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 :
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shawn regan
shawn regan Prieš val
thanks, i was wondering if the other newer plugs worked. i guess i will just keep all the $5 bacon strip kits in all my vehicles
kieth0920 Prieš 6 val
what about liquid sealant?
stapler 2
stapler 2 Prieš 16 val
Ron Swanson, you did it again.
L00PdeL00P Prieš 18 val
You said “eh” so many times in this video 🇨🇦 🇨🇦🇨🇦
Moglie Moglie
Moglie Moglie Prieš dieną
Been using rope plugs... well... since my grandpa showed me how to use them when I was little. And I have yet to have one fail
Curtis P
Curtis P Prieš dieną
I consider properly installed rope plugs as roughly good enough for the remaining life if the tire. I learned this when I was a cheap bastard and rode over 10,000 km on plugged tires.
I'm Me
I'm Me Prieš dieną
I would call that title bait. I'm still waiting to find out which one of those plugs that can kill you. On the other hand, I've used the rope plugs on many car tires including close to the corner and on the side wall. And continue driving those tires until they were worn out. I never had a problem. 40 - some years ago, I worked in a gas station. There was a company representative who used to come in who had demoed his company's tire plugging system by ice picking holes in the side walls of his tires and plugging them. Each of his tires had at least a dozen plugged holes.
GLAEDR1531 Prieš dieną
So much shade thrown in this video lol
HamOnTheCob Prieš 2 dienas
Congrats on the baby.
Gideon Brase
Gideon Brase Prieš 2 dienas
I like your videos cause of the "technical" things. But please stop using religios things in your Videos, its nothing funny about making fun of Jesus. Yes, i like your videos cause they are very interesting to watch and very well made. Greetings from germany ✌️
Overture Prieš 2 dienas
Why does Ryan kinda look like the penguin villain from Batman...
Tito Boboy
Tito Boboy Prieš 2 dienas
2 weeks late for the plugging holes party
Mike Hatzl
Mike Hatzl Prieš 2 dienas
Ryan equals god of truths in two wheel stuff
Mike Hatzl
Mike Hatzl Prieš 2 dienas
The OGs solved the problem long time ago
Mike Hatzl
Mike Hatzl Prieš 2 dienas
Simon Long
Simon Long Prieš 2 dienas
You need to degloss the rubber for the permanent plug, the tire has a mould release that will cause patch to delaminate. Rope plugs mainly fail if a tire shop drills a big hole first, I've used hundreds of them.
PoisoneDrummer Prieš 2 dienas
Is it a KTM 790 in the background ? 3:50
mayakovski Prieš 2 dienas
As always, a pleasure Ryan.
Alfio Spuson
Alfio Spuson Prieš 3 dienas
you talk to complicate I don't understand notting help
Seth P
Seth P Prieš 3 dienas
Unless you have tubes.
Whattheysay Aboutme
Whattheysay Aboutme Prieš 3 dienas
That is not what child birth feels like
Ivan Morales
Ivan Morales Prieš 3 dienas
More videos in which you make fun of LTpostrs. You could do a whole series and never run out of content to mock
Michael Carnes
Michael Carnes Prieš 3 dienas
Loved the "behind the scenes" bits!
tim barrow
tim barrow Prieš 3 dienas
"Tyre plugs can kill" - Click bate if I've ever seen it🤣 Please back it up with something other than opinion, that push test is so flawed it's laughable, doesn't take into account the centrifugal force generated by a tyre rotating nor the effect of the pressure within an inflated tyre
sheerpride Prieš 3 dienas
Great video. Started using rope plugs when working in Africa where punctures were a regular problem. They work brilliantly but are such a cheap solution I always worried there must be a hidden drawback and that I should use a more expensive fix. Seeing this video I am now convinced that they are the best option for me. :-)
brrrlak Prieš 3 dienas
Man I love this intro.
LJ Prep
LJ Prep Prieš 3 dienas
Zimply =adored= the mocumentary, dahling!
Abe McEwan
Abe McEwan Prieš 3 dienas
Gotta love it
Abe McEwan
Abe McEwan Prieš 3 dienas
fish out of water
fish out of water Prieš 3 dienas
not digging the new format, but kudos for trying, at least youve got more experience now, and could do better next time round.
Stuart R.
Stuart R. Prieš 3 dienas
Food Assets
Food Assets Prieš 3 dienas
Ryan ALWAYS delivers. Thanks Ryan. Keeping it real.
A1 Pest Service
A1 Pest Service Prieš 3 dienas
Tried a rope plug twice and failed, used the gum strip 3 times and perfect.
Conundrum191 Prieš 3 dienas
Never had to use a rope plug on a bike (yet, thankfully)...but I've had to use them on cars 2-3 times. In all cases they did outlive the tire I put them in...I just checked the pressure twice as often.
Kell Prieš 3 dienas
Thank god, I like simplicity
Twowheelshredder Prieš 3 dienas
Fact Check 1: Jesus had 12 disciples, and many followers. If you were to count the followers over the last 2021 years, you'll never come close. Fact Check 2: "It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of the needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God." Mark 10:25. If you're going to plagiarize, get your facts right before you put your twist on it.
niteshadesc2 Prieš 3 dienas
Ok, so the sidebars are cool and all from an artistic sense: BUT which one was the goldilocks? (having watched the video, it's the rope plug) BUT it CAN be hard for some viewers (especially the not so bright ones) to differentiate when you are being facetious or honest.
Z Flo Z
Z Flo Z Prieš 4 dienas
Rope plugs, I've hade 2 in my rear tire of my CBR 929 and doing wheelie, sidewalk clutch jumps, burnout and nothing happened to them.
Buddy Clatone
Buddy Clatone Prieš 4 dienas
I work equipment maintenance for a golf course and I can tell you that the rope plugs always end up leaking. Ive been using the mushroom plugs for the last ten years and I love them. The ropes will get you home, but the mushrooms are for ever. P.S. The mushrooms I use are self vulcanizing. The ones you used didn't appear to be vulcanizing. The self vulcanizing will actually bond its self the the freshly reamed hole(insert sexual innuendo here).
captainfosterz Prieš 4 dienas
Hey Ryan is there any chance we could get a review of a mutt at some point?
Hai Nhat Phung
Hai Nhat Phung Prieš 4 dienas
8:24 the mocking eyes of truth that made everyone fell in love...with motorcycling of course XD
Jigme Gurung
Jigme Gurung Prieš 4 dienas
I have never owned a bike in my life. But I still watch his videos . 😅
Brent Boyd
Brent Boyd Prieš 4 dienas
I’ve used the good old rope plugs on My Ducati, my Yamaha Quad and my Ram 1500 and as you said, I wore the tires out and the plugs still held.
Sal Yanez
Sal Yanez Prieš 4 dienas
I think I bought the mushroom plug based on your recommendation. I used once. Didn't drive much on it though. Waited for new tires..
Ahmed K
Ahmed K Prieš 4 dienas
Great video as always. Can you review skullriderz gear? I see a lot of their ads on instagram lately and I am curious about the quality
Bruno Polewski
Bruno Polewski Prieš 4 dienas
Your videos are the best! Hilarious and informative. Thanks!
Stuart E
Stuart E Prieš 5 dienų
Cheapest track ready gear video?
Michael Riley
Michael Riley Prieš 5 dienų
Another great vid, love the ending.
Riding with Mr P Motorcycle adventures
Riding with Mr P Motorcycle adventures Prieš 5 dienų
Brilliant I'm with you on the sticky string, such a funny video love it...
Steve Allen Thomas
Steve Allen Thomas Prieš 5 dienų
That was a good video. I like the part when you said “It’s easier for the rich man to enter the kingdom of GOD.” That’s to cool. VS. “Its easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle” or a puncture to go through your tire. “Than a rich man to enter the kingdom of God” Mahalo
Motodroid Prieš 5 dienų
Don't you guys in Canada have Tire Sealant? its more easy and not time consuming.
Hyper Sarcastic Avocado
Hyper Sarcastic Avocado Prieš 5 dienų
As much as I love this guy, I hate to say it but this guy looks like a young ted cruise
John m.n
John m.n Prieš 5 dienų
Good work.
gym shoe
gym shoe Prieš 5 dienų
I hate this guy so much I couldn't go on--I had to stop. He has the most irritating style/personality I ever saw--
SRIKANTH Balakrishnan
SRIKANTH Balakrishnan Prieš 5 dienų
We want the Himalayan review!!!! Royal Enfield Himalayan
Zappa Prieš 5 dienų
new found respect for this channel and Ryan. might even consider subscribing as long as he maintains the same ethos.
Dump Trump
Dump Trump Prieš 5 dienų
Following on from this, have you ever thought of reviewing add-on Motorcycle Tire Pressure Monitoring devices? I'm getting one for my next bike.
AndySpitz Prieš 5 dienų
Thanks to F9 for taking a side. It's no good to me when a LTpostr gives all options positive attributes. "This one is good sometimes, and this one is good sometimes." Clearly sometimes one option sucks and I want to hear the blatant bashing of the bad one (no sarcasm intended). Thanks, Ryan.
Erelyes Prieš 5 dienų
We call bacon strips 'dog turds' here. Anything with enough different names is likely to have been around for long enough, and used by enough people, that its efficacy is proven.
64maxpower Prieš 6 dienų
My fav vid from you
George B
George B Prieš 6 dienų
I admit I have plugged holes on Valentine's day. And I've found it to be a very satisfying experience. 👍😉
Monkey Prieš 6 dienų
Ryan please make a new video on the new Harley Davidson Pan AM!
Daazed McFarland
Daazed McFarland Prieš 6 dienų
Pretty sure an F1 pit crew can swap out the whole wheel faster than patching it
Bhavani Singh Yadav
Bhavani Singh Yadav Prieš 6 dienų
Your videos always bring a smile on my face.😄
TheLoneWanderer Prieš 6 dienų
Ryan and the team, sincerely well done, congrats! 1million is a huge achievement. It's only up from here. I only wish I could support the business properly from the UK!
oh Prieš 7 dienų
I love how every single one of these videos is creative and unique. So refreshing.
tinu voicu
tinu voicu Prieš 7 dienų
RF9- i love the way you direct these videos, the pure art and cinematografy combined with the phisycs begind it’s so fresh and vibrant. and now more cinematografic and script based, while inside love it
Steven Rae
Steven Rae Prieš 7 dienų
Feel like an ass now. Bought a mushroom plug kit ages ago as I watched Fortnine's Top 5 Essential Motorcycle Kit video where he mentions them as untested but viable. Years later I find out they are the worst from the same channel.
neil Prieš 7 dienų
hey RF9, can you please bring back the best budget series please?
Brandon Bressman
Brandon Bressman Prieš 7 dienų
I’m a big fan of your videos and have learned a ton, but this video is incredibly annoying with fake “LTpostr” segments. Please go back to the amazing F9 video style from before.
Andrew Saulnier
Andrew Saulnier Prieš 7 dienų
Mushroom plugs don't work unless the hole you ream is perfectly smooth on the inside of the tire. Which it never is. Rope plugs work. They're cheap. And will outlast the tire.
Logan Ellis
Logan Ellis Prieš 7 dienų
Your videos and reviews are outstanding. You guys have something really special with this channel and I always get excited when I see a new video comes out. You should consider doing a video on the modern consumer-grade wearable airbags. I recently picked up the Dainese Smart Jacket but there are a lot of new developments in that category. It'd be cool to get the no-nonsense, RyanF9 take on the new generation of airbags coming out.
Adam728 Prieš 7 dienų
And this has only increased my love for this channel. Absolute gold, and I agree with everything he is mocking.
chris morgan
chris morgan Prieš 7 dienų
Thank you for reassuring me the rope plug is the way to go. Or as I like to call it "jerky strip"
Jon dixon
Jon dixon Prieš 7 dienų
Ryan, you used to do the odd 'travel video' (in QC) what about a couple in BC? Mt buddies and I are all going to try and visit BC (covid depending) from Edmonton late summer...7or8 veterans on big cruisers with no where to go...
KD Stoffel
KD Stoffel Prieš 7 dienų
Sticky rope followed by an internal patch when I finally get home. I cut off the internal section of bacon poking through the inside (leaving the plug in the tread) and vulcanize on a nice patch. I’ve never had one leak and I’ve never replaced a tire before wearing it out. IMO, a fix like this is permanent.
Wyo John
Wyo John Prieš 8 dienų
This is why i like tubed tires. I think theres a higher likelyhood of being able to fix it than a tubeless tire
Nate G
Nate G Prieš 8 dienų
FYI - I replaced a headlight recently with what was at the auto shop - 6 hrs into a ride my bikes running poor’ electrical issues. My high beam was drawing too much power, bike wouldn’t even crank over. Low beam was fine - charged up and made for a good rip.
Joe Nguyen-Vlog
Joe Nguyen-Vlog Prieš 8 dienų
Liked and subscribed 👍👍😁
Moped Adventure
Moped Adventure Prieš 8 dienų
Good video! Helpful
Berros Prieš 8 dienų
Plug patch is better than he lets on. Helps if you actually install it right in the first place. The rope plug is as good as he says. the other two belong in their places as he described so nothing to say there. Good video, but wished he actually took the plug patch to a professional to install in the first place as its more involved then what he superficially did.
Anubis Reviews
Anubis Reviews Prieš 8 dienų
All I'll ever use is rope plugs. I've tried expensive gear but they always failed. We had a truck take a bolt through the tread working the oil fields of Montana in the dead of winter. Boss wanted us to plug it with his super duper expenso kit. Took 20 minutes and lasted 15 miles and we were flat. Took the rope plugs out of the emergency kit I got at the gas station and plugged the tire with 4 ropes. We rode that for a year on gravel roads and still held tight.
Subaru Mechanic
Subaru Mechanic Prieš 8 dienų
Harley pan america review please Ryan
A J Prieš 8 dienų
Vulcanisation works better when cured under pressure. Your test could have totally different results if you’ve used pumped up tire. Also it’s important how you insert bacon strips with the tool, one way it’s spreading the tire wires and twisted releases the strip... you’ll get there
Ralph Moehrke
Ralph Moehrke Prieš 8 dienų
I thoroughly enjoy your channel. But I will pull republican to your Democrat (funny how republican is not autocorrected in Caps but democrat is😂) on the mushroom issue. Although I am far from an eggspert (single cell and drip under pressure) the needle approach to try and penetrate a repaired puncture is a accurate a a guided nail refinding the hole it made a couple miles before. The nail could go through the same hole again... with a one in a million or so chance. But the chance of hitting a rock with a larger surface area is more likely and the combined compression of the surface area would be very unlikely to depress the mushroom out. Sure it would be useful to add some of the glue to seat it better. that said the mushrooms that are professionally installed from the inside would be equally at risk based on the “riding on a nail bed theory”. So whereas I appreciate and enjoy your insights on riding and follow most of what you advocate, I have to disagree with your logic here and would be interested to see a proper scientific study performed using actual road and off road dynamics. Cheers
Robert Burleson
Robert Burleson Prieš 8 dienų
Would love for you to put the new Tiger 900 GT/GT PRO to the test:)
William Ruiz
William Ruiz Prieš 9 dienų
epoxeclipse Prieš 9 dienų
got a used tire from a friend for my sports bike, put tire on and found hole, used an inside out patch because the bike is scary fast.
Mark W
Mark W Prieš 9 dienų
I WI$H, I had watched this video, BEFORE, buyingthe Mu$hroom kit. Being what the Local BMW dealer (2 miles from Me) $ell$ and thinking at the Time, they only $ell what$ Be$t. OOP$$$! (Side note: Inside Sarcasm: When anything is about money $ and over priced, I replace an S with $.)
Francois van Niekerk
Francois van Niekerk Prieš 9 dienų
I have NEVER used vulcanizing solution on a rope plug and had very little issues over the years, only some lube. Those that do, seems to have more issues. The solution seems to dry them out more causing them not to be effective in the longer run. Just my personal experience and opinion...
Ed Explore
Ed Explore Prieš 9 dienų
Hahahaja only you guys can make the simple tire plug sound like the next big thing....
kacperplays Prieš 9 dienų
Beg u upload more often
Guy Monhollen
Guy Monhollen Prieš 9 dienų
I grow up working in our family service stations and auto parts stores. The first job I was task to do on customer cars was to plug tires. I've used them for 40 years without failure and they have lasted the life of the tire (and some). I carry them in all my vehicles The only thing I recommend about rope plugs is to buy a good brand (Camel is great). I've used a few cheaper ones, no issues, but they seems harder to install compared to good brands. In the end, the cheap ones work well and are safe. I've patch (internal) tires as well and have had more patch failures. The mushroom type are unsafe, period. The spear ones are not as good as rope type. The video does a good job and fully aligns with my 40 years of experience with these products. Tube tires are the only issue with plugs of course.
Mario Flores
Mario Flores Prieš 9 dienų
Bring Lemmy back Zilla that fool Spooge has turned that spot into a circle jerk since they 86'd him.
Guy Metivier
Guy Metivier Prieš 9 dienų
Ryan, steering stabilizers on big adventure bikes: Good investment or useless gadget?
jos Prieš 10 dienų
I use rope plugs when i need them and I've never had one fail. But here is the thing: a tire can look perfect from the outside but be severely damaged on the inside. If you plug it, it can fail dramatically, which is why shops don't like plugs. If you get a puncture and do not ride on it flat, a plug should be safe. If someone rides a flat tire to get to the garage or the exit ramp, you have to unmount it to look at the inside.
Prateek Singh Gambhir
Prateek Singh Gambhir Prieš 10 dienų
Man you take way too long to bring out videos
GIDO74 Prieš 10 dienų
I often hear you reference the bible or religious text, yet still i cant figure out if you are for Him or actually against Him, you have the audience to give the King the praise He deserves, yet you seem to slander. Even if i like you, i dont like your dissing of our Lord, rather leave out the religious comments, it is not funny at all.
Stephen Wisner
Stephen Wisner Prieš 7 dienų
I think it's funny.
Sathiamitthran R
Sathiamitthran R Prieš 10 dienų
Please make a video on two wheeler paint protection (teflon, ceramic, graphene coatings, PPF)
Bishop Prieš 10 dienų
In the 70s or 80s rope plugs were the original permanent fix done by tyre shops, till internal plug were mandated by law in Australia. On one of my old cars, I rope plugged my newish tyre when it got a puncture, around 10k later it started to leak just a little bit (slow leak) so I threw in a second plug on the edge that was leaking, and it was good for the next 10-20k before the tyre wore out...
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