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12-25-2008 10:29 AM
kent soignier Breaking the bead of the 17" rear can be the biggest difficulty. I carry a bead breaker for that.
I also carry 2 moose racing tire spoons combined w/27mm box wrench on one and 12mm on the other. They are aluminum alloy, light and tough.
I carry co2 carts, but a pump is better.
I have patched tubes trailside and roadside over the years, sometimes on my own bike someone else's. Hand pumps are very reliable, and fairly compact.
I don't think much of the slime stuff. It only works if the puncture is thru the outer tread surfaces. Side wall puntures wont usually seal with any of the majic juices. Also if you pinch the tube from a rock to rim hit, that will put the injury on the rim side of the tube, the juices wont find that hole either.
Actually in a pinch situation you will have two holes very close together.
Patches are best for me, because they are compact. I have no trouble making patches stick. I don't want the bulk of a tube to carry.
Slime makes a huge mess, and may not always get your tube to hold air.
I hate changing a tube in a tire after someone has gooped it all up with slime.
12-10-2008 09:35 PM
rickkd6 Hey ScareCrow,

If that works like it says it will that'll be cool. As much high speed as I do I'll wait 'till it gets a good rep. Sounds like a great idea.

12-10-2008 03:35 PM
ScareCrow Sealant is iffy with tube tires since they often pop like balloons or rip. If you use sealant you might want to check out some natural rubber tubes. They don't rip or tear and are highly resistant to pinching. They also tend to cling around the object that punctured them so they don't go flat nearly as quick. Sealant might work well with them.

Nuetech says it should have a 17" tire setup ready by spring. Its a very interesting set-up and gives a near flat-proof tire.

I carry a spare front and rear tube, patch kit (belt and suspenders thinking), and an electric Cycle Pump. I gave up trying to find a reliable and durable manual pump. Don't buy any pump from Walmart, manual or electric, their pumps are pure crap.
12-04-2008 05:33 AM
Bigdog57 I have a simple piece of 2X2 wood cut to length that works well.
I also wired in a 12v 'cigarette' plug, and carry a Slime brand electric air pump - works great. I use it to air back up when trail riding, before getting back on the highway. It's compact, in a semi-hard case with all cables and attachments.
Google "SLIME pump". WalMart carries Campbell-Hausfeld brand, which is good too. Small bicycle-type air pumps take forever to fill an MC tube.
Don't forget a good tire pressue gauge.
11-24-2008 11:27 PM
waverlyhagood You can get a good co2 pump from just about any of the suppliers you'll hear about on this forum. I got the one I use from Dennis Kirk. You are right, it would be better to get one that can use threaded & unthreaded cartridges.
11-24-2008 10:58 PM
CO2 pump recommendation

Originally Posted by waverlyhagood View Post
I carry a tire kit with the green slime,co2inflator,& tube patchs if needed. I also carry a good hand pump. I have used the slime in a tube set up and have had good luck.

Can you give a recommendation on a decent co2 pump? There are a bunch of cheap ones out there. I suppose the best would be on that takes both threaded and unthreaded cartridges.
09-17-2008 12:57 PM

Originally Posted by DXKLR View Post
I made one out of a walking cane from WalMart.

You place it under the swingarm to raise the rear tire or under the front skid plate to raise the front tire.

OMG, what a totally elegant solution! Kudos DXKLR. (yes, I'm West Coast)
05-26-2008 02:52 PM
DXKLR I have seen a couple on EBay for @ $35. They look to be well built and manufactured.
05-26-2008 02:24 PM
myhrdly Hey, that's pretty neat!!! I will have to make one!! Thanks for the pics!!!!!

05-26-2008 01:40 PM
DXKLR I made one out of a walking cane from WalMart.

You place it under the swingarm to raise the rear tire or under the front skid plate to raise the front tire.

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