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After watching the Fortnine video on tire plugs I realized I can’t trust the silly expensive mushroom plug kit with Co2 canisters that I have. So I bought a regular old rope plug kit and a Slime pump to keep on the bike. I’m very impressed with the Slime pump. I assumed the gauge would be useless but it actually only reads a couple PSI high and the needle doesn’t even bounce when on. It only took about 3 minutes to bring my tire from 28 back up to 42psi. I was slightly disappointed the pump uses a cigarette lighter but I bought a SAE adapter with a built in fuse to plug right into my battery tender lead.

I’ve never had to plug a tire before but I’m very happy with this setup. Probably won’t be as much fun the next time I have to use it. It did displace my first-aid kit to the saddle bag. Kid tested. Rider approved.
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Their favorite part was drilling screws into the tires and bleeding the air out. I may have to be careful with the precedent I just set. Little one asked if the plug was a twizzler and if he can eat it. 😂
 
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Can't see, but I cut the lighter plug off my Slime pump and added an SAE plug.... as long as you take note of the polarity, you're good. Lighter plugs are bulky.
 

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I considered doing that. The lighter plugs are annoyingly huge but I was able to fit both the SAE adapter and the provided lighter plug with alligator clips just in case in the pump case. Good enough for me so I think I’ll leave it.
 

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I've got an old 12v Campbell Hausfeld inflator that I started carrying some 15 years ago. I saw a couple trying to air a car tire up with a bicycle pump in a state park a few weeks ago and let them use it to air their tire up. It still works. :) I have a Stop-N-Go kit too and have used it a few times on other people's bikes, but after the Fort Nine video I've switched back to old fashioned plugs too. I've only had one fail, and it was in a sidewall. Even that one got me home.
 
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I've got an old 12v Campbell Hausfeld inflator that I started carrying some 15 years ago. I saw a couple trying to air a car tire up with a bicycle pump in a state park a few weeks ago and let them use it to air their tire up. It still works. :) I have a Stop-N-Go kit too and have used it a few times on other people's bikes, but after the Fort Nine video I've switched back to old fashioned plugs too. I've only had one fail, and it was in a sidewall. Even that one got me home.
And I can’t even attempt to resell this stupid Stop-N-Go kit in good conscious to a fellow motorcyclist so it’s basically garbage. At least I was able to reuse the carrying case for my new kit lol.
 

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I made a SAE-to-12volt socket adapter, that I also use it to power my GPS. I do not care to use the provided 12volt socket for my GPS (and I am aware you can't run a compressor on that circuit). Leaving the 12volt plug on the compressor allows me to use the compressor with my car, which does not have a spare tire.

FortNine produces some really good videos. Makes this Canadian proud!

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After watching the Fortnine video on tire plugs I realized I can’t trust the silly expensive mushroom plug kit with Co2 canisters that I have. So I bought a regular old rope plug kit and a Slime pump to keep on the bike. I’m very impressed with the Slime pump. I assumed the gauge would be useless but it actually only reads a couple PSI high and the needle doesn’t even bounce when on. It only took about 3 minutes to bring my tire from 28 back up to 42psi. I was slightly disappointed the pump uses a cigarette lighter but I bought a SAE adapter with a built in fuse to plug right into my battery tender lead.

I’ve never had to plug a tire before but I’m very happy with this setup. Probably won’t be as much fun the next time I have to use it. It did displace my first-aid kit to the saddle bag. Kid tested. Rider approved.
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And I can’t even attempt to resell this stupid Stop-N-Go kit in good conscious to a fellow motorcyclist so it’s basically garbage. At least I was able to reuse the carrying case for my new kit lol.
I kind of wondered how likely it would be that something would hit the Stop-N-Go perfectly enough to push it out, but I live on a gravel road, so it's the plugs for me. I've plugged some friends' tires with the Stop-N-Go, the last I heard they're all still alive. :)
 

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I kind of wondered how likely it would be that something would hit the Stop-N-Go perfectly enough to push it out, but I live on a gravel road, so it's the plugs for me. I've plugged some friends' tires with the Stop-N-Go, the last I heard they're all still alive. :)
They’re alive for now. Surely cataclysmic plug failure is imminent. 😉

For me it was the combination of weakest plug, having to make the biggest hole in the tire for it, and more complicated use. I know I’m preaching to the choir. Also, having the pump instead of a bunch of Co2 cartridges that may or may not put enough air in the tire gives me much more peace of mind.
 
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