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Old 03-11-2006, 08:26 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by mooch
I am trying to decide on a repair kit to carry ...
Don't limit yourself to a single kit. I carry about 2 and a half kits. The BMW kit is OK for very large holes. If the hole isn't large you have to make it large for the BMW plugs to fit. For that reason I also carry one of the progressive suspension kits. The plugs that come with the progressive kit are good for medium size holes. For thin holes the rope plugs are reported to be good.

On trips I carry an air pump, for around town (when the cases are in the garage) I only carry the CO2 cartridges... about 6 of them. Also, make sure you aways have a fresh, unopened tube of goop. Once a tube has been opened throw it away as it will be hard as a rock the next time you go to use it. I typically ride with 2 tubes. All of this takes up about 1/2 the space in my under tail rack bag for the R12GS.

Regarding the stop-n-go plugger. I've not used one myself but have had friends who have had to plug the same hole many, many times before they could get to a place to swap tires.

// marc
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