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Tire Plugs

Guys- This has probably already been discussed on another thread buried deep within here...but what's the skinny on tire plugs for flat repair? Long term solution good for the remainder of the life of the tire, or temporary fix until a boot can be placed inside the tire?

Would your decision be different if it was a front tire vs a rear tire?

I picked up a big staple in my rear tire the other day; have a plug in the tire for now.......
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Done right I'd say they are fine...I have 3 plugs in my rear tyre atm, not sure I caught the 3rd one perfectly...air needs a top up every 2 weeks or so but then the tyre is almost due for replacement anyway. 1st plug was within a week of getting the PR2s installed.
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I don't have any issues plugging the front or rear on my bike.
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Can someone recommend a good plugging kit? One that has good instructions, since I've not ever plugged a tire before.

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I just bought a plug kit in the automotive section from WalMart- I believe Slime was the brand name. There are directions on the back of the package.
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I use this kit...I've tried the "rope" style kits before and just ended up with a useless mess. Have mended around 10 punctures with these over the years, no probs
edit: glad to see some "rope" stylers chiming in...I suspect there's nothing wrong with that method, I simply couldn't make it work for me
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Can someone recommend a good plugging kit? One that has good instructions, since I've not ever plugged a tire before.

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I use this kit...I've tried the "rope" style kits before and just ended up with a useless mess. Have mended around 10 punctures with these over the years, no probs
I've used the "rope" style at least 4 times, and the plug functioned as designed till the ed of the tire(s) lifespan. I usually buy them at Autozone or Walmart. Here's an article: http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/es...kit/index.html

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I bought a plug kit from the automotive section at Canadian Tire. Under 7 dollars. Rope style plugs. I used one 2 weeks ago on my rear tire after I pulled out a nail. The hole is in the grove of the tread, somewhat left of center. I have about 9,500kms on the OEM rear and plan to finish the season on the plugged tire. So far it holds up fine. I'll have to see how it holds air over the WInter.

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I got this http://www.slime.com/product/911/Tir...f-(40020).html in walmart for about $10 and a regular plug kit. You need a 12volt SAE connector to use the pump. before I got the pump I caary a set of 4 CO2 canisters. This is the same as the stop and go setup but a little cheaper.
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The "rope" plugs have worked fine for me, and I even plugged a nail hole in my wife's Nissan Maxima's tire. HOWEVER - that was one of the HARDEST chores I've done, getting the tool w/ the rope on it thru the tire !

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Thank you and the other person above for pointing out a place to purchase plug kits. Actually, I don't have a problem finding them. I could however use recommendations for kits that work well, or at least information on kits that do not work or that otherwise I should avoid.

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