Stop and Go Tire Repair Kit

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  1. Multiplicity

    Multiplicity Been here awhile

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    Been using them for the last five years and have never had a problem. I always buy the red ropes. They're similar to the Safe T Seal brand.
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  2. eric2

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    I will gladly part with my compact and full size stop and go plug kits if someone wants them, I have had poor results from them both, though I suspect they may work fine on car tires. What is especially annoying about them is that you can have a perfectly sealed repair let go at speed on the road, which has happened to me more often than not. OTOH, the flats fixed with goopy rope repairs usually last the life of the tire.
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  3. TheRoss

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    I am a big fan of the mushroom Stop n Go plugs, as well as the patch/plug they make. I have run plugged tires to their end several times and never had an issue. Get the smaller tooled version... no need for the big gun looking version. Both are super easy to use.

    On the road I plug.
    If I am at home I go ahead and break it down and use the patch/plug.

    I carried the ropes when riding off road as a backup, when I rode off road. Now the 650 is gone and I stick mainly to the highways. Helga is a big girl to be leaving the pavement.
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  4. WeazyBuddha

    WeazyBuddha Carbon-Based Humanoid

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    ^^^ you should consider buying some lottery tickets. :lol3
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  5. ikonoklass

    ikonoklass Kountersteering Krew

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    Love the ease of use of Stop n Go, but last time I would lose a couple psi a week. Acceptable, IMO.
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  6. Multiplicity

    Multiplicity Been here awhile

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    The Stop N Go rubber plugs don't vulcanize with the tire. It start as a plug and remains a plug.
    I know of people that have had the plug come out shortly after repairing it. The ropes are low tech and
    simple. You can use more than one, if necessary. Can't do that with the rubber plug system.
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  7. erkmania

    erkmania Last of the red hot left pipers

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    Heck. I'll take them off your hands if you can't find them another home. I have some buds that might want a kit.
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  8. erkmania

    erkmania Last of the red hot left pipers

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    Nor do any other plugs. They just don't get hot enough unless they are heated like in the olden days. Previous poster mentioned this also.
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  9. Multiplicity

    Multiplicity Been here awhile

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    It's a chemical vulcanization, not heat. It's in the goop on the ropes.
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  10. Farmer Palmer

    Farmer Palmer Been here awhile

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    Used my Stop and Go today for the first time on my farm quadbike(Honda TRX420 Rancher)

    Had a 4" nail stuck in the rear tyre and all i did was load the plugger as per instructions, pulled the nail out quickly, stuck the plugger in the hole and wound the allen key then pulled the plugger off the plug and pulled the plug a bit with pliers i dont think i even lost a psi in the process.

    Only mistake was pulling the plug too much when i trimmed it so it pinged back in the tyre........DOH!

    Stuck another plug in the tyre and didn't pull it when i trimmed it and it seems to have worked fine..........There's only 5psi in the quadbike tyre but it's holding pressure so far after a couple of days use.

    I carry a 'de boxed' compressor aswell but i'm making a wee cover for the drive incase i trim my fingernails with it!

    Haven't used the strings so i can't comment but i'm no stranger to repairing tyres on my tractors and other farm machinery.

    My only concern so far is that there isn't sufficient pressure in a quadbike tyre(5psi) compared to a motorbike tyre(38-42psi) to hold the mushroom head against the wall of the tyre but time will tell..........I can always take the tyre off and patch the hole.

    FP.
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  11. guitarin

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    Over the years I have installed at least 50 tire plugs. Here are my observations: The rope seals seem to come in 2 colors, brown and black. The brown ones just flat work (pun intended). The black ones are iffy. The mushroom style are fun and sexy to install, but aren't worth a shit IMHO.:wink:
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  12. firstwordisee

    firstwordisee Adventurer

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  13. EddyQ

    EddyQ Dreamer . . .

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    Stop n go plugs are lubricated with grease and never grip the tire. How can you compare them with ropes that form a chemically bonded repair?

    That said, a Stop n go got me home (all but 10 miles). I was scared the darn thing would pop out all the way. Not worth it IMO.
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  14. MANXMAN

    MANXMAN Overlander

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    From my experience, the Stop & Go kit works perfectly. 7 flats in the years I have had the kit and not one failure after plugging the tire. I usually explore areas way off the beaten path and am surprised how many nails I manage to locate on remote gravel roads.:lol3

    Being a old Boy Scout, I believe in being prepared so I also carry the strings and a bottle of tire sealant. Never had to use them though so I give the Stop & Go kit a 100% endorsement.
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  15. oilhead110

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    I have the stop and go kit and it great. Got a flat front tire on my K100 and was up and riding again in ~10 minutes. No glue to use. It's way better than the old string type kits and it requires no glue. I keep one on the bike and one in each car.

    DC

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  16. Multiplicity

    Multiplicity Been here awhile

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    Rope plugs don't require glue either :evil
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  17. GotDrySocks?

    GotDrySocks? Llego lejos.

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    Another vote here for sticky ropes. I keep 6-7 CO2 ctrdgs because they fill the tire much faster than the compressor. I also keep a stripped down compressor "just in case" and have used it on other folks tires from time to time.
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    This happened to me on my two up trip from Montreal to California and back. We were somewhere in Wisconsin when it happened, the guy who stopped to help called it "Bumfuck, Wisconsin ! Any one know of a kit that could have helped with this???? Lollllll
    We trailered it to a Honda shop and put on what they had till California. 3 hours and $300 dead presidents later we were back on the road!

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  19. scooteraug02

    scooteraug02 Dog Rancher

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    You were literally double screwed with that one. Too far outside plus the sidewall. Still if you were out in the middle of nowhere a string plug may have held until you found a better option.

    Weird stuff gets in tires.
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  20. WindSailor

    WindSailor Been here awhile

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    That's exactly what I have... both items.

    Wow. Never have seen a flat like that.:eek1
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