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Old 02-20-2011, 11:30 PM
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Plug, play, and forget it. I have used them on cars, trucks, atv, and bikes. They always outlasted the tire.
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If I'm on the road and have a flat, I use a normal string-type plug to get home. Then, depending on the life left in the tire and the type of hole the nail made, I will either remove it from the rim and plug it from the inside with a patch plug (lots of life left, straight in type of hole) or discard it for a new tire (not much life left and/or a large, jagged hole in the carcass).
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Old 02-21-2011, 08:37 PM
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Plug, play, and forget it. I have used them on cars, trucks, atv, and bikes. They always outlasted the tire.
+1111 What he said. I plugged probably over 100 tires. All with the sticky worm type and a little rubber cement that comes with the kit. Currently have almost 10k on a plugged stock rear tire.

The kit will be 6-10 bucks depending where you get it.
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Old 02-21-2011, 10:24 PM
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I heard all the garb on previous posts about the dangers of plugging a hole... all crap!!! I agree with everybody that plug, play and forget. I picked up a nail only a few hundred miles into owning my Strom. it was plugged with a sticky string, cut down to fit, and remained on the bike until I wore the tread out about 6K later. I keep a patch kit and a pocket compressor under my seat and they all fit VERY nicely, tucked to the rear. It's actually a beautiful sight
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I'm almost in the plug, play & forget camp

remember to monitor air pressure & inspect carcass a couple days, a bit more than normal

if for some reason, the plug has damaged the cords,you should know shortly, no leaks ir funky bubbles in the tire, then forget, if there are, replace

only one time in I don't know how many tires have I had to replace a tire

when I first plugged it, the tire reacted normal, increasng in pressure as I rode (heated it up) but when it sat overnite, it would loose air, when riding, it would not loose air, in the 2nd day(300miles or so), a separation in the tread/carcass started to develop
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:43 AM
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Another option to consider when installing a new tire. There is also a video where they use an ice pick, drill and run over a board full of nails and then ride away.

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The Ride-On tire sealant sure looks interesting has anyone here used it? The LED valve caps also.
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I had a flat on a new tire, it was the rear, plugged and rode out the life of the tire with no issues. I would keep close eye on the tire pressure.
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The Ride-On tire sealant sure looks interesting has anyone here used it? The LED valve caps also.
I run Ride-On in my tires. Started using it half way through the life of the original tires and have used it ever since. Did pick up a nail with the original rear tire but it went in at the edge of the tire and came out on the side so may not have penetrated. The tire never leaked air and I ran the tire till it wore out.

Ride-On also helps balances the tires. So I no longer balance them and haven't noticed any adverse affects.

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Thanks. I've wondered what it would do to the balance. I'll probably get a couple of cans to carry when I'm on a trip. Has any one used the LED pressure sensors? I like the idea of an alarm when the pressure gets below 4 psi from the initial pressure fill.
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