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Old 16th April 2019, 02:02 PM
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Default Re: Mobile puncture repair service in Dublin?

Originally Posted by mudafuda
If its close enough to you I'd recommend the lads in the Gem motorcycle workshop (donnybrook), Sound lads .... got me out of a hole a few times.

They will do a proper job on the repair.
Thank you! I think I'll go to GP Motos now as I talked to them and they sounded nice. I'm seeing good reviews of them too. I don't want to say I'll try Gem motorcycle next time, I'm hoping there's no next time :)
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Old 16th April 2019, 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by SandR
They said it's a both a plug and a patch they'll do....
That's the one you want.
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Old 16th April 2019, 04:55 PM
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I carry water, CO2 canisters and a plug kit with me pretty much everywhere as the bike is my only form of transport. I've plugged the tyres about 6 times in 2 years without issue but I'm on an old 600 bandit so it's not like i'm putting down a shit ton of power/strain on the tyre. Might be a bit different if you're on a big bike.
Just make sure that if you're getting that kit from megabikes that you use the rough part further up the metal shaft to clear/round the hole a bit. I made that mistake the first time and had to redo it a few k down the road.
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Old 16th April 2019, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by dawgz
I carry water, CO2 canisters and a plug kit with me pretty much everywhere as the bike is my only form of transport. I've plugged the tyres about 6 times in 2 years without issue but I'm on an old 600 bandit so it's not like i'm putting down a shit ton of power/strain on the tyre. Might be a bit different if you're on a big bike.
Just make sure that if you're getting that kit from megabikes that you use the rough part further up the metal shaft to clear/round the hole a bit. I made that mistake the first time and had to redo it a few k down the road.
Thank you. I might get a similar kit in case this happens during a tour. Your advice might come handy then. (for now, it's going to get repaired by a shop)
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Old 16th April 2019, 06:21 PM
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Ive found that I don't have issues with strings (but going over 140 its not confidence inspiring) Just:

- Make the hole round with whatever reaming tool you get. You want it as round and as smooth as you can get it and is where you spend most of the time.
- If possible follow the path that the screw made.
- Plenty (and I mean plenty) of vulcanising rubber.
- Inflate to full pressure as soon as you put the plug in, re-fix pressure later.
- Let it sit overnight.
- Warm the tire before any "assertive riding"

The only one that ended up leaking a bit of air was one that happened between a groove and a block and was very hard to clear up the hole. I had a look at the insides when getting them changed almost every time and the string plug looked solid.

The front? Yep, that went for a tire change the next day.
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Old 16th April 2019, 08:12 PM
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I have one of these kits which fortunately I haven't had to use yet...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/stop-Go-Pun...s%2C308&sr=8-3

Videos on YouTube showing how to use it and seems to get good reviews. Having a mushroom in any puncture seems to be a safer option IMO but I'd still get it seen to professionally after.
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Old 16th April 2019, 08:29 PM
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Default Re: Mobile puncture repair service in Dublin?

Originally Posted by WhyTea
I have one of these kits which fortunately I haven't had to use yet...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/stop-Go-Pun...s%2C308&sr=8-3

Videos on YouTube showing how to use it and seems to get good reviews. Having a mushroom in any puncture seems to be a safer option IMO but I'd still get it seen to professionally after.
I've used that kit for both the bike and cage several times, never had a problem afterwards.
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Old 17th April 2019, 07:09 AM
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Thanks for all the advice guys!
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Old 17th April 2019, 11:11 AM
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I just came back from GP Motos. Very nice people & got it done (with a mushroom) very quick. Now I just have to put the wheel back :)
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