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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-04-2014, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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Do you carry a plug kit?

I have been looking at plug kits and am amazed at the prices. It seems a good compact plug kit with a small compressor will run $125 or so. I realize if I am stranded on the side of a mountain that will seem like nothing. It is still tough to spend that for something i might not even be able to use if I have a flat. Im guessing I would need to be at a place in the road with a wide flat shoulder before I could attempt repair.

What do you carry if anything?

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I have tubeless and I carry something similar to this in case of a flat:




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Plug kit and a can of Fix-A-Flat. it will at least get me somewhere for a tire or air compressor. Cheaper than a tow truck, even it you have roadside and towing insurance, still take forever for a truck to get to you.

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I found this one after some additional searching. Looks like a pretty good deal for the money. Even has a mini compressor. I am planning a long trip for the spring and trying to be prepared. I am also putting together my Christmas list :-)

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if you have cast wheels and tubeless tires, plugs can be used. With spokes and tubes, you have to disassemble and patch (or replace) the tube.

As for air, this is the way I've chosen to go, it works great, I use it for cars, bikes, regularly.

You take a cheapo Campbell Hausfeld 12v compressor and remove the mostly-empty plastic case that it's in, and you end up with a very powerful, very tiny package.

http://www.webbikeworld.com/Motorcyc...cles/air-pump/
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I have been looking at plug kits and am amazed at the prices. It seems a good compact plug kit with a small compressor will run $125 or so. I realize if I am stranded on the side of a mountain that will seem like nothing. It is still tough to spend that for something i might not even be able to use if I have a flat. Im guessing I would need to be at a place in the road with a wide flat shoulder before I could attempt repair.

What do you carry if anything?
Always carry a plug kit and compressor (about 65 bucks from cruzer customizing) and a can of fix-a-flat when I'm on the road out of town. Don't take up no room at all in the bags. Also got road service coverage (300 bucks worth) thru my insurance co. for about 6 bucks a month for all three of my vehicles. Had a front flat last September in Left-nut, Wy and had everything to take care of it onboard my scoot. Much cheaper than calling Ernie's Towing and Bait Shop for a service call. Local Hardly dealer wouldn't touch it cause it weren't a HD but that's another tale.

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I never worry about flats when I take rides!

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"Rope" plugs and a $10 compressor has served me well twice......
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I also run with RideOn Tire sealant in my tires. This acts to almost instantly seal any punctures to the tire while at the same time self balancing the wheels.
http://www.ride-on.com/motorcycle-formula-mot.html

I've got one of these as a backup:
http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/1...re-Plugger-Kit

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