Pretty in Pink, dunno why
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Redondo Beach
I carry a can of TireFlate/Flatfix. It's cheap and readily available. If you go this route, make sure the one you get hase a hose attachment.
If the flat is fairly minor, like a nail, screw, or thorn and you can pull it out, then it's likely that this stuff will work.It will both inflate and seal the leak. If it doesn't, then you're looking at a traditional tear down and tube replacement, and it's probably better to be carrying a pump for that eventuality, though I suppose that the TireFlate would work even then to inflate the tire.
I haven't had to use the thing for the KLR, but have used it successfully on other bikes.
Of course, the downside is that if you try this stuff and it doesn't work, you've got a gooey mess to deal with...
Last edited by Tom Schmitz; 10-22-2009 at 11:46 AM.