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Re: Is your tyre plugger the best?
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2021, 08:11:53 pm »
3 gas canisters put enough in my rear tyre to get me the admittedly lowly distance of about 3 miles to the nearest air line.

Unless I were making progress I doubt I would know if it was that low on pressure and I would happily have ridden at most speed limits apart from 70 for about 10 miles.

Richard had a rear that was so low I had to pull him over as I could 'see' how flat it was. He sheepishly said he did wonder but he sure as hell didn't pull over yelling 'I've got a rear puncture!'

Almost nowhere in UK is remote enough to worry. I now carry a compressor when on tour but my normal kit has four canisters now.

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Re: Is your tyre plugger the best?
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2021, 08:27:44 pm »
I have a cordless compressor it has just about enough juice to fill a rear tyre from flat. You have to remember to keep it charged.

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Re: Is your tyre plugger the best?
« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2021, 08:38:02 pm »
Aah! Yeah that's the thing isn't it. More things to keep charged!

I'll stick with the canisters for now. I used similar ones to push beer in smaller kegs so it's no hardship.
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Re: Is your tyre plugger the best?
« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2021, 10:21:40 pm »
My Airforceruns off the Optimate power cord and will inflate both tyres from flat'ish with the engine off.

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Re: Is your tyre plugger the best?
« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2021, 11:06:44 pm »
I use one of these https://www.amazon.co.uk/Slime-40001-Motorcycle-Tire-Inflator/dp/B000ET9SB4. Not the cheapest but well made, very compact and works great.
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Re: Is your tyre plugger the best?
« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2021, 05:46:37 am »
I use one of these https://www.amazon.co.uk/Slime-40001-Motorcycle-Tire-Inflator/dp/B000ET9SB4. Not the cheapest but well made, very compact and works great.

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Re: Is your tyre plugger the best?
« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2021, 07:54:26 am »
I had the Slime pump kit and getting it back in the case was like a puzzle from the Krypton Factor, and if you remember the Krypton Factor you're really old  ;D