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    Emergency tyre kits

    Hi All

    Looking for an emergency tyre repair kit to carry while riding.

    Just looking for opinions from people who have actually used them.

    Looking at the type that you insert a cord into the tyre Vs the tyre panda type (Motul P3 tyre repair, bike is running 17" tyres, so would need 2 of these).

    Cheers

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    Three punctures in short order, after a few years without one. Based on that experience, I put together an article for our IAM members. Click on this link: http://iam.org.nz/central-north-island/ and click on December 2018. You'll find the article starting on page 5. Hope that helps with choices. Have no experience with aerosol foams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue35 View Post
    Hi All

    Looking for an emergency tyre repair kit to carry while riding.

    Just looking for opinions from people who have actually used them.

    Looking at the type that you insert a cord into the tyre Vs the tyre panda type (Motul P3 tyre repair, bike is running 17" tyres, so would need 2 of these).

    Cheers
    Do you intend to remove the tire or "fix" it in place while it is still on the wheel ... ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by FJRider View Post
    Do you intend to remove the tire or "fix" it in place while it is still on the wheel ... ??
    While still on the bike, to get me somewhere to fix it properly.

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    https://www.supercheapauto.co.nz/p/s...id=SCN01040703

    Even though they are meant to be a temporary fix, I've had one last several thousands of Kms on the car, until the tyre was replaced (because of wear)
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    Have used a can of Tyre Weld - it worked and got me home, puncture was a glass fragment and the cut was approx 6mm long. Goo all over the rear hugger and swingarm though.

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    How do intend to reinflate the tyre? Would you be carrying a compressor? I thought something like this kit would be more useful.

    https://www.motomail.co.nz/estore/style/xttyrek.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeeper View Post
    How do intend to reinflate the tyre? Would you be carrying a compressor? I thought something like this kit would be more useful.

    https://www.motomail.co.nz/estore/style/xttyrek.aspx
    That is the type of kit I was thinking of compared to the Motul type goo in a can.

    The stripped down 12v compressor idea mentioned previously is interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue35 View Post
    That is the type of kit I was thinking of compared to the Motul type goo in a can.

    The stripped down 12v compressor idea mentioned previously is interesting.
    You can buy a small 12v compressor, motorcycle tyres have small volume of air (compared to a car tyre). It would work fine, directly connect to the battery.

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    I always carry a 12v compressor. Got it from Supercheap. Works a treat, fits in the tail bag, not too heavy.

    Course, since I bought it I have had no punctures to try it on. I do use it all the time for regular tyre maintenance though.
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    I used one of those string plug kits on rear tyre. Only took about 5 mins and held up well. I only replaced the tyre because I was going to the track, otherwise would have used it on the road quite happily.

    Cheers

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    good kit available from Bits4bikes.co.nz only $51.58

    https://www.bits4bikes.co.nz/View-A-Product/Id/57550
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    Haven't read Blackbird's blog yet so may be missing something. The tyre repair kits come with gas bottles. I have a "dog turd" set in the saddle bags and an old BMW set going back to the 90s when I had a BMW.

    I have a can of Motul foam here but the only time I've used one of those was when I gave one to somebody on a group ride.

    Otherwise I have AA Plus.
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    I have a small bike pump tied under a side cover. I may never need it but it's there. Licorice type plug but replace the glue every few years or at least check it's still fluid.

    Unlike a mate, don't go too fast. Tyres expand quite a bit at silly speeds so spit out repairs. We had to use several to fix that hole and limp for new tyre. Muppet.
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    I remember getting a tyre puncture repair on my gsxr1100, I was in a hurry when I pickt up the wheel, I slapped it back on, just carried on riding that day, when returning home that night, I was giving it a blast down a familiar bumpy road @260+kph, when I got home I recalled the tyre guy saying it's good for normal riding
    I checked the wheel - it had a string dangling out nearly completely out !, promptly removed said wheel and got it fixed properly, those sticky string things arr only good in atv's , or for on the roadside to get you to a proper repairer

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