multi tools in it.
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    I'd love to see a picture of that. I also have '14 GS and there's very little space under the seat. What position do you have the seat in?
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  13. Yellow Iron

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    In a pelican box behind the license plate.
    Good story: I was in laconia for bike week came down the road found a Harley guy and is girl with a flat on a bad turn. I dug out my pump my buddies watched traffic and we aired up the tire. That guy left with a different outlook on motorcycle riders we all help out each other.
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  14. Callisto224

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    Here's a small box that also mounts behind the licensing plate. Should just be large enough for some CO2 and a plug kit.

    https://www.amazon.com/Lockable-Motorcycle-license-storage-Resistant/dp/B010RJC9IY

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  16. mouthfulloflake

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    this is what I wanted to do where my ABS used to live, BUT the pump I wanted to use is just slightly too big
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  17. ElMartillo

    ElMartillo I See Faces...

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    That would be great use of the space provided. I bet my $29 HF compressor would fit. I'm going to look into it when I get back east where the GS is. :thumb
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  19. JayElDee

    JayElDee not saying what I mean

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    I might be able to piecemeal the pieces around the bike. The compartment under my Sargent seat is approx 6x4x1 inches, and that can hold the reamer and a few plugs and CO2 adapter, maybe CO2. If the 16g CO2 don't fit there, maybe under the pillion seat, though I've stuffed a PDM60 there.
    The
    STORAGE BAG FOR UNDER REAR LUGGAGE RACK,
    from Touratech looks pretty cool and would do the trick, but not for nearly a hundred bucks.
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