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Offline Gobear

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Repairing tubeless tires ...rubber plugs ?
« on: December 13, 2016, 11:37:45 am »
I'm going to purchase a small compressor probably and a tubeless tire repair kit to keep on the bike..I notice these rubber plug kits that differ from the pieces of cord I see in most kits .

Has anyone had experience using either one?

I've been lucky I guess as in over 40 year of riding I've never incountered  a flat tire

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Re: Repairing tubeless tires ...rubber plugs ?
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2016, 12:55:05 pm »
The two types of plugs I've seen most commonly discussed here and elsewhere are Stop & Go (the mushroom plugs) and Dynaplugs (the special all-in-one tool).  (You should be able to search the forum for threads on those.)  A rap on the former seems to be that they tend to fail.  A rap on the latter is that they are quite small.  I've tried them both out of curiosity, but personally am back to the sticky ropes, which seem a lot more robust and very easy to use.  I've used those plenty of times on my bikes and cars and have never had a failure.   I carry the "mini tire repair kit" from here: http://www.tirerepairkit.com/.  It's very compact, but the ones from the auto parts store seem to be just as good.

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Re: Repairing tubeless tires ...rubber plugs ?
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2016, 01:44:28 pm »
Usel this 3 Times' on My vars and one time on My xt1200 .... works really GOOD

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Re: Repairing tubeless tires ...rubber plugs ?
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2016, 01:45:12 pm »
Usel this 3 Times' on My vars and one time on My xt1200 .... works really GOOD

http://www.biltema.se/sv/Bil---MC/MC/Dack-och-slang/Reparationssats-dack-2000022836/


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Re: Repairing tubeless tires ...rubber plugs ?
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2016, 03:17:53 pm »
The two types of plugs I've seen most commonly discussed here and elsewhere are Stop & Go (the mushroom plugs) and Dynaplugs (the special all-in-one tool).  (You should be able to search the forum for threads on those.)  A rap on the former seems to be that they tend to fail.  A rap on the latter is that they are quite small.  I've tried them both out of curiosity, but personally am back to the sticky ropes, which seem a lot more robust and very easy to use.  I've used those plenty of times on my bikes and cars and have never had a failure.   I carry the "mini tire repair kit" from here: http://www.tirerepairkit.com/.  It's very compact, but the ones from the auto parts store seem to be just as good.

Good luck!


My experience as well. Tried the gimmicky Stop 'n' Go and Dyna plugs but ended up settling on conventional automotive gummy worms (sticky ropes), particularly the red radial ones. They are much cheaper and in my experience more reliable both in achieving the repair initially as well as holding until the tire was worn out.  Just make sure to get the ones with the "T" handle tools, much easier to push through the tire.
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Re: Repairing tubeless tires ...rubber plugs ?
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2016, 03:41:17 pm »
My experience as well. Tried the gimmicky Stop 'n' Go and Dyna plugs but ended up settling on conventional automotive gummy worms (sticky ropes), particularly the red radial ones. They are much cheaper and in my experience more reliable both in achieving the repair initially as well as holding until the tire was worn out.  Just make sure to get the ones with the "T" handle tools, much easier to push through the tire.

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I have had the best luck with the old-style, sticky/rope plugs.  Those gimmicky mushroom plugs seem great in theory and the insertion tools are cool, but if you get an irregularly shaped or larger hole out in the boonies, a few conventional plugs are more likely to get you home.
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Re: Repairing tubeless tires ...rubber plugs ?
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2016, 04:03:18 pm »
+3
I highly recommend going with the rope type over any other option.  You can use the $$ saved for more farkles.

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Re: Repairing tubeless tires ...rubber plugs ?
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2016, 04:09:13 pm »
Thank you,thank you ,thank you

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Re: Repairing tubeless tires ...rubber plugs ?
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2016, 04:12:17 pm »
I've had one or two times on MY bike that I needed to plug a tire. Both were before I found the Stop-N-Go tire plug system. The strings that I used worked just fine. However since then I have used my STOP-N-Go on at least 4 other friends tires and they worked effortlessly and only one had to be redone!
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Re: Repairing tubeless tires ...rubber plugs ?
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2016, 07:52:24 pm »
I've only had one gummy worm plug "fail" and how it failed was by developing a slow leak, only a couple PSI a day. Re-plugged it with a new one and never had any more issues.  What made me quit using the Stop 'n' Go was having one spit completely out - sudden deflation.  The Dyna Plug kit ended up in a rubbish bin (with frustration) at a turn out on CA 395 where I attempted to repair a puncture until I ran out of plugs.  First time I had to use the kit and I could not get a seal.  Very pissed!
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Re: Repairing tubeless tires ...rubber plugs ?
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2016, 05:01:50 am »
I encountered my first puncture early last November, just prior to embarking on a longish adventure trip. I was examining the tyres in preparation for the trip and noticed a staple in the rear tyre, with one leg in the thick part and another leg in the tyre thread, with the latter causing a small hole detected by soap bubbles. I researched the web and found that most tyre manufacturers state that roadside tyre repair kits are meant for emergency repairs and that they recommend repairs from the inside of the tyre as the only permanent solution. Sure enough, I removed the rear wheel and took it for repairs as recommended, which is basically a mushroom inserted from the inside. No pressure lost since the trip in early November. I do however carry an emergency repair kit with me when going on long trips, but have never had the need to use it.

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Re: Repairing tubeless tires ...rubber plugs ?
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2016, 08:26:22 am »
Plugged a lot of moto tires with sticky rope and never had one fail. At least twelve tires I can count.

I carry a moto tire plug kit with eight bottles of CO2, plus a super mini compressor and an extension on that unit's cable to hook to my accessory outlet. Plugged two (one mine and one in our group) tires on our last trip with this rig, no issues.

While rope plugs they are meant to be temporary I've left them in until the tire was used up a couple of times (one around 4k miles) and never had a failure. Now, sure, you have to be judicious about where you use them - sidewall won't work, but if in the center two thirds of the tire I have no aversion to them. 

I've been using this Bike Master Kit with additional CO2.

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/37843/i/bikemaster-tire-and-tube-flat-repair-kit?SITEID=Google+SEARCH+NON-BRAND+Product+Level+Ads+-+Google+Shopping+Campaign&P_ID=1554160532&adpos=1o5&creative=93111299813&device=c&matchtype=&network=g&gclid=CPzl5Kbl89ACFZI6gQodg54NkA

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Re: Repairing tubeless tires ...rubber plugs ?
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2016, 04:55:10 pm »
Had a Dyna Plug fail on me after a hundred miles or so, would not recommend using them. I've had the old fashion worm plug in my tire now for a good amount of time and have had zero issue.

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Re: Repairing tubeless tires ...rubber plugs ?
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2016, 07:33:28 pm »
Just used the standard rope plug yesterday on my son's bike.  Saved our whole day.  He had always kidded me regarding the crap I carry on my bike.  Yesterday, he was glad I had it.

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Re: Repairing tubeless tires ...rubber plugs ?
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2017, 03:59:00 pm »
I've only had luck with the rope style plugs.  You can double them up if needed, coat them with cement, shove them in, and ride on.  When the tire get to near end of life, sometimes they will start to leak but nothing catastrophic.

 

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