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Offline Jeff in Wales

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Puncture Repair Kit Plugs
« on: March 18, 2018, 14:29:49 »
Hello,

Recently used my Gear Gremlin repair kit on a tyre. Repair went OK but the repair plugs were really very soft and very sticky. Difficult to separate them from the backing paper and then they stuck to fingers. It was really difficult to thread one through the eye of the pointy thing you use to push it into the hole in the tyre. Are they normally like that or have they 'gone off' a bit after being in my topbox for almost a year? 

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Re: Puncture Repair Kit Plugs
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2018, 14:44:19 »
They are OK ma mate. I keep mine under the seat and used one after two years and it was fine. Don't expect milk to last that long though!!

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Re: Puncture Repair Kit Plugs
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2018, 18:26:30 »
They have to be soft and sticky otherwise they wouldn't block the hole in your tyre .

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Re: Puncture Repair Kit Plugs
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2018, 15:18:35 »
The only kit I’ve got is one I’d bought for pushbike tyres, never used it in anger.
Any ‘user recommended’ Motorcycle Tubeless Repair kits people.?

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Re: Puncture Repair Kit Plugs
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2018, 15:45:53 »
During a V-strom rideout in Cornwall last year I picked up a rear puncture. I used a "Stop and Go" kit and was on my way fairly soon. Help was on hand from two forum colleagues so I didn't do it on my own. I also used CO cartridges to re - inflate, each giving 5 or so Lbs so I needed 7+. A 12 pump is a good option if you have the space to carry it.
I covered a further 200 odd miles at normal speed before I bothered to read the instructions which suggested 50 miles, at maximum speed of 50 mph, before a permanent repair should be completed.  I carry one of those kits on each of my bikes.
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Re: Puncture Repair Kit Plugs
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2018, 15:46:06 »
"Stop and Go" have never let me down (Sigh). I also carry a few of those sticky strings mentioned because if the hole is a little on the large size you can ram a couple of them into it and it might just get you out of trouble.

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Re: Puncture Repair Kit Plugs
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2018, 17:28:54 »
Stop & go kit. Never had to use on bike yet but used twice on the wife's car and tyre still holding air.

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Re: Puncture Repair Kit Plugs
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2018, 23:47:54 »
Stop and go and stringy things as a back up and 12v Pump (cheaper than canisters  :thumb:)
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Re: Puncture Repair Kit Plugs
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2018, 10:30:37 »
An alternative to think about is Ultraseal or Puncturesafe. Normally put in when you fit a new tyre and then forgotten about.  I started using it about 15 years ago after a spate of punctures and haven't had one since (or none that I've been aware of). Only downside is that tyre fitters hate the stuff but as I fit my own this isn't a problem. Worth thinking about.

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Re: Puncture Repair Kit Plugs
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2018, 12:08:05 »
The idea of using those tyre sealant things always worries me to be honest - they conjure up an image of running a tyre which is riddled with punctures and which only stays inflated courtesy of the gunge inside, rather than the integrity of the rubber itself.   Yes I know we all inspect our tyres rigorously before every ride, but...

Regarding the Stopn'go kits - I carry one of those myself but have never actually had to use it in anger yet. But - Top Tip though - I'd definitely recommend doing a dry run with it before you end up having to do a roadside repair.   Last time I had my tyres changed I brought an old one back home to have a play; and although the kit is simple enough to use, it wasn't entirely obvious how it worked and I was extremely glad that I was practising in a nice warm garage rather than at a cold, wet, dark roadside!
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Re: Puncture Repair Kit Plugs
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2018, 19:21:57 »
Puncturesafe (or Ultraseal) should not be confused with the temporary aerosol type kits that often come with cars that don't have a spare wheel. It makes a permanent seal. It's been around for several years and has been used by lots of professional organisations. Have a look on their web site. I had a BMW which came with a plug kit and small compressed air cylinders. Tried using it on a mate's bike one day and it failed totally. Mind you it was on a new Honda :). Some of the plug kits are only temporary repairs anyway so check this before buying one.

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Re: Puncture Repair Kit Plugs
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2018, 19:38:18 »
I carry one of these, but not had to use it yet.


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Re: Puncture Repair Kit Plugs
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2018, 20:08:51 »
Stop & Go

Seen it used a couple of times and that persuaded me that I should get one.

Used it on a pals sons bike. Tyre was so worn (no tread   :icon_exclaim:) that the plug tail was hard against the road surface. Lasted 3 miles - far enough to get us to the next village on our NC500 jaunt  :groan:.

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Re: Puncture Repair Kit Plugs
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2018, 21:25:29 »
As Hookie said, consider Puncturesafe.
While my sample size is just myself, I have had no punctures for several years since using it.
Hopefully I haven't jinxed it now...

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Re: Puncture Repair Kit Plugs
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2019, 21:59:14 »
This type of plug kit we use ..  Usually get 1puncture every 6 weeks in our job ....100 % success rate, even did the car which was sorted after weeks .   Can be fiddly to get through eye  but as said if it wasn't sticky it wouldn't work. 
Small enough to carry and forget until you need it ...10 minutes and back on th road.

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Re: Puncture Repair Kit Plugs
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2019, 22:18:52 »
I carry Stop&Go, used three times in anger. I do inflate with a can of foam however....usually get 18-20psi.....certainly enough to get the bike to an airline. Ran the last one for the remainder of a 3k Euro trip without issues.