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Flat Tire: real-time repair kit

I was riding my ZX-14R, met up with a handful of riders at a local Ocean front bar/bbq joint. We were laughing, having a beer, good times.

Looking skyward, I noticed the impending rain blotting out the current sunny conditions. I decided to leave, proceeded over a few bridges, averaging the proverbial 'ton', amidst a heavy downpour, but all was fine.

So as I'm maintaining this sweet cruising speed, I notice the rear getting out of shape, steering suddenly became a stranger, haha.

Pulled over, flat tire in the rear..

Which inflating device do you prefer?

Thankfully a good friend with a Repo flat bed was nearby.

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Right from the get-go I'm going to tell you that the flat tire I experienced a few days ago, didn't happen on my 790D.

I was riding my ZX-14R, met up with a handful of riders at a local Ocean front bar/bbq place. We were joking, having a beer, good times.

Looking skyward, I noticed the impending rain blotting out the current sunny conditions. I decided to leave, proceeded over a few bridges, averaging the proverbial 'ton', amidst a heavy downpour, but it was warrrm.

So as I'm maintaining this sweet cruising speed, I notice the rear getting out of shape, steering suddenly became a stranger, haha.

Pulled over, flat tire in the rear.. I have a plug kit, but what inflating device do you prefer?

Thankfully a good friend with a Repo flat bed was nearby.
I always carry a puncture repair kit with 6 small air canisters. Ive repaired 4 punctures, 3 on my own bikes (all on the multistrada, and twice when 2up) and a stranded guys puncture i came across out riding.
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This is why I love forums! Another idea I haven't thought of, but probably one of the better ones. I need to look into a plug kit and air fill. Always a good item to have on hand!
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I carry a small electric pump with a plug kit, easily fits under seat of my 'other bike'.
Have to work out where to put it on the 790, not fitting under the seat.

Mine
https://www.rockycreekdesigns.com/co...or-pocket-pump

Another highly recommended
https://bestrestproducts.com/product...pump-ez-gauge/

Review of pumps
https://www.roadrunner.travel/2015/0...le-tire-pumps/
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Mini electric pump, adhesive "dog turd" ropes and the screw in, snap off "Gryyp" brand plugs for nail holes. I got 3 punctures in 4 months last year on my GSX-S 1000, all on Michelin Road 5 tyres. I live out in the country and a fair way from immediate help so have to be prepared
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Just following on from my post above, I've also got a repair kit called the Stop and Go Tyre Plugger. I've never had occasion to use it but a friend has used one successfully, which is why I bought it. Referring to the photo, the puncture is repaired with a rubber mushroom. The head of the mushroom is undercut so that it compresses and can be forced through the puncture hole after being loaded into the cylinder. It works a bit like a grease gun. Apparently very easy to use and great for regular holes caused by nails and the like.

Spoiled for choice with the stuff I carry!
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Just following on from my post above, I've also got a repair kit called the Stop and Go Tyre Plugger. I've never had occasion to use it but a friend has used one successfully, which is why I bought it. Referring to the photo, the puncture is repaired with a rubber mushroom. The head of the mushroom is undercut so that it compresses and can be forced through the puncture hole after being loaded into the cylinder. It works a bit like a grease gun. Apparently very easy to use and great for regular holes caused by nails and the like.

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Would this fit in where the tool kit lives Geoff? Obviously with the tool kit removed that is 😁
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I keep mine in the tail pack along with tools, first aid kit and electric pump etc. If you want to check, here is the kit dimension in mm: 200x80x30
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I keep mine in the tail pack along with tools, first aid kit and electric pump etc. If you want to check, here is the kit dimension in mm: 200x80x30
Thanks Geoff, if I go any distance I usually have the tail pack on so I suppose there’s the answer.
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Sticky string kit with (bodkin and auger) and miniature tyre pump from local 4wd shop. Works a treat and as long as the plug is not in the sidewall will last the life of the tyre !
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