Stop and Go Tire Repair Kit

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by firstwordisee, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. WildAnCrazymtl

    WildAnCrazymtl Political Prisonor

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    I've been street riding for over thirty years, that was my first flat ever ! :lol3
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  2. Jamesville

    Jamesville a man of few posts

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    I have owned both the compact model and the gun type Stop-N-Go repair kits for 10+ years. I carry the compact one on the bikes and the gun type in my truck. I'm in and out of a lot of nail/screw ridden construction sites with the truck and would estimate that I've plugged 20+ tires over the years. I've done maybe 5 or so on the bikes. Each and every repair has been successful and I have never experienced any loss of air over time. A couple of the truck tires were run for 30k plus after the repair. I do agree that the gun type is a bit bulky and both types are a little fussy to use, but I have had good results with them. I will say that all the punctures have been nice, round holes. If we're talking about any type of slash or oblong puncture I would say that the sticky rubber plugs would be the way to go.

    Just my two cents worth.
    Bob
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  3. STUFF2C

    STUFF2C We Ain't Left Yet!!

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    I have a stop and go and have never been able to make it work... POS!!!!

    ROPE PLUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  4. STUFF2C

    STUFF2C We Ain't Left Yet!!

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    I have used rope plugs in my side wall. I had to put two in the hole to stop the leak. They got me to the dealer for a new tire... 60 miles away and never over 40mph (well maybe)

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  5. Multiplicity

    Multiplicity Been here awhile

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    Nope! That area of the tread is still okay to plug. I've plugged them to the edge and never had a problem :evil
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  6. Multiplicity

    Multiplicity Been here awhile

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    Yep! Me too. It took three ropes to plug it, but it worked and got me home. 25 miles :wings
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  7. Amania

    Amania wine co hooligan

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  8. everycredit

    everycredit Been here awhile

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    I used the BMW kit twice (once from a large drywall screw, the other from a fish scaler blade from a Swiss army knife). It has these doughnut-shaped plugs and rubber cement. Worked very well with CO2 (first time ever patching a tire). I got it to an air compressor and refilled with normal air.

    I haven't tried anything else.
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  9. Lariviere

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  10. DrLax

    DrLax Go Big

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    Rope plugs suck when it's 30 degrees out. They like to break while inserting. A mushroom plug is much easier in cold climates.
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