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Discussion in 'R1200RS Tyres/Tires' started by Willy, Feb 11, 2017.

  1. Willy

    Willy Well-Known Member

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    Just wondering what puncture repair kits people carry ( if any). I have seen in the UK the Crafty Plugger gets some good reviews. This is the sticky string type of plug so no glue to carry which always seems to be a solid dry lump when needed! Also looking at mini compressors to carry, there is the airman or motopressor. Any thoughts?
     
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    roger coleman Well-Known Member

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    On tours I carry a puncture repair kit, with gas cylinders, and small electric pump
     
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  5. Bravo

    Bravo Plenty in the tank. Contributor

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    Dynaplug repair kit and a £10 compressor I bought from Toddington services when I filled my truck up there.
     
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    Toddington - a bit close to me for comfort :)

    I have used a can of tyrefix or similar on at least 4 occasions. Got me home and twice I just ran until the tyre wore out.

    For a compressor I have this: http://www.mandp.co.uk/index.php/default/stop-and-go-mini-air-compressor.html
     
  7. Willy

    Willy Well-Known Member

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    Can you run the compressor from the din socket on the bike ie via canbus or does it pull too much current?
     
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    Al D Active Member

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    Allan "redfox" Active Member

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    I have a wonderful working set that I used many times, no glue needed not sticky etc.
    Ride with the plugs until the tires are worn out....
    http://www.stopngo.com/
     
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  10. wessie

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    not tried - it has a standard 12V plug and I have wired an extra accessory socket to one of the fuses under the seat. This is 7.5A so plenty for the compressor and I don't need an adapter...
     
  11. Bravo

    Bravo Plenty in the tank. Contributor

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    Yes,I have a hella adapter I plug in,its only a small compressor. It works just fine.
     
  12. Bravo

    Bravo Plenty in the tank. Contributor

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    I'm in your area regularly,obviously not IN your area,I'm talking geographically :)
     
  13. wessie

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    just found the box - says 6A max so it might run from the DIN socket or the canbus might decide it is drawing too much and isolate the socket - supposedly 5A max but I imagine there is a bit of leeway to cope with inrush currents when things are first switched on
     
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    The question I have is..........my NIB BMW repair kit that I bought with my 1986 K75c........do you think it's still good after 31-yrs? Those 3 CO2 cartridges are now antiques.

    BTW - I also have a NIB 1986 bulb repair kit. Very nice, but I doubt any of the bulbs fit anything......
     
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    Mr. 36654 Well-Known Member

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    On a serious note. Back in the day, working as an assistant mechanic in an auto garage, we used the cord repair plugs on bias ply tires, but never on radials. When we plugged a radial, there was a rubber plug that was injected in the puncture hole, similar to the Stop-n-Go products. Supposedly, the radial belts would cut the cord plugs and possibly fail.

    In any case, it was preferred to remove the tire from the wheel and install a patch on the inside of the tire.
     
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  17. Lee

    Lee Well-Known Member

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    I carry sticky ropes for the plug.
    For quite a few years I used the guts out of a Walmart pump. Think it was $10.
    IMG_0093.jpg

    On the K1300S I used a Slime pump. These list around $30.
    https://www.amazon.com/Slime-40001-Motorcycle-Tire-Inflator/dp/B000ET9SB4

    On my R1200RS my 7 liter Engage tankbag did not have as much space as my 10 liter BMW bag so I bought a smaller pump.
    The new pump is a Air Shot MotoPump.
    These sell for $50 on ADV.com
    http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/motopumps-new-pump-help-us-name-it-and-win-a-kit.1101839/

    Here's the Slime and AirShot side by side.
    Slime & AirShot MotoPump (2).JPG

    Slime & AirShot MotoPump (1).JPG

    The Slime pump is a little faster.
     
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  18. Bravo

    Bravo Plenty in the tank. Contributor

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    I've only got a small tool...........
    Anyways that's enough about my problems,here's my puncture repair kit.
     

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  19. Willy

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    Bravo, you said that pump works from the din socket on the side of the RS without cutting out due to the canbus 5A limit. May have to invest in one of those. The Dynaplug system looks good too. I think that AA pump you have is the same as the RAC one and stop & go one, just different colours and connections. Screw fix do the RAC one fairly cheap and get a din - cigarette lighter socket converter.
     
  20. Bravo

    Bravo Plenty in the tank. Contributor

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    So far I've only used the plug kit once,got another 6 months out of the tyre on my K13,the pump works fine (on the old K and the RS).I've got a larger pump but the bike won't handle that. The gauge is not too accurate but I use a separate one to check the pressures. While I'm about it,the pump has a light in it too.
    Hope this helps.
     

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