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Richard230

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Tubeless tire plugging video
« on: November 20, 2015, 10:16:25 AM »
Here is a link to a video published by Bike Bandit showing how to plug a tubeless motorcycle tire using one of the sticky-string tire plugging systems typically sold in auto accessory stores for around $10 (without the CO2 cartridges)- or two to three times that at motorcycle accessory stores, such as Bike Bandit.   ;)

http://www.bikebandit.com/community/videos/how-to-plug-tubeless-motorcycle-tire
current bikes: 2014 14.2 kWh Zero S, 2011 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Classic, 2009 BMW F650GS, 2007 BMW R1200R, 2005 Triumph T-100 Bonneville, 2002 Yamaha FZ1 and a 1978 Honda Kick 'N Go Senior.

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Re: Tubeless tire plugging video
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2015, 03:53:38 AM »
I always carry one of these kits.
Resqued me and my friends on quite a few occasions.

Tho not recommended by the experts, I kept on riding the plugged tyres untill the tyre was worn.
I keep a safety limit not to plug a tyre when the hole is closer to than 1 inch to the edge.
(except for a short distance to get me home)
Modifications so far:
Crash bungs
shortened chain tensioner bolts
GPS Satellite controlled chain lubrication system
Top Case

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Re: Tubeless tire plugging video
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2015, 05:39:23 PM »
For my life, I consider anything but a large mushroom put in from inside the tire to be temporary. This is the type of repair used by California Highway Patrol motor officers.

That said, I found an opinion on another thread in another site that recommended a particular brand of sticky strings. I went to the manufacturer's website and their video convinced me. A bit more expensive, but it looks the deal and is what I now carry:

http://www.safetyseal.com/

http://www.amazon.com/Safety-Seal-String-Repair-Storage/dp/B001DIECCK