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Old 12-01-2012, 07:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Plug & Go Puncture Repair.

Those who have had the misfortune to actually test any of the myriad of "Plug & Go" tubeless tyre repair kit's would you please tell me what you have found to be good or bad.

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Old 12-01-2012, 07:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Tried out one of those tubeless tyre repairs that use a rubber plug smothered in rubber adhesive and it worked...for about 3 hours.

Took the wheel to a tyre place and showed them the repair and they pronounced the tyre scrap, after laughing a lot.

Had to get a new one. They said that if I had brought in the wheel with the original tiny hole made by a nail, before enlarging it with the tool provided in the kit, it would have been alright.

Of course I didn't admit to having done the repair myself...
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I've used every type of plugging system at one time or another and have always enjoyed excellent results.

I'm aware that there are valid safety concerns with this type of repair and perhaps I've simply been lucky but my experience has been that they work very well.
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My first attempt failed after 3 days, probably because the escaping air removed nearly all the adhesive from off of the 'bacon strip' repair insert onto my fingers.
Second attempt with copious amounts of adhesive and after deflating the tyre first lasted 2 months.

But both repairs were satisfactory as a get you home method. Next time I intend to try out these because the tyre damage isn't going to be quite as detrimental and the repair kit doesn't weigh around half a kilo.

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Old 12-01-2012, 08:08 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I have successively used tyre plugs both on my car and bike, most recently on my 675 five weeks ago. The puncture was caused by a nail and was easy to repair. The tyre has remained fully inflated ever since.



Whenever my wife and I go touring, I always keep a Cargol 'Turn 'n Go' kit on me It is a good insurance, especially if experiencing a puncture in a desolated (and dangerous) spot far from anywhere -- plenty of those kind of 'spots' here in South Africa It is more of a temporary repair, but it will get you home or to the nearest tyre repair shop without any problem...




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Old 12-01-2012, 08:11 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Yrs ago I had a tire with a nail in it and had it slimed,it actually worked for 6 months of riding that I shouldnt have tried but it was the rear. When it finally went flat it cost me 250 bucks to get towed home. I carry a plug kit now,if it gets me to a shop thats good enough for me.
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stop and go

Hi Geoff, I have been thinking about Stop and go plugs as the wife has had two punctures in the last six months, have ordered a mini tire compressor.

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Thanks folks, looks to me like the Cargol Turn and Go is the best bet due to it's simplicity and given that I would only use it to get to a dealer.

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Thanks folks, looks to me like the Cargol Turn and Go is the best bet due to it's simplicity and given that I would only use it to get to a dealer. Geoff.


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