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firstwordisee 12-26-2012 08:55 AM

Stop and Go Tire Repair Kit
 
Sure it has been discussed before but impossilbe to search for threads with Stop, Go, and Tire.
I need to buy a new tire repair kit. Any feedback on the mushroom style rubber plugs and the Stop and Go mini compresser? I have used the strings and have confidence in them. I dont know anyone that has used the rubber plugs but if they work well this looks like a good (clean) method. I have seen threads here on the Slime kit but it sounds like the pump is cheap (probably same as Stop and Go. thanks

Multiplicity 12-26-2012 09:40 AM

The rope kit is the only way to go. Low cost. You can buy them anywhere and they work. The rope will actually vulcanize with the tire and allow you to run the tire until it's worn out.

The rubber plug kit is a proprietary POS, IMO. You pay way to much for the tool. It's a complicated POS and you can't buy refills at the local Wal-Mart of part store. They leak if the hole isn't the perfect size.

I've used two and 3 rope plugs on big holes to get me home. Try that with a rubber plug.

Don't waste your money on that :topes It's a gimmick and a piss poor one to boot.

Jarvis 12-26-2012 09:51 AM

I have had much, much better luck with the rope type plugs than with the stop-n-go. They hold better and are less prone to leakage in my experience.

larryboy 12-26-2012 09:53 AM

Safety Seal is really the best choice:

http://www.safetyseal.com/store/offroad.htm

Multiplicity 12-26-2012 09:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by larryboy (Post 20331125)
Safety Seal is really the best choice:

http://www.safetyseal.com/store/offroad.htm


It's the same thing as the rope kits from Wal-Mart. I have and use both.

larryboy 12-26-2012 09:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Multiplicity (Post 20331149)
It's the same thing as the rope kits from Wal-Mart. I have and use both.

Except that it's not. Safety Seal plugs are self vulcanizing, Walmart rope plugs from China are not.

Bruce H 12-26-2012 10:04 AM

I got a flat and pluged it with my trusty Stop and Go, didn't hold because the hole was next to a wire chord. It sheared off the plug tail. I did this several times as I limped down the road a few miles at a time. Finally I phoned home and had my employee bring a trailer (200 miles) we patched it in the shop with a string kit which held air. I cary both but think the string might be the way to go. If I haden't bought a Stop and Go I wouldn't buy one now.

Multiplicity 12-26-2012 10:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by larryboy (Post 20331162)
Except that it's not. Safety Seal plugs are self vulcanizing, Walmart rope plugs from China are not.

Who said ? Got the data to backup that statement ?

redwing51 12-26-2012 11:23 AM

I've used the mushroom plugs and never had any problem with them. I've used them on motorcycles and car tires. The one in the car tire is still holding after a year. Whatever works, I guess.

scooteraug02 12-26-2012 11:31 AM

I've used Walmart rope kits. They worked well.

Mini compressor. You can get one for $10. Take the huge plastic housing off and you have a small compressor. Works great.

I read here the CO2 cartridges won't fill a flat tire. It takes two to get the needed psi.

http://www.dalecroy.com/goldwing/compressor2.jpg

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=80882
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2159
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=716947
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=147600
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=360501
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=365556
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=45629
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=65448
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=231986
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=124391
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=683594
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=121841
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=160732
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=260725
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=559491
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=94642
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=326777
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=427020
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=363685
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...262998&page=45

erkmania 12-26-2012 11:33 AM

From a previous post I made,

"Others prefer the ropes. I carry both, but will only use the rope as the second resort. I have used plugged tires for the duration of their tread a couple of times. I'm always leery initially and I monitor the tire until I am satisfied the repair is OK. It does help that I have TPMS on my bike."

I am a fan of the mushroom Stop and Go's. I have not had a problem with them if I prepared the puncture hole correctly by reaming and if the bore hole was not irregularly shaped (as in sliced).

BTW, I use CO2 cartridges instead of a pump. I trust them more than pumps that are stored under the seat and potentially vibrated to oblivion before they get used.

Good luck. Lastly, you should know up front that the debate over flat repairs has similar intensity as the Red versus Blue debates. Both sides are right and unyielding.:deal :evil

Multiplicity 12-26-2012 11:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scooteraug02 (Post 20331695)
I've used Walmart rope kits. They worked well.

Mini compressor. You can get one for $10. Take the huge plastic housing off and you have a small compressor. Works great.

I read here the CO2 cartridges won't fill a flat tire. It takes two to get the needed psi.


CO2 isn't a good idea, IMO. If you have a leak or botch the first try and run out of cartridges, you're SOL :eek1

I carry a small 12V air compressor under the seat and a bigger one in the tailbag.
Eventually, I plan on stripping the plastic cover like you suggested and mount the bigger one on the bike.

firstwordisee 12-26-2012 04:24 PM

Thanks for the info. I assumed I would get both sides and I appreciate the opinions. Looks like the ropes won on this thread.
Erkmania, I am in San Diego too (actually live out in the foothills now - Descanso).

firstwordisee 12-26-2012 04:25 PM

scooteraug02
 
Thanks for the thread links! Very helpful.

erkmania 12-26-2012 08:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by firstwordisee (Post 20333782)
Thanks for the info. I assumed I would get both sides and I appreciate the opinions. Looks like the ropes won on this thread.
Erkmania, I am in San Diego too (actually live out in the foothills now - Descanso).

Nice to live outta town, huh? I moved to Crest and love the peace and quiet.


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