2019 R1250GS - tire repair kit and stowaway location

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  1. JayDubU985

    JayDubU985 n00b

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    Hi everyone, first post here. Just wanted some recommendations on what tire repair kit(preferably with compressor) and where to store it on bike. Or do you just carry it? Thanks in advance for your advice.

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  2. Lead Wrist

    Lead Wrist More Gelände less Straße

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    I've had good experience w stop&go - few various sets to choose from in the link below... It packs small, w small compressor of choice, and it's in my top case at all times since I don't carry side cases unless touring...

    https://www.stopngo.com/
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  3. DualDawg

    DualDawg Been Lurking

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  4. krussell

    krussell Gravel Warrior Supporter

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    I have a Best Rest, Cycle Pump, Slime, and Motopumps Mini Pro.

    I carry the Motopumps Mini Pro and a Nealy repair kit along with a Milton S-921 pencil gauge. I actually use the Best Rest red carrying pouch to carry all of the above. Before every ride I use the pencil gauge to check pressure, and top off with the Motopump. For a flat I plug with the Nealy kit and fill with the Motopump.

    I like the built in gauge on the motopump, the integrated light, and how small it packs. I've had the same one for about 10 years, and it's done several repairs. The other two work fine as well.

    The motopump mini pro is here at https://advrider.com/f/threads/new-motopumps-minipro-inflator-with-adv-inmate-bonus.931816/

    The Nealy kit is at https://www.nealeytirerepairkit.com.

    As far as where I carry it...

    With no bags on the bike I have a wolfman small Rollie with the above + first aid kit + water.
    With bags on the bike, I put that wolfman Rollie in the right side case.
    If I'm trippin' in the cage, the Rollie goes there too.

    Here's a pic topping off at a hotel last week in Page, AZ.

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  5. Fastman

    Fastman Been here awhile

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    I keep my Best Rest Cycle Pump and a Stop-n-Go tire plug kit on my R1250GSA in this:
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    I removed the “possum scraper” to ensure no interference, but never had any issues riding off-road while it was on. I also keep a multitool and some tape in the compartment. It’s also an option for hiding the spare plastic key.
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  6. tentative_rider

    tentative_rider Wanna Be On Gravel

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    Wow thanks for pointing out that Best Rest pump wont work with right angle valve stem!

    I would have never figured it out until I was stranded somewhere!

    I am going to check my setup right now but it may be time to go shopping

    :)

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  7. krussell

    krussell Gravel Warrior Supporter

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    I was incorrect. My cycle pump with right angle chuck works fine on the 1250 with right angle stems. It's my crank brothers hand pump that does not fit, nor does my bicycle floor pump. I'll edit my post above, sorry for the confusion.
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  8. Dogslobber

    Dogslobber Been here awhile Supporter

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    All things tire repair related go in the Pelican box.
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  9. tentative_rider

    tentative_rider Wanna Be On Gravel

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    Dogslobber Been here awhile Supporter

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    I'll get close up photos when I get home. Fender is homemade and integral to the sturdyness of the set-up, without the fender I could see the license plate mount snapping off. In those pics the install is not quite finished, the pics I get tonight will show why the fender is needed.
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  11. Beecher Snipes

    Beecher Snipes Fool

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    You guys probably already know this but the pumps work a whole lot better if you idle the bike while using. Keeps the voltage up at 14 rather than the key off voltage with a load at near 12 or less.
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  13. Dogslobber

    Dogslobber Been here awhile Supporter

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  14. ExarKun

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    I used a weather pack near the box so I could disconnect it easy and then wired it into the existing license plate wiring.
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    Dogslobber Been here awhile Supporter

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    @tentative_rider
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    You can see the fender goes all the way up and uses the stock license plate holes, but I also used the rubber lined mount to the lower luggage rack bar to keep it all solidly in place.
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  16. Deano747

    Deano747 Been here awhile

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    I have this puncture repair kit
    Works well and the flexible hose is good for any valve stem. The NSW motorcycle police use the same one.

    I have this mini compressor but doesn't have a gauge. The above 2 fit under the seat easily on my S1000XR.

    I also have this mini compressor and this one & the top mentioned repair kit fit easily in a Touratech toolbox on my R1200GS.

    Disclaimer - I have used the repair kit several times & it works well; I have also used the orange coloured mini compressor & it works well - takes a while to inflate a rear; I have never used the naked mini compressor.
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  17. Hypersonic

    Hypersonic OnTheRoadAgain

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    I keep all these "never want to have to use" stuff in an under luggage rack bag.
    I don't carry compressor but only (many) CO2 Cartridges. Much faster inflation than the compressor!

    I am sure that when I will need the compressor, it will not work or it will fail....
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