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Looking for recommendations for a tire plug kit and portable air pump for trips. Never really took any with me but I'm starting to get overly cautious with my older age.
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I just bought a tire plug kit from Walmart for $7 from the "slime" company. Comes with a reamer and plug insert tool, a few plugs and a tire gauge in a compact plastic case about the size of an old VHS tape. The also have very compact 12v compressors too for under $20. The only thing I did was add a small pair of angle cutters so I could remove whatever was in the tire. The compressor is alitte slow but it works just fine
 

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Tire plug kit

All, thanks for the input much appreciated.
 

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I'll be carrying plugs and compressor after 2 flats on the rear last season. First one(in June, 20 miles west of Meeker, CO) wasn't so bad as I had a bunch of miles on the Avon's I put on at Sturgis Rally previous year......the second flat(August, north of Polson, MT) was on fairly new Michelin so didn't get many miles out of that one. But that was my excuse to pull the trigger on new RG...had been looking and it just seemed it was the mojo talkin'......trying to add pix from second flat...a 3" long quarter inch bolt....had to hit it just right to poke that sucker in there.....made me in the mood to spring for tire warranty with RG too .....best situation ?.>>...got plugs and compressor along, so with any luck I won't need them !
 

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'Working for GoodYear in my younger days,,, The Leather Plugs are the Only Way to Go...
 

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I just bought a tire plug kit from Walmart for $7 from the "slime" company.
My advice? Throw it away. I've been plugging tires for me and family and friends for 40 years. Probably a couple dozen at LEAST. The cheapies with the plastic handle break. I went through a couple till I bought a all metal beefy one.

I broke one of the plastic handle ones..so only metal for me..
Agreed! Pick up one of these.....solid kit.

https://www.amazon.com/Quality-Tools-Repair-Punctured-35-Piece/dp/B01IU8PVT8/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1495554358&sr=8-12&keywords=tire+plug+kit+motorcycle

And then get these....Safety Seal is one of if not the best. And yes, the plugs DO matter.

https://www.amazon.com/Safety-Seal-656267100061-Repair-Inserts/dp/B00B0WZJIU/ref=lp_7181472011_1_1?srs=7181472011&ie=UTF8&qid=1495554475&sr=8-1

Find a bag to hold it and you're good to go. I got this compressor and it works great and has great reviews.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000ET9SB4/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Or just spend a couple extra bucks and get the compressor and this

https://www.amazon.com/Light-Deluxe-Repair-Repairs-storable/dp/B010LYKR70/ref=lp_7181472011_1_6?srs=7181472011&ie=UTF8&qid=1495554475&sr=8-6
 
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