Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 34

Thread: Survey of tubeless puncture repair kit experience for a newby

  1. #16
    Nick Kennedy
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Telluride Colorado
    Posts
    595
    PMarinara
    A good thing to do is when your getting ready to change a tire is to put a drywall or wood screw in it and plug it at home.
    I like the Bacon strips or rope plugs. I also carry a bottle of Slime, that stuff is amazing.
    You'll quickly find out out one trick is to ream the hole big enough to get the strips it. Get after it with the reamer.
    Got to have a electric pump too, forget the CO2 cartridge's, sometime you need a couple of plug attempts to make it airtight.
    Once you've done a couple, you can stop and fix a flat in about 20 mins.
    I did 2 last year for people on the road, easy way to make a friend for life!
    Nick
    1990 K 75 RT

  2. #17
    Nick Kennedy
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Telluride Colorado
    Posts
    595
    https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...+tire+sealants

    Project Farm reviews tire sealants.
    This guy has a cool channel, lots of practical stuff.
    Nick
    1978 R80/7

  3. #18
    slave to gravity skibum69's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    New Melbourne, NL
    Posts
    3,899
    Yes use the pump with the engine running, I have killed my battery in the past and it makes a pain in the ass that much bigger.. Pretty easy to wire in a connection to plug in. My pump came with an extension cable so I can reach everywhere easily.
    http://beerthief.ca
    ITSteve: ride in peace my friend
    save $5 on a new SmugMug account, use this coupon 7frrnSRiTt9Fk

  4. #19

    newb question

    My 2000 R1100S I bought used has the connector with cap that I plug the Deltran charger directly into. I have used the ammeter probes there to read battery voltage. Am I correct in assuming I can plug the cig plug from one of these pumps in that socket on the bike and run the pump? (engine running)

  5. #20
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Adairsville GA
    Posts
    31
    I always carry an Antigravity Microstart battery, Microstart pump, and Stop N Go plug kit. The battery is for when I or someone else needs a jumpstart and it also powers the pump. Got a wood screw in an 800 mile old rear Dunlop a couple of weeks ago and was back underway in 20 minutes with a fully inflated rear tire, 42 psi.
    '15 1200RT

  6. #21

    Survey of tubeless puncture kits and pumps

    Time to come back in now to my original question (not that I want people to stop!) - and say a mighty big "thanks" to everyone who has responded, you folks have been tremendous - this has moved me ahead a lot. I love tyres (as my Dad spelled it) a lot, treads, compounds, carcasses, but that puncture issue . . . I think that I learned my discomfort from cycling in Calgary . . . was always flatting. Wonder when Michelin will release their first airless m/c tyres?

    Hope I can have a "soft" run in with any of you on the road . . . you lot are most excellent. All welcome to lower mainland BC should the time ever come.
    Peter Brassel
    Life's roads are full of lumps and bumps . . . ride a GS!
    2019 R1250 GS Adv.

  7. #22
    Registered User wbrownell9's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    New Castle, DE
    Posts
    562
    Quote Originally Posted by motormike View Post
    Timely. I just got back from a long ride on my r1200gs. I carry a small elec. pump and the sticky rope tire plugs. Didn't need them on this trip, thank goodness. But at one point I wanted to add a couple of pounds to my rear tire. It seems to me there is no easy way to access the battery on my bike (or many others) to hook up the pump. As mentioned, you need to be sure the engine is running so you don't run the battery down inflating the tire. Since BMW called for 42 psi, I was also concerned if the small pump would even inflate it that much? I've never used the pump on the BMW, the hose on most of the small pumps I've seen are quite short. I guess I need to practice with it before the next trip. I think I'm going to shop for a small 12-volt lithium ion battery I can carefully store with my tire repair kit. I'd think it would make using the pump and inflating the tire a snap.
    It's not difficult to hook a Battery Tender pigtail directly to the battery, many dealers install them on new bikes as part of their setup process. They can handle the load of a pump (if fused properly). Plus now you have an easy way of keeping the battery topped off over the winter. If your pump doesn't have an SAE (Battery Tender) connection, splice one on (paying attention to polarity)!

    True, some bikes are a royal pain to get to the battery so you can install a pigtail, but you only have to do it once. Keeping the battery charged will prolong its life so you aren't replacing it every 1/2/3 years, too!
    2020 R1250 GSA Low

  8. #23
    Registered User REBGEN's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Clive, IA
    Posts
    284
    I have carried the Stop n Go kit on my bike for years....fortunately have never had an opportunity to use it.

    I've read about the low tech / high success rate of various sticky rope type plugs and the Nealy kits kept getting mentioned. Before leaving for the MOA Rally I decided to order one of the mini-kits to take with me. When I ordered I noticed the gentleman, Matt Nealy, lived 5min from my house. I called him and he just had me drive over to pick the kits up. A huge part of his business is agriculture related for tire repairs with large farm machinery. I asked about motorcycles and he said fortunately for motorcyclists, comparatively they don't experience many flats so it doesn't make sense to market heavily at rallies, etc.

    He ended up giving me a couple extra kits and I plan to share them when I see someone with a flat tire...hopefully not me!

    Oh yeah... I use a Moto Pump Pro. Love it and works perfectly everytime.

    Good luck!
    1998 R1200C Canyon Red
    2019 Honda Goldwing DCT

    MOA #133030

  9. #24
    Registered User marcopolo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Alexandria Virginia/Ottawa, Canada
    Posts
    1,003
    I carried the Stop-'n-Go kit for a number of years, but It was not up to the job the first time I had to use it. Luckily, I was with friends, who quickly sealed the puncture with the "sticky rope" type. That's what I carry now, along with a an air pump, at all times. I had another puncture a little while back, and successfully plugged it with a sticky rope, so yes, they do work.
    Mark
    2015 R 1200 GS Adventure

  10. #25
    I've had mushroom plugs blow out after 20 miles or so. I use sticky strings, which have lasted as long as 3,000 miles before the tire was replaced. Never had any luck with CO2 cartridges. Have used other pumps either powered by "cigarette lighter" outlets, or adapted to the battery tender pigtail. But do remember to run the engine while the tire pumps up, the battery can run down, thus trading one problem for another.

  11. #26
    Left Coast Rider
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Posts
    4,308
    Quote Originally Posted by mntngrown View Post
    My 2000 R1100S I bought used has the connector with cap that I plug the Deltran charger directly into. I have used the ammeter probes there to read battery voltage. Am I correct in assuming I can plug the cig plug from one of these pumps in that socket on the bike and run the pump? (engine running)
    If it fits, absolutely.

  12. #27

    Thanks

    Thanks BC Hope you found a way to stay cool there!

  13. #28
    Left Coast Rider
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Posts
    4,308
    Quote Originally Posted by mntngrown View Post
    Thanks BC Hope you found a way to stay cool there!
    Well, it was 43C on Monday and my A/C was having difficulty keeping up. Back down to normal 27C today. I almost put on a sweater!

  14. #29
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2018
    Location
    Dunlap, TN
    Posts
    74
    Quote Originally Posted by dsmith12002492 View Post
    I always carry an Antigravity Microstart battery, Microstart pump, and Stop N Go plug kit. The battery is for when I or someone else needs a jumpstart and it also powers the pump. Got a wood screw in an 800 mile old rear Dunlop a couple of weeks ago and was back underway in 20 minutes with a fully inflated rear tire, 42 psi.
    Are you saying Antigravity sells their own pump to use with their battery kit? Asking because I carry one of their small jump-start kits in my pannier when I'm on a long tour. That would be ideal, since you could use the pump without having to run the engine. Usually hot enough on the side of the road with a flat tire without running the engine!

  15. #30
    Quote Originally Posted by motormike View Post
    Are you saying Antigravity sells their own pump to use with their battery kit? Asking because I carry one of their small jump-start kits in my pannier when I'm on a long tour. That would be ideal, since you could use the pump without having to run the engine. Usually hot enough on the side of the road with a flat tire without running the engine!
    Here is my wisdom. I inflate the tire without running the engine. If perchance that runs the battery in the bike down, then I use would use my Antigravity lithium ion battery pack to jump the bike to start it.

    And yes, Antigravity does sell their own branded little pump.
    Paul Glaves - "Big Bend", Texas U.S.A
    "The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution." - Bertrand Russell
    http://web.bigbend.net/~glaves/

Similar Threads

  1. Tubeless Tire Repair. Ride on it?
    By ragtoplvr in forum Just Ridin'
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-28-2019, 12:38 AM
  2. Replies: 9
    Last Post: 09-20-2016, 05:16 PM
  3. Tubeless tire repair
    By jsf14469 in forum Gear
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 07-27-2014, 04:52 AM
  4. Tubeless Tire Repair
    By REBECCAV in forum Gear
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 05-03-2005, 03:58 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •