Never thought I'd have to use it. I bought a cheepy plug kit from an auto store like Autozone then watched a redneck on youtube repair a tractor tire using a plug kit.
Took off on a 4,000+ mile trip, and at the absolute furthest point from home in Canada, SOMEHOW got a nail in my tire... Sure was glad to have it! They don't take up any room so it's silly not to have a kit. I go with the CO2 cartriges instead of the air compressor.
I carry the slime compressor that's the size of a small cigar box.
The goop is probably garbage, but I carry it anyways just in case it might be useful.
I bought a bunch of twizzler type plugs and the ream/insert handles for them and keep that under the seat as well.
The compressor is really handy, and I've used the plugs many times (on bikes and friend's cars as well as my own car.
The trick to the plug is don't cut off the excess; burn it and let it melt into the tire. I tried to pull a plug out once and a big chunk of the tire came with it; there's no way those things are coming out if you melt them into the tire.
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