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    What is with all the flat tires...?

    Three guys I know have had flats in the last few days. I know of a few others that have suffered the same fate as of late. Bad year for flat tires?

    I grabbed a plug kit yesterday from Princess Auto for $3.99 on sale. Hope to never need it but you never know. What are you guys packing for quick tire repairs?
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    What's funny, is that I had a dream last night about getting a big-ass nail in my tire.....it's even happening in my sleep!!
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    Are these "kits" small enough to fit in say under the passenger seat of a R6?

    I'm gonna get one, just in case.
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    Many riders get flats because lots of them ride the shoulder on the freeway when it's backed up,
    Lots of shit and debris.
    Motorcycle tires are thin and soft to start with.

    I carry a Plug and Go kit.
    It inserts a mushroom type plug without taking the tire off the rim.
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    Plugging is 1/2 of it. You need something to inflate it after the plug.

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    Those compressed air cylinders are neat
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    I have 5,000 + kms on a noodle plug...mine nail is inside the tread, but I am pretty damn impressed so far

    tire hasn't lost a pound of air

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    Quote Originally Posted by [BlackDiamond] View Post
    Those compressed air cylinders are neat

    On long trips,
    I carry a small 12volt compressor that plugs into the heated vest power supply.
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    'Busa girls, God love 'em Array Argyle's Avatar
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    how big is the compressor??? need it to fit under the seat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Argyle View Post
    how big is the compressor??? need it to fit under the seat
    Personally, I use this one (top left picture) fits great in a tank bag

    or

    You can mcgiver a compact air compressor out of it's shell, and make it even smaller by taking the air gauge off and shortening the inflate tube

    http://www.bluepoof.com/motorcycles/...ir_compressor/
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHIA View Post
    What's funny, is that I had a dream last night about getting a big-ass nail in my tire.....it's even happening in my sleep!!
    Chia got 'nailed' (in a bad dream) !!!!

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    I used to carry a small bike pump and those string things. Before I carried a flat repair in a can thing until I got a puncture in the sidewall that it wouldnt fix.

    The pump will fit under the seat and I put the strings in a zip lock with the tool in the stock tool kit.
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    Maybe with the heat the tires attract debris that would normally not stick or fling off quickly. It gets a better chance to embed in the rubber. When I spun the tire around to find my flat last night it was covered in rocks and crap like it was flypaper.

    I carry a worm plug kit and a compact bike pump.
    The worm plug got me home, just over 100km. In the name of science I'm gonna torture test it with a burnout since the tire is pretty much down to the cords.

    Those Stop N Go plugs look like a good permanent fix. Where do you get that kit?
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    more like whats with all the drywall screws laying around town need to get my tires replaced rear has 5 plugs in it

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    Quote Originally Posted by mondocycle View Post

    Those Stop N Go plugs look like a good permanent fix. Where do you get that kit?
    http://www.google.com/products?q=sto...e+plugger&aq=f

    I still have nightmares of a front tire blowout on the highway. How often does a bike tire come off the bead from getting a flat? How does one set a bead (if possible) from the side of the road (especially without a center stand)?
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