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puncture repair Stop & Go plug kit
« on: August 04, 2015, 03:34:57 pm »
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003VE0ZL6?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00

Just bought one of these and although I hope not to test it until my tyre is worn out it looks like it will do a good job

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Re: puncture repair Stop & Go plug kit
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2015, 04:06:07 pm »
One thing I like about the string type plugs is that you can shove more than one in the puncture, if you have to.  I had a rear tire punched by a big bolt that ripped a ragged hole.  I knew there was no saving that tire, but I still have to get the bike home.  I ended up jamming several strings to slow the leak enough to limp home.  The Stop-n-go type plug likely could not have done the same.  I'm glad I didn't have to call AAA to have my bike towed.  I think I'll stick with strings... and pack extra just in case.

As to whether or not I'd trust a repaired tire... it also depends on where the puncture is.  If it is in the tread groove, the tire is very thin there and a shoved-thru type plug is less likely to work well in the long run.  On the tread block, I have no problem trusting a string repair.  I will "derate" the repair tire in my mind, though.  If it was a V-rated tire, I'll treat it as an S-rated one after the repair.
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Re: puncture repair Stop & Go plug kit
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2015, 04:59:30 pm »
My Kit has a Friction Gun to Insert the Plugs..... a bit more expensive I grant you, but well worth the money.

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Re: puncture repair Stop & Go plug kit
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2015, 12:13:44 pm »
I think that both the sticky string and Stop & Go kits have their advantages, however, if you use the Stop & Go kit add a pair of pliers to your tool kit as you'll need it to properly seat the plug.
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Re: puncture repair Stop & Go plug kit
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2015, 02:57:58 pm »
Maybe carrying a multi-tool would be a good idea, I normally carry very sparse tool assortment.  I do think I will have a Dyna Plug kit on the bike soon.  No reaming of the puncture required with them, and you can insert up to 4 for a large puncture if necessary.
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Re: puncture repair Stop & Go plug kit
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2015, 04:02:02 pm »
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I think that both the sticky string and Stop & Go kits have their advantages, however, if you use the Stop & Go kit add a pair of pliers to your tool kit as you'll need it to properly seat the plug.
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 You need to pull on the plug to properly seat it.  You can pull too hard.  I would suggest you practice on an old tire first.   I have used stop and go to plug a tire on my son's FJR and it lasted until he changed the tire 5000 miles later.   I also had a huge hole in my tire that stop and go would not seal.  It took two sticky strings.
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Re: puncture repair Stop & Go plug kit
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2015, 05:00:35 pm »
One thing I will caution about kits like the Dyna plug, is that the puncture needs to be in a section of tire with some thickness for it to work well.  This is a concern with sticky string type plugs too, but because of the large cross sectional area of 2 strings going through the puncture, and a large loop sticking out on the inside, it is a bit more tolerant where the tire is thin, like inside the tread groove.
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Re: puncture repair Stop & Go plug kit
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2015, 04:23:21 pm »
I guess everything old is new again. I don't recall the name on the plugs we used 40 years ago, but they looked like the ones with the head on them. They didn't have the threaded insertion tool, you just gooped them up with the cement and jammed them through a metal tube into the hole. They worked very well on car and truck tires, never saw one fail. I never saw one used on motorcycle tires, but I don't see any reason they wouldn't last the life of the tire.

 



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