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Do you conceal carry... Tire plugs?

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Yeah that was a click bait title... I'm Canadian, not lawful to conceal carry...

Do you guys carry tire plugs? I used to keep them on hand when I rode the ATV. Is there anything special about an ADV plug kit? I'm thinking the typical black glued-up cord you push through with a T-handle. Then have a 12V mini compressor for the inflation. I want to add this to my kit bag. Any thoughts on this, any tips?

Here's a pic from last weeks trip into Harrison Lake BC, no problem keeping up with those full size ADV bikes!

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Tire plugs and thug plugs. :whistle: :ROFLMAO:
While there are literally dozens of inflators choose from, I settled on this one and carry it all the time (along with a couple of repair kits, including Nealey and Slime):

It’s worked well for me just topping off the pressure; haven’t tried it yet on a full inflate, but I imagine it’s up to the task.
Best bet is while in the garage pull the valve stem and deflate the rear tire. Then connect the pump and see how she does. Far better to find it is or isn't up to the task in a controlled environment.

Agreed CO2 cartridges and bicycle pumps are a waste of time. I can't imagine being on the shoulder of a crowded highway in the heat of summer trying to pump up a tire with a bicycle pump than puts out about 2cc of air per stroke.

I do prefer a 12v plug in pump as they are small and I don't have to worry about charging/tending a battery. Just plug'er in and flip the switch. The Dyna Plug pumps are fit in the palm of you hand small.
This pump and Nealey plugs have been with me for the last 100K miles and for the 400K miles prior I tried a plethora of solutions and none worked better than Nealey plugs.
After 500K plus miles and trying about every tire patching option out there only one has met my expectations! Nealey tire repair and portable pump!
I'll second that Nealy kit.
I'll "third" the Nealy Kit. Years ago while doing an Iron Butt ride, I stopped briefly at a truck stop for a break and noticed a driver plugging an 18-wheeler tire. I asked him about his kit and he said he got it from Neeley. I've been using them for years, mostly on others' tires. I've fixed our car tires using Neeley's kit, too. I like not having put mess around with the glue. Great product!

Short answer: Yes - always, and a 12V pump. And yes, have been used several times.
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I carry this in a side case bag along with extra oil, windshield/visor cleaner and other various sundries.

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