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25 years of streetbike experience on a variety of bikes and I agree with Markv and Jarhead. You can plug a tire and have it work fine within reasonable limits. I have plugged my own tires and, more importantly, I have plugged the tires on my wife's bike. I put thousands of miles on a CB1000 with a plug. My wife's old Sporty got another 10K with a plug before it wore out (no weight and no horsepower, go figure).

My last flat was at work and a Beemer rider lent me a kit that inserted mushroom style plugs from the outside. It's a gun that forces them in and it works like a charm. The hole is sealed from behind with adhesive and from the sides (through the tire) with pressure and adhesive. I ran out and bought the kit the next day. The one I use is by Stop-N-G0. They have a website and sell through major distributors.

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It might fit under the seat if you are careful. I only carry my big kit on the bike when I am going out of town and have bags. I keep the small "rope type" from the auto parts store in my tool kit for emergencies. If I am in town, I will arrainge to get my plug gun and do it right or use a rope and re-plug it when I get home.

On out of town trips, I usually coordinate with others on the ride if they are going. I have the plug kit. Someone else has the cooler. Another will have some snacks... Guys on goldwings have lawn chairs. Beemers carry duplicates of all of our stuff plus radar detectors, MP3s, GPS, compressor, spare gas, laptop, extra maps (including Topo maps), a novel, and emergency rations.

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