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Re: [St] Not quite a tire thread.......
- Subject: Re: [St] Not quite a tire thread.......
- From: "Dan Wallander" <dan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2008 13:58:44 -0700
That might work on an airhead or a guzzi, but you gotta be able to get to
the spark plug easily.
Handy Dans Handyman Service LLC
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
----- Original Message -----
From: "Edward Stack" <stacked@xxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 10:58 AM
Subject: Re: [St] Not quite a tire thread.......
> What about this kit that users a chuffer-like device?
> I saw somebody once use something like this at a local wrenching
> party a few years back. At the very least, it's lighter that a
> compressor, and if you carry a spark plug wrench, looks to be easy. I
> would be curious if anyone else here has ever seen or used something
> like this.
> On Feb 26, 2008, at 12:33 PM, John Ulizzi wrote:
> > The valve cores and core tool are a good idea also. I
> > forgot to mention those because they are with my tools
> > rather than my tire stuff.. go figure...
> > --- John Ulizzi <jaulizzi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> George,
> >> You want three things. First, go get the Plug and go
> >> compact kit. Not sure if that is the exact name or
> >> not, but its close. They have a mushroom plug that
> >> inserts from the outside and then spreads out, like
> >> a
> >> toggle bolt, on the inside of the tire, and an
> >> ingenoius little tool to get it in there. This is
> >> your
> >> most expensive purchase, at about $40. Aerostitch
> >> has
> >> them. Next, get a cheap regular rope patch kit,
> >> throw
> >> that stuff in the plug and go bag, that's another
> >> $3-5 bucks. And also a pressure gauge. Now go buy a
> >> small, cheap 12v compressor from a place like Harbor
> >> Frieght. Their's in particular works great for this
> >> application. Another $6-7 bucks. Open it up, and
> >> take
> >> the guts out of the plastic shell. Shorten the hose
> >> to
> >> about half of its original length. Remove the
> >> pressure
> >> dial and plug that hole. Shorten the power cord to a
> >> length that will reach either of your tires, or the
> >> bike next to yours, from your battery or tender
> >> harness. Leaving the switch, if equipped, in place
> >> is
> >> optional. I ditched mine, just more space. Solder on
> >> either alligator clips or a plug that fits whatever
> >> accessory harness you may have on your bike ( Mine
> >> all
> >> have the Battery Tender Harness, i forget what it is
> >> called). Find a cheap Nylon bag to stuff the
> >> compressor in and you are done. You now have the
> >> tools
> >> to fix any repairable flat, and for all intensive
> >> purposes an unlimited supply of air.
> >> The compressor is about the size of two packs of
> >> cigarrettes, and will inflate a completely empty
> >> rear
> >> tire in 7-8 minutes. This seemd like an eternity in
> >> my
> >> garage next to my big compressor when I was testing
> >> it, but on the side of the road it beats just about
> >> anything. I have pics of the compressor, ping me off
> >> list if anyone wants to see them...
> >> John
> >> --- George K <gkeslin@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >>> I've got a question for the list. There have been
> >>> numerous emails sent
> >>> about what to bring on a long distance trip,
> >> tools,
> >>> gps, maps, etc.....
> >>> And the merits of using or not using a "plugged"
> >>> tire. My question
> >>> kinda brings the two together, at least in my
> >> mind.
> >>> My question is about tire repair kits. I'm gonna
> >> be
> >>> taking a 8 or 9 day
> >>> trip this summer and would like to bring a tire
> >>> repair kit just in
> >>> case. I'd like to get some opinions on what
> >> you've
> >>> used and your
> >>> impression of said kit. I'm leaning towards
> >> picking
> >>> up a small 12v air
> >>> compressor rather than use the little CO2 bottles
> >>> but I would like to
> >>> hear if there are any pros/cons. Thanks in
> >>> advance!!!!
> >>> George
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