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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-04-2010, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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Tire Repair Kit?

How many of you guys/gals carry a tire repair kit with CO2 inflator with you on your bike? I'm thinking that would be a good thing to carry with me. Right now I'd have to call my HOG membership for a tow since I'd be dead in the water if I got a flat. I think I could plug and inflate a tire myself and save my one HOG call for a breakdown, should that ever happen.
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How many of you guys/gals carry a tire repair kit with CO2 inflator with you on your bike? I'm thinking that would be a good thing to carry with me. Right now I'd have to call my HOG membership for a tow since I'd be dead in the water if I got a flat. I think I could plug and inflate a tire myself and save my one HOG call for a breakdown, should that ever happen.
I carry BMW's tire repair kit.
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I carry a plug kit on long trips, but don't do so on day rides.
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I carry a plug kit on long trips, but don't do so on day rides.
Same here. Be advised that the repair (plug) kit is pretty much worthless if you have spoke wheels.

I also carry one of this 90 deg adapters in case I need to add air at some convenience store.

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I carry a plug kit on long trips, but don't do so on day rides.
I should do that...I keep forgetting that's all I need with a Street Glide!

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I carry a plug kit for that eventuality. So far, I have been very lucky.
For what it's worth: a buddy oin the left coast gets a can of NAPA tire sealant and puts a can in each tire. He came in from Laughlin to near the coast, and when he got home, the bike was too low to put the center stand down. He had a half inch bolt in the tire (I saw the pix) that went in head first. He managed to make it to the house. He says it could have happened anywhere from Laughlin to the coast. I will be adding some of that goo to both of my tires in addition to the plug kit in reserve.

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I carry both a plug kit and co2. I have used for myself once and for folks along the road several times. Always in my bag.
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I carry the Ride On Plug Kit and Have a Slime Compressor to pump the tires back up, both take very little space can even carry them along on my Sportster ..

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I've got spoked wheels. Thought about carrying a small 12V compressor but since I've got tubes not much point to it unless I see a low tire and I'm way out in the desert. I don't think I'd want to try to fix a tire on the road like the dual sport guys do. Thought about getting cast wheels for that very reason, but I love the look of the spokes.

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Been stranded too often with spoke wheels they look great but with my wheels, a simple plug and pump back up, am back on the road in less than an hour ..

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