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Whats in Your Roadside Motorcycle Tire Repair Kit? #4762735
05/20/18 08:11 AM
05/20/18 08:11 AM
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Midwest USA
LoneRanger Offline OP
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I've been riding w/o a tire repair kit since I got the new Guzzi late last summer. Need to get another one together. My previous kit which mysteriously disappeared when the Ducati was towed after the wreck contained sticky ropes, sticky rope tool, Leatherman multitool, head mountable LED light for night time, Aerostich mini compressor, and couple other things I forget at the moment.

What's in your kit?



'09 Subaru Forester ...................(QS HM 5W30)
'16 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 .....(ENI i-Ride PG 10W60)
Re: Whats in Your Roadside Motorcycle Tire Repair Kit? [Re: LoneRanger] #4762743
05/20/18 08:17 AM
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My Superglide has spoked wheels with tubed tires. Iím pretty much out of luck except for my AAA card.

Re: Whats in Your Roadside Motorcycle Tire Repair Kit? [Re: LoneRanger] #4762763
05/20/18 08:39 AM
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ZZman Offline
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A cell phone to call for help?


2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram TG
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT. Motul 7100 10w-40 and K&N
Re: Whats in Your Roadside Motorcycle Tire Repair Kit? [Re: LoneRanger] #4762808
05/20/18 09:35 AM
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They come with tire repair parts now?

Aside from a goldwing, and the ones I create myself from my own tools - every other motorcycle tools kit Ive had (and Ive had at least 20) consists of -

An incomplete low buck assortment of minimum quality tools crammed into a .1MM thick vinyl pouch with a bad snap.
Some are designed in such a a way that they nest within each other for leverage- like the Axle nut for chain tightening.
All are seemingly stamped out of pot metal so soft that they bend with he first use.
Ive seen Wisconsin cheese harder than most motorcycle tools.

All this goodness is typically hidden away somewhere nearly inaccessible on a rainy dark night when there is problem with the bike.


UD


Uncle Dave
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Re: Whats in Your Roadside Motorcycle Tire Repair Kit? [Re: LoneRanger] #4762829
05/20/18 09:55 AM
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I keep the sticky strings, and the T-handled tools (rasp and rope inserter). The GL1800 tires, especially the rear tire, can be a tough customer.

I also keep a small tube of rubber cement, as it seems to me, it acts as a lubricant when inserting the strings. It might also help to seal the edges of the puncture as well.

A Leatherman multi-tool as well.

For air, I bought a cheap Campbell Hausfield 12 volt compressor, and took it out of the case, reduced it down to its guts. It now easily fits inside of a 1 quart freezer bag, with room to spare. I extended the power cord so it can pump up the front tire, while plugged into a cigarette style outlet in the trunk.

It can inflate a tire from completely flat to 40 pounds, in a few minutes.

Of course, you can always get roadside assistance and a cell phone. My buddy had to go that route, when he picked up a 3/8" bolt in his rear tire, that he couldn't even pull out with a Leatherman multi-tool... and the tire only had 38 miles on it.


2004 Silverado - on its 3rd Jasper engine in less than one year.
Re: Whats in Your Roadside Motorcycle Tire Repair Kit? [Re: LoneRanger] #4762836
05/20/18 10:02 AM
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Mostly breakdown insurance and a cell phone seems to be necessary for modern bikes and cars.
Many cars don't even carry a spare tire, not even a get-you-home donut, today. Instead they have an instant repair goo and a mini pump many owners don't have a clue how to use.

Claud.

Re: Whats in Your Roadside Motorcycle Tire Repair Kit? [Re: LoneRanger] #4762907
05/20/18 11:29 AM
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I have a fancy plug tool & plugs, a small compressor, my AMA card, and a cellular phone. That and the tool kit plus a couple extras are all Iíve ever had. For quite a bit of my riding, I didnít even have the plugs & compressor, just Ride-On in the tires.

I have been very fortunate to have not needed tire repairs. I _have_ needed screwdrivers and an Allen wrench or two.

Re: Whats in Your Roadside Motorcycle Tire Repair Kit? [Re: LoneRanger] #4763005
05/20/18 01:21 PM
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I forgot to mention, I ride a lot in areas of Arkansas, Tennessee, North Carolina and West Virginia that really don't have cell service, and ... not even with Verizon. I try to be as self reliant as possible.

When my buddy totaled his motorcycle on the Cherohala... I was the only one who had cell service at the scene of the accident, and mine was bad at best.


2004 Silverado - on its 3rd Jasper engine in less than one year.
Re: Whats in Your Roadside Motorcycle Tire Repair Kit? [Re: LoneRanger] #4763033
05/20/18 02:11 PM
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Where the wind comes sweepin'
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I use Ride On tire sealant in mine which should negate the need for a plug kit. Basically anything big enough to deflate the tire won't be repairable anyway.

But I do keep a plug kit and a air compressor in case.

Re: Whats in Your Roadside Motorcycle Tire Repair Kit? [Re: LoneRanger] #4763086
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An anesthetic cookie and a towel is all I carry, the HD doesn't even have that.


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Re: Whats in Your Roadside Motorcycle Tire Repair Kit? [Re: LoneRanger] #4763185
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3 Co2s, plug and patch kit, small leatherman like tool, gloves, shop rag, and a $20 bill.

I carried a Progressive Suspension repair kit for years until I went through all the plugs, really liked that style of plug, can't find them anymore.

Re: Whats in Your Roadside Motorcycle Tire Repair Kit? [Re: LoneRanger] #4763258
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I've been eyeballing this tire plug kit ... Dynaplug. Add some C02 cartridges and should be good to go.

http://www.dynaplug.com/products.html

Re: Whats in Your Roadside Motorcycle Tire Repair Kit? [Re: LoneRanger] #4763304
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I would recommend a practice fix on a tire you are about to change for anyone who hasn't done it before. My first roadside repair didn't seal and I lost all my co2. Luckily, I had an old style inflator that used bb gun cartridges and Kmart a quarter mile away. You don't get much in those cartridges.

Re: Whats in Your Roadside Motorcycle Tire Repair Kit? [Re: LoneRanger] #4763557
05/21/18 12:35 AM
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When on tubeless I have a tubeless repair kit, when on tube tyres, tyre levers and patch kit. This is for the same bike - I have 2 sets of wheels.


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2005 Nissan Expert - 5W-40 Castrol Magnatec diesel.
1996 Volvo T5 - Penrite HPR15 - 15W-60. Ryco syntec filter.
Re: Whats in Your Roadside Motorcycle Tire Repair Kit? [Re: LoneRanger] #4763611
05/21/18 05:51 AM
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On vacation rides I always have a cheap tire plug kit, can of "Fix A Flat" sealant and Tiny Air Compressor.
Non Vacation rides I think just a can of sealant.

Last edited by alarmguy; 05/21/18 05:52 AM.

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