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Old 12-26-2012, 09:55 AM   #1
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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
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:40 AM   #2
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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 It's a gimmick and a piss poor one to boot.

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Old 12-26-2012, 10:51 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:53 AM   #4
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Safety Seal is really the best choice:

http://www.safetyseal.com/store/offroad.htm
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:57 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:59 AM   #6
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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.
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:04 AM   #7
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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.
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:30 AM   #8
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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 ?
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:23 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:31 PM   #10
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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.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=80882
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http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...262998&page=45
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:33 PM   #11
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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.
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:34 PM   #12
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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

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.
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Old 12-26-2012, 05:24 PM   #13
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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).
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Old 12-26-2012, 05:25 PM   #14
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Thanks for the thread links! Very helpful.
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:13 PM   #15
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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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