Tubeless Tire Flat Repair Kits For Motorcycles

MC Picks: Be prepared with one of these emergency roadside tire-repair kits.

Motorcycle Tire Repair Kits
Don't let a flat tire leave you stranded roadside.Animated GIF by Kathleen Conner

You can put up with a lot on a ride––bad weather, heavy traffic, boring roads––and still keep going. But run over just one little nail and you’re potentially done for the day. Flat tires aren’t just inconvenient, they can be downright dangerous if you’re stuck on the shoulder of a busy highway with no help in sight. That’s why savvy riders carry emergency tire repair kits to get them to where they can make permanent repairs. Here’s a roundup of kits to get you back on the road.

Aerostich Compact Tire Repair Kit with Mini Compressor
Aerostich Compact Tire Repair Kit with Mini Compressor©Motorcyclist

Aerostich Compact Tire Repair Kit with Mini Compressor
The Aerostich Compact Repair Kit comes with all the tools, plugs, patches, and glue needed to fix a flat in a tube or tubeless tire. It even includes a mini compressor with a 26-inch inflator hose and three power adapters (SAE, cigarette lighter, and alligator clips) so you can inject all the air your heart desires. The underside of the storage pouch has four slim pockets for a tire gauge, a flashlight, or other small items. ($85.00, www.aerostich.com)

BikeMaster Tire & Tube Flat Repair Kit
BikeMaster Tire & Tube Flat Repair Kit©Motorcyclist

BikeMaster Tire & Tube Flat Repair Kit
BikeMaster's Tire & Tube Flat Repair Kit comes with patches for tubes, plugs for tubeless tires, a plug insertion tool, a hole cleaner, glue, and a pressure wheel with a surface preparation tool and a knife for plug trimming. It's about $40 on Amazon and includes four CO2 cartridges and an air valve that can connect directly to the valve stem so you can repair the flat, air up, and get yourself home.

Cargol Rope Puncture Repair Kit
Cargol Rope Puncture Repair Kit©Motorcyclist

Cargol Rope Puncture Repair Kit
The Cargol kit contains a marker to mark the location of the hole, pliers to pull out whatever made the hole, an insertion tool, a cleaning tool, a cutter, plugs to repair the puncture, and a connection pipe to adapt the three 16-gram CO2 cartridges to the valve stem. There's also a protector to wrap around the CO2 cartridge so you don't get burned when the temperature suddenly drops during inflation. ($42.00, www.ventura-mca.com)

Dynaplug Pro Tubeless Tire Repair Kit
Dynaplug Pro Tubeless Tire Repair Kit©Motorcyclist

Dynaplug Pro
The Dynaplug Pro Tubeless Tire Repair Kit consists of five machined compartments that store extra insertion tubes, an air stopper, and a clearing tool. The Pro version has everything you need to make fast and effective repairs, including three insertion tubes, eight tubeless tire repair plugs, one clearing attachment, one air stopper, one pipe cleaner, and a polyethylene case. Inflation pump not included, but can be purchased separately from Dynaplug. Pick up Dynaplug's compact kit for $60. It's one of the smallest setups on the market and fits under the seat of most motorcycles.

Stop & Go Pocket Tire Plugger Plus CO2
Stop & Go Pocket Tire Plugger Plus CO2©Motorcyclist

Stop & Go Pocket Tire Plugger Plus CO2
The Pocket Tire Plugger come with a plugging device, a probe tool, a reamer/rasp, a hex wrench, 15 mushroom plugs, a retractable razor knife, and laminated instructions. The mushroom plug's unique shape helps keep the plug in place, so Stop & Go says this repair is safer than standard rope plugs. Also included in the kit are four 16-gram CO2 canisters and a 4-inch flexible adapter with brass fittings so you can air up your tire after the repair. Everything comes in a zippered pouch for $50. Pick one up here.