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post #1 of 15 Old 03-27-2014, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
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Can you recommend a tire repair kit?

Hello vstromers,

I have been hoping to locate a tire repair kit for repairing a tire while on the road but haven't really found any that were very impressive. Can you recommend any from personal experience?

Obviously I'm looking for effectiveness and ease of use.



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Not impressive but just have Walmart I do get a fresh one every year

Carry Walmart Slime compressor cost me $10
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sticky strings work




mushroom plugs don't work


YMMV
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I carry the Slime plugs as pictured above just in case of an emergency.
No product will be easy to use along a roadside. Removing the wheel and then the tire etc is no simple task, yet some riders can do it. I've not had a MC tire failure but for the few car tire repairs I've always been able to get professional service at a shop and had a plug or patch vulcanized. Ya, right I do have a spare with my car. In the case of a MC tire failure I'd use my motor league card and get a roadside pickup and get to a profession to do the repair. Having my Slime emergency plug repair kit is probably nothing more than some false sense of security; but I still carry it.

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The Nealey kit worked very well for me for a year. This plus a Slime 40001 Power Sport 12v. compressor and a pair of diagonal wire cutters to grip & pull out the nail, and you're set up as good as possible.
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I agree the rubber plugs are not reliable,they have failed in a short time without glue which always has dried out when I want it.I rely on the sticky strings and an insertion tool and a mountain bike tire pump.

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Carry Walmart Slime compressor cost me $10
work ok for ya? i used cheap one and it took 30min. for +25psi..
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sticky strings work




mushroom plugs don't work


YMMV
I carry both plus a Slime pump.

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I "built" this kit about 15 years ago. Co2 inflater came from a bicycle shop , get my refills from Wal-mart , and the plugs (I prefer the H/D brown ones) and glue from the auto parts store. The tool you install the plug with needs to be split on the end for sure. It fits neatly in the little leather pouch , and stays under the seat of the bike. I've fixed 8 tires so far. My wife has a kit just like it on her bike a well.


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I carry the Slime plugs as pictured above just in case of an emergency.
No product will be easy to use along a roadside. Removing the wheel and then the tire etc is no simple task, yet some riders can do it.
why would you have to remove the wheel?



It takes me about ten minutes to fix a flat and be on my way, using sticky strings and a small compressor.


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