This Tire Plug Can Kill You - How to Best Fix a Flat

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We don’t usually do plugs but we’re making an exception here. Here are four of the best puncture repair solutions on the market.
Rope Plug Tire Repair Kit :
Mushroom Plug Tire Repair Kit :
Dynaplug “Spear Plug” Repair Kit :
Tire Plug Patches :
Mini Tire Inflator :
4 Ways to Inflate a Tire Without a Pump:

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Gort Newton
Gort Newton Prieš 18 val
Good advice. I bought the rope plug.
porticoman Prieš 22 val
Added a rope plug in mine rear. I swear it’s more air right than it was before. For the sake of clarity. My rear tyre.
Sylvain Landreville
Sylvain Landreville Prieš dieną
I personnally had 5 flats on the same tire a few years back... One required two plugs. No problem. I rode it for a couple of months and changed the tire on schedule as planned.
Franks Handyman
Franks Handyman Prieš dieną
Thomas Garrison
Thomas Garrison Prieš 3 dienas
I have used a tire rope plug on the sidewall of my riding mower tire, that temporary patch lasted over 5 years, now it is leaking. I am going to replace it with a internal patch plug.
Bob Brown
Bob Brown Prieš 4 dienas
Ryan... new sub here. Just wanted to say I am binge watching and liking (not to be confused with licking) your videos. Not a new rider but your info is pretty dang entertaining and has a certain element of education to it. Thanks man!
View This
View This Prieš 5 dienų
You have a tube of silicon. A plug has formed in the hole end and dried up. I was in a bind, so I once used one of those dried plugs to fill a hole in a tire. I forced it in the way you would a rope plug. It worked.
General Mailing
General Mailing Prieš 6 dienų
Nothing here folks
Sean FitzGerald
Sean FitzGerald Prieš 6 dienų
I used to fix tires for a living and I always preferred when people used the rope plugs to get them to the tire store. If you use the slime you can go to hell though.
carlobi Prieš 6 dienų
Dynaplugs are stackable as well.
alanhassall Prieš 6 dienų
I wish you had done this years ago. I picked up a utility blade in my rear tire on a trip. It took two rope plugs to plug the tire. I then searched Wyoming and Montana for a replacement tire for fear that it would fail on the ride home. I know that so was overcharged for an old tire. Since bike shops are closed on my traveling days (Sunday and Monday) I wanted to save myself some trouble. It was interesting to see that the rope plug resealed when punctured again. Great video.
robert Granger
robert Granger Prieš 7 dienų
F1 used to use rope plugs...
I love this guy
Chris Stratford
Chris Stratford Prieš 7 dienų
I find that when I am putting in a rope plug that it works best if I a) have un-equal lengths of rope out either side and b) twist it until the shorter end disappears into the tire before I pull. but that is just me
That one Dude
That one Dude Prieš 7 dienų
is he having a slight breakdown?
Berkley Builds
Berkley Builds Prieš 8 dienų
Great video Ryan
Mark Hale
Mark Hale Prieš 8 dienų
Ryan, you're leaving yourself open to legal action by saying that you're happy with sticky string as a permanent tyre repair. It's not sold as a permanent repair. There are people out there who'll take you at your word, plug a hole the size of your thumb and then limp to a lawyer when it spits out and they crash their bike. l've used sticky string for bike, car and van tyre repairs for 25 years but I'm aware that if a repair fails then it's down to me. Either I didn't do the job properly or I should have realised that it was never going to seal fully.
Zen and two wheels
Zen and two wheels Prieš 9 dienų
Did not know you can laugh about a subject like this but you did it :) have the strips hoor to never have to use it :) Tnx for the video!!
shadow4280 Prieš 9 dienų
Is a rope plug good for street bikes? Or just off road?
Gamerplays360 Prieš 9 dienų
every bike
Aditya CEO
Aditya CEO Prieš 10 dienų
Go for rope plugs!
Corrie Prieš 10 dienų
love you
Mathew Jamieson
Mathew Jamieson Prieš 11 dienų
You are Charley sheen back in the days two and a half man 2021
Jason Boz
Jason Boz Prieš 11 dienų
I have a rope plug in my tire from the third day after purchase, I ran over a nail. Tire has been on the bike two years and hasn’t leaked any air
Motoryzen Prieš 11 dienų
3:30 " add rubber cement" yes..AFTER sanding it a bit and trying to clean it at least..Per Ari Henning
Peter Dudas
Peter Dudas Prieš 11 dienų
rope plugs are "temporary", they last until your tire is used up and you need to buy a new one!
Ladosligese Prieš 11 dienų
"i tell the plebs to use their hard earned money on this garbage then i blow the fast commision blabla" .. hope you are reading or watching this MrBeast :D ..
jj0716 Prieš 12 dienų
Which one would kill you? Seems like it wasn’t answered. 😅
Jordan stalheim
Jordan stalheim Prieš 12 dienų
Do the pan America
nitnit202 Prieš 12 dienų
Nice review Ryan !, can we have a video about compact tyre inflators please next.
Rising From Darkness Was Light
Rising From Darkness Was Light Prieš 13 dienų
Ummm yeah the bacon strip. But I want to know why is people spelling tire, (tyre)? Damn now that I realized I asked a question about something I can simply look up like I did this video 😂 🤦🏿‍♂️
Jerr Bear
Jerr Bear Prieš 13 dienų
I literally watched this because I’ve always used rubber rope plugs on my vehicles off road and on and have never had a problem with them. I actually just found a screw in my tire yesterday and I was going to fix today with my rope plugs. I always knew there was a best thanks for confirming.
Tjay Prieš 14 dienų
part 2 in order lol
Tjay Prieš 14 dienų
a good add to this would have been slime and ride on or fix a flat and making tubed tirestubeless. can u digit knew that u could
Commentator Prieš 17 dienų
Jesus had 12 willing to die for him. You have million would sell you for a buck.
Dan Paveley
Dan Paveley Prieš 18 dienų
Ryan, reckon you guys could do a video on different sealants like Slime, Goop, Bike-Seal, etc? I’d especially love to see some tests involving tubed tyres if possible! Bike-seal claim 95% effectiveness on tubeless tyres for punctures up to 15mm across(!) and 75% effectiveness on tubes. Big claims require big tests! Thanks, whether you guys ever do it or not!
Sri Karsono
Sri Karsono Prieš 18 dienų
Wind pressure from the inside to out, not like in this practice. But nothing forbids
toyotasupra97 Prieš 18 dienų
I’m a technician and the rope plug is all I will use and tell people to use, I’ve never seen one fail yet.
SpeedTwitch Prieš 13 dienų
My ZX10R has a a brand new pirelli Diablo rear tire and it's got a puncture in it the middle of the tire and losing air. Would you recommend a rope plug as a permanent fix even on a liter bike?
Megs 1205
Megs 1205 Prieš 18 dienų
When you buy a mushroom plug from F9.....
Nekminute Prieš 19 dienų
yes ! yes ! plug my holes !
tinkerbull Prieš 19 dienų
So much love. Good info...good giggle value... #humblebrag
mark kopp
mark kopp Prieš 20 dienų
I tried the mushroom plugs and I can categorically say they are useless!!!!!!!!!!
Dan Diego
Dan Diego Prieš 20 dienų
OK when I first saw this video about a month ago I was gonna call BS...I really was because I own the stop and go plug kit I left Florida 10 days ago and right outside of Van Horn I picked up a screw and I plugged it with the kit. And it worked perfectly ...for 20 miles. I plugged it four more times before I finally stopped at a roadside repair shop and they fixed it with a tar snake. OK, FortNine, you got me on this are correct and I’m a believer. So, does anybody want to buy a used stop and go plug kit?
Berserkism Prieš 20 dienų
Jeez I must be living under a rock, I didn't even know about rope patch. Always just removed the tyre and patched it internally as my father showed me. The kit I use is the same size as the one you held up for rope, tools and all.
Jose Casado
Jose Casado Prieš 22 dienas
This dude is an idiot
Jason The Municipal Mechanic
Jason The Municipal Mechanic Prieš 23 dienas
I use safety seal rope plugs. They are self vulcanizing. They state they can be considered a permanent seal, and I’ve used them in commercial truck tires a bunch of times. They would stay in until the tire was bald. Only had one in probably hundreds that blow out but the tire was worn past the point of needing to be changed. I’ve used other brands that would leak after awhile so it’s really the brand you get that matters.
Patrick Woodgate
Patrick Woodgate Prieš 23 dienas
The nealey rope plug kit is the way to go.
Alex B Gascó
Alex B Gascó Prieš 23 dienas
Nice vid, dude. Thanks for all what you are giving to the Moto environment
UN-common Sense AUS
UN-common Sense AUS Prieš 24 dienas
Your hunor is cringe AF
Jeff Lewis
Jeff Lewis Prieš 24 dienas
i had a 1970 kawasaki mach 3 500 . i was lucky enough to get a flat and ended up patching the tube 3 times. Then i put a new tube in. gave up on tubed tires. they immediatly go flat ,even in corners or at high speed.No respect for rider safety. Now it's tubeless all the way. Only good they present in their favor is not having to break or seat a bead and super easy to get off and on. My Yamaha midnight warrior is a bitch to take rear wheel off and on. Not exactly fast and dealing with rear brake is definately not fun . No center stand. Plug and go is the way to go. And rope plugs don't cost nearly as much as a new tube.
Alex Bennett
Alex Bennett Prieš 24 dienas
You without a doubt make some of the best videos on you tube hands down.
TheJim91303 Prieš 25 dienų
On my atv I had a railroad spike go through the side wall. 27 rope plugs in one hole and rode it like that for 2 yrs before getting new tires
Glen Holmgren
Glen Holmgren Prieš 26 dienų
Brilliant as usual 😎👍🙏
Glen Holmgren
Glen Holmgren Prieš 26 dienų
Ryan F9 for PRIME MINISTER!!! 👍👍😎🙏
thereve Prieš 26 dienų
Anybody know where I can buy one of the internal plug/patch combo dealies? And I mean just one. Or even 2 or 3. All I can seem to find online is a 24 pack..
Corrie Prieš 27 dienų
had a flat 200 miles away from home yesterday.. didnt have the plugs so AA fitted a mushroom plug.. not ideal so new tyre time.
Jay Wolf
Jay Wolf Prieš 27 dienų
Hey, if plagiarism is good enough for the president of the US, it's good enough for a LTpostr.
mrdalec5 Prieš 27 dienų
Sxs tire recieved two slits during rock climb 1/2 inch from each other. 5 rope plugs in top and 4 in one below. Still holding up on rock trails several rides later
thephilosopherslegacy Prieš 28 dienų
I just got two nails in the centre of my tyre. Tyre is only 300 miles old. Should I rope plug it as a permanent fix or just bite the bullet and get a new tyre?
Richard Richard
Richard Richard Prieš 28 dienų
Tyre turds (rope plugs) sit under the seat or in the boot of every vehicle I own. As get you home fixes they do the job. 👍 PS they are usually red only so you can identify where the tyre was repaired, black are also available but rarer.
Guy Chapman
Guy Chapman Prieš 28 dienų
Interesting review as always! Please consider Tech International tire patches and plugs. They are installed with vulcanizing fluid not glue. You could pull out your rope plugs, which wick water into your steel bands(rusted) easily with pliers. Tech products use vulcanizing fluid. Vulcanizing makes the patch or plug part of the tire. When installed per manufacturer instructions, the repair will last the life of the tire.
Dirts Funner
Dirts Funner Prieš 28 dienų
Ive been telling people this for years. No one believes me. They think im crazy for having rope plugs in my bike tires
Explore Off Road
Explore Off Road Prieš 28 dienų
Love this one! ... do we trust you two!? Are you an influencer ... I think most of trust you guys, and your not a typical influencer. Great video... keep up the good work. Oh, and plugs... aren't they to get you out of being stranded and to safety. In my off reader, I have bacon strips as well
chris donahue
chris donahue Prieš 28 dienų
I'd be interested to see results of the internal patch installed properly. You didn't use a tire patch roller. Or the rubber coating that is supposed to go over top of it.
EddWolf78 Prieš 29 dienų
I saw this video just after I popped my tyre. The first thing I thought was “whelp, I’m about to find out how dangerous and useless the rope plugs I just ordered are” lmao
Michael Preyer
Michael Preyer Prieš mėn
Dude! I love your humor! Great presentation along with excellent info!
Thomas Peterson
Thomas Peterson Prieš mėn
I was just about to buy a mushroom kit I guess I will stick with the good ol rope plug
MrUdell22 Prieš mėn
Lost it at Jesus only had 12 friends! F9 is wild lmao
Daniel Goetz
Daniel Goetz Prieš mėn
I took a 3/4 inch branch through the sidewall while wheeling. Used 2 packs of rope plugs but, made it off the trail. 😆
Vadim Zaliva
Vadim Zaliva Prieš mėn
Let me question your methodology: did you test mushroom plug at a fully inflated tyre? The inside pressure keeps it in place.
Luke Fredsall
Luke Fredsall Prieš mėn
I've gone thousands of miles on rope plugged tired in an old car. I'd definitely trust them to patch the bike up on the side of the road
Danny Nguyen
Danny Nguyen Prieš mėn
smockumentory, nice!
Adrian B
Adrian B Prieš mėn
Get to the point please
Fred Lamb
Fred Lamb Prieš mėn
I've actually pulled a strip out of a rope plug to repair a smaller hole, from a small screw in my tire. Worked fine.
Faiz Khalifa
Faiz Khalifa Prieš mėn
First video on this channel and I already love it. Subbed!
William Collins
William Collins Prieš mėn
Guess ya missed fix a flat in a can ? Just beware of the ones with propane for the propellant. Now those can kill you !!! Saw a car jump 3 feet in the air an jump in a deep ditch one time !!!
Benjamin Logsdon
Benjamin Logsdon Prieš mėn
Jesse Ellertson
Jesse Ellertson Prieš mėn
I'm killing time in a motel waiting for a snow storm to pass on a long ride. Thanks for the content, way better than cable. You're the Man!
Saurav Singh
Saurav Singh Prieš mėn
The kind of people who watch Mr Beast wouldn't understand any of your videos for sure. Thanks for creating such interesting content. ❤️ from 🇮🇳
Conscious Lasagne
Conscious Lasagne Prieš mėn
Charles Kellett
Charles Kellett Prieš mėn
How have you managed to get so many subs, you suck.
John C3333
John C3333 Prieš mėn
thanks and late congrats on 1 mil, ride long and prosper
Brandon Z
Brandon Z Prieš mėn
when I was in the military we had a polaris where the tire was more plug than tire.... they work
Rocket ray23
Rocket ray23 Prieš mėn
I powered my way through this gut-wrenchingly horrible video this guy thinks he's way funnier than he is he's not funny at all and he has to add some kind of stupid sexual innuendo crap it each point he's making which is ridiculous it only makes it more horrible just give us a side-by-side comparison and try and stop trying to be funny
Andrew Bugbee
Andrew Bugbee Prieš mėn
You are funny. Subbed.
Retire Soon
Retire Soon Prieš mėn
I have used rope plugs on cars and truck and motorcycles for my entire driving life..I am 61. I was an avid motorcycle rider logging thousands of miles a year before health reasons put a stop to it. Used them on all my tubeless motorcycle tire punchers not in the sidewall. Never considered them a temporary get home fix. They always lasted as long as the tires did.. Never ever had one fail or leak in thousands of miles of riding. They are simple, stupid cheap and if inserted properly totally safe and effective.
Noah Y.P
Noah Y.P Prieš mėn
Awkward... booked in to have a mushroom plug fitted on Tuesday...
Richard Salinetro jr
Richard Salinetro jr Prieš mėn
I've used rope plugs for last 25 to 30yrs and have never had one come out or fail in any manner whatsoever and I drive like a total dick.ive actually blown plugged tires out in burnout competitions and plugs still held up.know they're only supposed to be a temp fix but I trust them 100% over anything else on the market for the life of the tire even if tire is brand new with only a few miles on it.only thing I won't trust rope plugs on or any other plug for that matter is a motorcycle of any sort.i may use a rope plug one day in a emergency to get me home but for the way I ride I won't trust a plug in my bike tires to use everyday all day.last thing I need is a plug fail at speeds upwards of 180mph on a bike.thats just a recipe for death if you ask me.hell on my bike I won't even let tread get passed about 65% worn before I change tires out.I want to know my bike is gonna hold road when I'm being a dick on highway at 2,3am.lmfao
4ever dc 302
4ever dc 302 Prieš mėn
I literally put thousands of rope plugs in during fleet checks of a hundred garbage trucks on a weekend. see if you don't grab a few. Like anything use you "brain box". Not for severe injury or out of service.
Raven Trappe
Raven Trappe Prieš mėn
Dude, please don’t do another video like this. Yes it was that bad! Go back to work worked.
James Bruce
James Bruce Prieš mėn
Watched the video. When was this made? I use what's closest to the rope plug in the video but Mine require no adhesive to be added. They have been available for the last 20 years or so. I've plugged many tires which have all not leaked and worn out (the tires have worn out) with the plug in them and no other thing done to them. Many times I did not have to remove the tire from the car. That's a real safety feature. FWIW my experience is that a premium tire experiences many fewer flats than an economy tire. There was even a case where I switched out OEM Goodyear tires on a minivan for Michelins and the flats just ceased to happen.
David Gates
David Gates Prieš mėn
They don't recommend anything other than the permanent patch for a reason. The reason being the other methods can result in leakage into the tire carcass, resulting in belt separation. That said, the only time I have ever experienced this was with a professionally applied permanent patch from a local and reputable tire shop that cost me over $80, including remounting and balancing the tire. I took the tire in there in the back of another vehicle, so they didn't even have to take it off of the vehicle and put it back on for that price. Moral of the story . . . in the future I will either use grandpa's solution, or go buy a brand new tire.
Not Important
Not Important Prieš mėn
jesus only had 12 y’know
Eric lee
Eric lee Prieš mėn
I've been a mechanic for years and the rope plugs are all I've ever used. My shop bought a box of internal patch plugs once and I dont think we used a singe one of them.
Matt Lunsford
Matt Lunsford Prieš mėn
I gotta say the brand of rope plugs you use definitely matters, the shit Walmart brand don't work well at all. Slime and those brownish red ones work great!
tom lewis
tom lewis Prieš mėn
Ryan needs to try the upgraded mushroom plug kit A spring loaded gun installs the plug correctly, no turning allen wrench forever It stays in place because of air pressure inside the tire. Your test is not real world, take that tire for a ride and see what happens. Reaming the hole is best done with a drill for fast easy repair. If you need help, ask a Goldwing, those guys have room and need for patch kits, drill, fire extinguisher and first aid kit!
ICU 2 Prieš mėn
Useless nonsense.
ICU 2 Prieš mėn
When was the last time you had a flat, on well serviced and checked tires for me never
Jim Vann
Jim Vann Prieš mėn
Ryan, the Quentin Tarantino of You Tube!
Stephen Cook
Stephen Cook Prieš mėn
If you paid 20 bucks for a rope plug kit, you got ripped off. Tires are temporary.
MrColin1995 Prieš mėn
Rope plugs are the best
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