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    Re: Sometimes it takes more than one gummy worm to plug a tire

    The slime 12v compressor is great. Small and fairly powerful and cheap. (Wal Mart). Also, my phone has a great flashlight app, as well as carrying a small flashlight. Fortunately I have only had flats during the day. Hope that luck continues.
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    Re: Sometimes it takes more than one gummy worm to plug a tire

    Quote Originally Posted by stgolfer View Post
    I used to, but I kept having to take it off my keyring all the time. Like going to the courthouse, or flying, etc. Never found its way back on.
    Throw a small one in the front fairing box.
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    Re: Sometimes it takes more than one gummy worm to plug a tire

    Quote Originally Posted by Igofar View Post
    Stop & Go tire plug kit!
    The best there is...no glue used.
    Small enough to fit in the toaster oven (glovebox)
    Tool, plugs, 02 air cartridges etc.
    About $20 bucks at most shops
    I've plugged several tires with these, and never had
    a failure after plugging.
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    I love the stop and go kit however last year on our way to moonshine I had one fail. But gummy worms failed as well It was just one of those holes that didn't want to hold a plug. I had to ride in the tow truck while my ridding buddies followed us and made humiliating go pro videos of the entire event. It really was funny!

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    Re: Sometimes it takes more than one gummy worm to plug a tire

    +1 on the slime compressor I run it off an always on battery pigtail for the tender.
    I just use the wire cutters to cut the tail off the gummy worms.
    One flashlight has lithium batteries in it (good shelf life) in the locked fairing pocket the other is one of a set of 3 elcheapo LED lights I got at HDep on sale for regular use in the unlocked compartment. Also have an app that runs the phone's camera LED.
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    Re: Sometimes it takes more than one gummy worm to plug a tire

    Quote Originally Posted by SteveST1300 View Post
    I love the stop and go kit however last year on our way to moonshine I had one fail. But gummy worms failed as well It was just one of those holes that didn't want to hold a plug
    Check these mushroom plugs out... best of both worlds Gummies & Mushrooms! Won't pop out due to top and gummie shafts to seal better ( esp with some tires ).
    Stop&Go uses the 5/16 plugs... and use glue;

    http://patchboy.com/mm5/merchant.mvc...tegory_Code=ki

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    Re: Sometimes it takes more than one gummy worm to plug a tire

    Thanks Tom I am going to try these they look good. And I needed to order more plugs anyway.

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    Re: Sometimes it takes more than one gummy worm to plug a tire

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Mac 04a View Post
    Check these mushroom plugs out... best of both worlds Gummies & Mushrooms! Won't pop out due to top and gummie shafts to seal better ( esp with some tires ).
    Stop&Go uses the 5/16 plugs... and use glue;

    http://patchboy.com/mm5/merchant.mvc...tegory_Code=ki
    I've used the stop and go tubeless plug kit for years now, and none of them ever used any glue.
    I carry the slime pump as well.
    For emergency CO2 air, I visit the local dirt bike shop and purchase a LARGE CO2 cartridge and adaptor.
    These things are about the size of a Polish Sausage, and can fill SEVERAL tires before running out of air.
    Last time I got one, they were about $15 dollars.

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    Re: Sometimes it takes more than one gummy worm to plug a tire

    Yes it took a few to plug my hole. See my link. I ran the tire for ~2000km and felt a bit scared.

    http://www.st-owners.com/forums/show...y-Bad%29/page2


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    Re: Sometimes it takes more than one gummy worm to plug a tire

    How does one accomplish the double gummy fix. Put two on the tool and stuff em in?
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    Re: Sometimes it takes more than one gummy worm to plug a tire

    Yes that is how I did mine, actually put some cement on it. I put 2 at a time and shoved it home. If it slips in easy you will need more than one. It you think you need more do it before the cement cures in 3-5 minutes.

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