I've got a couple of longer trips coming up this year and the issue of repairs to punctures in my tubed tyres is taxing me. Not having done any longer tours on my Tiger, my attitude so far has been "get a puncture; get a ride home and deal with it there". To-date, I've not had to put this into practise. Now, if I'm travelling somewhere in Europe, that's not really what I want to do. So, how difficult is it to get what's essentially a tubeless tyre off the rim to to do a fix. Is this possible the 'old fashioned' way with tyre levers, or is bead breaking going to be a stopper for a DIY fix? What's the best way to approach the potential puncture problem? If they were tubeless wheels, I'd carry an emergency plugging kit and gas cartridge.