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    Default Tire repair kits

    Been looking at the small versions that you can keep on the bike.

    Anyone using them? Which one? CO2 or 'engine pump' style? How many CO2 cartridges does it take to get back on the road?

    Pros and cons, please.


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    I hate to even respond, but I'll do it anyway, I've never had a flat. "knocks on wood"

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    Call it overkill but I carry: 1.Tire repair kit from: genuineinnovations.com

    2. Fix a flat type can (it has a longer flexible tube attached to the can)

    3. And because I don't trust the wimpy looking co2 cartridges, I have a small mini 12v air compressor that I can plug into the power outlet I installed over last winter.

    I figure if your stuck somewhere and most likely pissed and flustered, having extra stuff may let you think more clearly and get on the road quicker.
    At 50 mpg, who says going green can't be fun!!


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    I`ve never had a flat on the road but I did pick up a slime power pump and plug kit
    http://www.gadgetjq.com/slime_pump.htm

    after reading just how many co2 cylinders it takes to fill a motorcycle tire . I`m doing a trip to Maine this summer and wanted the piece of mind

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    This is what I carry in my tourpack. I only worry about road trips. Around here, I'll just have it towed home or put air in at a gas station or something.


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    The pump not only is an air pump but takes Co2's. both styles (threaded and not). The non threaded are WAY WAY cheaper.

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    Tim: I swear by the "Stop n Go" plug kits, never want to see the old style ever again. Won't help with tubes but can't be beat for tubeless! Also pack the "Engineair" power pump. Figure if you got them you won't need them something to do with that "Murphy" guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SportstersPaul View Post
    Tim: I swear by the "Stop n Go" plug kits, never want to see the old style ever again. Won't help with tubes but can't be beat for tubeless! Also pack the "Engineair" power pump. Figure if you got them you won't need them something to do with that "Murphy" guy.

    with those engine air kits how do you keep from pumping atomized fuel into the tire ?

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    They have a diaphram seal between the engine and the outflow, they do not pump anything except outside air. And with the adapters shipped with them, should someone else have a problem, they can be helped as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SportstersPaul View Post
    They have a diaphram seal between the engine and the outflow, they do not pump anything except outside air. And with the adapters shipped with them, should someone else have a problem, they can be helped as well.
    thanks . I wondered how they worked

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    I always liked the idea of the engine air, but has anyone ever tried filling a tire with one? How does it work? Does the bike run on one cylinder, or do you pull the other plug wire and just crank it? How long would it take? With scenario 2, I'd be afraid the battery would be dead by the time the tire was full.


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