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Hi From The Sunny Southwest - Was Hoping For Some Advice...

Discussion in 'Newbies Hangout' started by FastGirl, Sep 13, 2019.

  1. Hi all, new rider here, just got my full licence so now it's time to stop lurking and join in!

    My instructor told me to buy a few essentials for the bike. I'm going to be going touring and looking at buying a few essentials. I need a bit of advice on puncture repair kits. Have any of you used the one recommended in this guide? https://bikerrated.com/gear/maintenance/best-motorcycle-puncture-repair-kits/ - From what I can gather, they don't make run-flat tyres for bikes yet!
  2. I recently did a four week around Germany trip, me on a 939 Supersport and my newly qualified girlfriend on her new Monster 821. We never expected nor had a puncture.
    We also found that there are Ducati dealers all over the place should you need anything.
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  3. Welcome to the forum. The kit that XH558 & Chris show is perfect. You can get slightly smaller kits (or simply remove from the case) if you want to stow in your tailpiece. There is a good video on Delboys Garage that walks you through how to use these kits. Worth a watch - he goes under the You Tube name of Moonfleet41.
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  4. Welcome new dude :cool::upyeah:
  5. welcome fastgirl'

    Aslong as the wheel has a tubeless tire; stop-n-go kit is the job or the deluxe kit.

    And then a mini-compressor which you only use with engine running. Which will also mean you can help other riders & never run out of air!

    Rocky creek compressor & grab yourself a pressure gauge.
    #7 GunZenBomZ, Sep 13, 2019
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  6. Welcome :upyeah:
    What everyone else said - I've never had a puncture repair kit and only ever had a puncture on a 125 learner bike - guess I'm going to have a puncture now :thinkingface:
  7. Welcome Dave
  8. Welcome to the mad house :upyeah: As has already been said, whatever you choose, make sure you know how to use it before you have to use it. I am a fan of the Dynaplug in your link. Had several opportunities to use it and it works well. If you do choose it, buy an extra pack of strings as a puncture can take more than 1 string to fix it. Andy
  9. welcome Fastgirl,
    Another southwest member :)
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  10. Welcome sunny southwest fast girl. :) :upyeah:
  11. Dudette :eyes:
  12. Welcome from sunny Execeter.
    What’s the bike ??
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  13. Welcome. Get a decent breakdown cover, let the pro’s do it, and if you still deem essential then you’ll need a plug kit and some means to pump the tyre up.
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  14. She's only just qualified as your girlfriend? Sounds complex.
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  15. Only took her 5689 tests to pass :eyes:
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