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Stop & Go Tubeless Puncture Pilot

Does anyone carry a tire repair kit? I saw the Stop&Go Tubeless Puncture Pilot. $54 on Amazon. Includes an air pump that will run off battery and has a tender adapter. Looking for thoughts. I would only use a patch as a short term emergency solution. Suggestions?

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I keep one on the bike & have used it exactly once & it performed as advertised.
Since I got me home under my own power I will consider it money well spent.
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I bought this one years ago and it has paid for itself the few times I've had to use it.....https://www.stopngo.com/tire-mobility-kit-for-cars/

I keep it under the seat.The tire gauge is in the black case along with a Leatherman tool. the compressor in the red pouch and the rest of the kit in the stop-n-go pouch. I plugged one new Michelin PR3 that only had about 60 miles on it and it was on the bike when i sold it 7500 miles later.

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The one you listed looks like a good set-up. Stop-n-Go products work well. I've never had an issue with mine....
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I have carried a Stop & Go kit (+ other related items) on my bike for the last 15 years. I only had to use it once ... but it was well worth it. I never travel without it.
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I have the DynaPlug kit which gets great reviews. Never used it. I have used the old fashioned plugs that are like a tar covered braid. They work fine but are a lot of work to get installed sometimes. The DynaPlug looks to be a superior plug system.

I carry a mini bicycle tire pump which has been easy enough for airing back up after riding dirt or when a tire loses pressure over time. I would love to have an electric pump but would never go without the manual pump also.
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Yep, good product. And, if you buy one you'll probably never have to use it. I believe that's one of Newton's Laws.
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This is one of the advantages of tubeless tires. There's a good chance you can do a quick fix in a pinch. I carry the Slime (brand) pump, but I'm not a Slime fan, so I carry the tools to install a plug. You may also want to carry something like a small pair of vice grips to remove the foreign object.
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It doesn't take much to flatten a tire....

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March of 2015 on the FJR. I had tires already ordered to replace the set i had on so it was perfect timing...


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I have the DynaPlug kit which gets great reviews. Never used it. I have used the old fashioned plugs that are like a tar covered braid. They work fine but are a lot of work to get installed sometimes. The DynaPlug looks to be a superior plug system.

I carry a mini bicycle tire pump which has been easy enough for airing back up after riding dirt or when a tire loses pressure over time. I would love to have an electric pump but would never go without the manual pump also.
I have the large plastic black handle DynaPlug kit and the small metal one--if you ever have to use it you will need a centerstand or someway to keep the bike from rolling forward-because it takes a lot of pushing to get it in the tire so much that I can't see the small handle one working and if it goes in easy the hole is to large and it will leak--so I keep the large one and a sticky string kit on the bike to cover all size holes--and about the Stop&Go kit I have seen them fail on steel belted tires the belts chew them up-they work well on bias tires with nylon cord--never had a sticky string repair fail on any kind of tire

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I had a nail stuck in my tire a few months back. I carried two different tire repair kits, neither of which worked. The problem was they did not work at allowing me to push the plug into the tire. The tire simply collapsed against the rim when pressure was applied by the insertion device. Tried slime too. Slime blocked the hole while the bike was at rest but gave out when the tire started to move.

I think the only real fix is to take the tire off the rim and patch it from the inside. The tire repair kits that insert a plug are designed for car tires that are a lot stiffer than motorcycle tires and have a much thicker carcass.

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never had a sticky string repair fail on any kind of tire
I've had one fail on a car tire. Over the years I've put in at least a dozen of them and that is the only failure.

Thanks for the info about using the larger T-handle tool.
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Thanks for the replies. I just ordered the Stop&Go off Amazon Prime. Hopefully I wont have to use it.
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I carried a patch kit for years, but no longer. Now I use Ride-on tire sealant and balancer. When I replaced a tire last year I found a nail protruding in the case that had been there so long the nail head had worn off. never lost pressure. YMMV.
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I had a screw in my tyre about 3 weeks ago. By the time I had stopped the tyre was flat.

I have the Stop n Go with the CO2 canisters & this was the 1st time I used it. Had no problems getting the adapter in as the hole was huge.

Did you ream out the hole enough?

BTW, I replaced the tyre recently & noticed I didn't pull the mushroom out far enough & it was not sealed tight against the tyre wall. Only lost about 2psi a week though!
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I've always carried the standard 'buy at any store' sticky string tire puncture kit, a Leatherman, and a small electric pump.

Over the last three years I've been lucky enough to get six punctures on three different bikes. All on the rear tire, and all were some form of nail or screw. After a while I was beginning to think someone was sabotaging my tires.

I had three punctures in a single tire of my V-Strom (still had quite a bit of tread on it when I finally decided to replace it). Three punctures in three different tires on my Tiger 1050, and one puncture on my Moto Guzzi Stelvio. That one took everything I had to plug. Man, that tire was tough to get through.

After my experience with the tire on the Guzzi, I'm thinking about buying this kit. It should provide a bit more leverage when you really need it: http://a.co/haIU7fk

@twowheels: I could see that happening if the tire is almost out of air. The trick with most of these plugs is to keep the tire as inflated as possible while reaming and plugging.

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