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Have those exact ones and I love them!!!! So today's your birthday? Have a Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday!!!!

Hanukah Harry, Santa and I were good to me. Bought myself a few goodies, including new Tour Master Solution WP Air Boots. Sadly, the weather has been for crap here lately, nothing but rain. Hoping it dries out so I can go ride!
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Do your notice any difference in the grip warmers before-and-after the Grip Puppies?

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Do your notice any difference in the grip warmers before-and-after the Grip Puppies?

I live in South Florida- don't need no steenkin' grip warmers!

Perhaps one of the members from the northern climes might be better suited to respond.
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The puppies will insulate and are open cell foam... Gen3 grip warmers are much better than Gen2 (which pulsed the ground), so they are OK on Gen3. I use Grip Buddies, which are more dense and will conduct heat better and don't sponge up water.
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One of the best accessories added to my FJR is TPMS. Knew rear tire was slowly losing air but parked just over a week on Christmas found it down to 19 PSI from 42. Didn't see any obvious puncture so I pumped it up and rode. Lost a pound or two in 100 miles. Next morning was back down to 24 so no ride. Painted the tire with soapy water and found this little puncture.

Now plugged from outside with Stop-n-Go. Will see how this works. First use of tools wasn't totally uneventful. Had to ream the hole 3 times before I was barely able to insert the sleeve into hole. Got the plug in the hole but the gun didn't want to release the plug. Unscrewed the collar and finally got the plug and tool detached.
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One of the best accessories added to my FJR is TPMS. Knew rear tire was slowly losing air but parked just over a week on Christmas found it down to 19 PSI from 42. Didn't see any obvious puncture so I pumped it up and rode. Lost a pound or two in 100 miles. Next morning was back down to 24 so no ride. Painted the tire with soapy water and found this little puncture.

Now plugged from outside with Stop-n-Go. Will see how this works. First use of tools wasn't totally uneventful. Had to ream the hole 3 times before I was barely able to insert the sleeve into hole. Got the plug in the hole but the gun didn't want to release the plug. Unscrewed the collar and finally got the plug and tool detached.
I also had a heck of a time getting the stop-n-go tool to work. It also is useless with a cut, for me it only worked with a puncture. I carry strings for cuts.
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Still not sure why every person on a two-wheeled contraption on the planet doesn't "at least" have a 50 dollar Chinese TPMS. Sure, you need to install a metal stem, but only those who put 5000 miles on their bikes in 3 years have an excuse, tires need to be changed pretty often. eh {Canadian for "I hope you agree with me".} eh
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Agree with you Phil, eh! And good old fashioned sticky strings work the best!

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Agree with you Phil, eh! And good old fashioned sticky strings work the best!
I carry sticky strings but have been plugging more tires than expected the past 4 years so indulged in a Stop-N-Go kit. Can't know I prefer one or the other without using both.

Prior tire was a Metzler Z6 on the rear whose life ended when a staple punctured and pulled out. Two holes close to each other. I felt the tire tear inserting sticky string and first attempt didn't seal. Finally doubled the string, for 4 strings through each of two holes. These were originally very small holes. Lost about 3 PSI getting 35 miles home (another endorsement of TPMS). Off came the Z6 and on when the T31 GT which was waiting.

There is an art to forming a wad or head inside the tire with a sticky string. Is this wad which seals the air, not the string through the hole. Am wondering how the mushroom head on Stop-N-Go is going to fare.

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I carry sticky strings but have been plugging more tires than expected the past 4 years so indulged in a Stop-N-Go kit. Can't know I prefer one or the other without using both.

There is an art to forming a wad or head inside the tire with a sticky string. Is this wad which seals the air, not the string through the hole. Am wondering how the mushroom head on Stop-N-Go is going to fare.
Wow, didn't know that. That's why it isn't easy to detach the insertion tool from the string, it pulls the string up against the hole, hard, before it detaches. Good stuff.
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