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.
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Michael Preyer
Michael Preyer Acum 21 oră
Dude! I love your humor! Great presentation along with excellent info!
Thomas Peterson
Thomas Peterson Acum 23 ore
I was just about to buy a mushroom kit I guess I will stick with the good ol rope plug
MrUdell22 Acum 2 Zile
Lost it at Jesus only had 12 friends! F9 is wild lmao
Daniel Goetz
Daniel Goetz Acum 4 Zile
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 Acum 4 Zile
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 Acum 5 Zile
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 Acum 5 Zile
smockumentory, nice!
Adrian B
Adrian B Acum 5 Zile
Get to the point please
Fred Lamb
Fred Lamb Acum 5 Zile
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 Acum 6 Zile
First video on this channel and I already love it. Subbed!
William Collins
William Collins Acum 7 Zile
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 Acum 9 Zile
Jesse Ellertson
Jesse Ellertson Acum 10 Zile
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 Acum 11 Zile
The kind of people who watch Mr Beast wouldn't understand any of your videos for sure. Thanks for creating such interesting content. ❤️ from 🇮🇳
lol beginner
lol beginner Acum 12 Zile
Charles Kellett
Charles Kellett Acum 12 Zile
How have you managed to get so many subs, you suck.
John C3333
John C3333 Acum 13 Zile
thanks and late congrats on 1 mil, ride long and prosper
Brandon Z
Brandon Z Acum 13 Zile
when I was in the military we had a polaris where the tire was more plug than tire.... they work
Rocket ray23
Rocket ray23 Acum 13 Zile
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 Acum 13 Zile
You are funny. Subbed.
Retire Soon
Retire Soon Acum 14 Zile
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 Acum 14 Zile
Awkward... booked in to have a mushroom plug fitted on Tuesday...
Richard Salinetro jr
Richard Salinetro jr Acum 14 Zile
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 Acum 14 Zile
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 Acum 14 Zile
Dude, please don’t do another video like this. Yes it was that bad! Go back to work worked.
James Bruce
James Bruce Acum 14 Zile
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 Acum 14 Zile
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 Acum 15 Zile
jesus only had 12 y’know
Eric lee
Eric lee Acum 15 Zile
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 Acum 16 Zile
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 Acum 16 Zile
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 Acum 16 Zile
Useless nonsense.
ICU 2 Acum 16 Zile
When was the last time you had a flat, on well serviced and checked tires for me never
Jim Vann
Jim Vann Acum 16 Zile
Ryan, the Quentin Tarantino of You Tube!
Stephen Cook
Stephen Cook Acum 16 Zile
If you paid 20 bucks for a rope plug kit, you got ripped off. Tires are temporary.
MrColin1995 Acum 18 Zile
Rope plugs are the best
CBC Sucks!
CBC Sucks! Acum 18 Zile
I have had six Grandpa plugs in a gash
Random One
Random One Acum 18 Zile
Catering to the twelve year olds. It hardly ever gets tired except when ad infinitum.... such as in your case.
spdwebdotnet Acum 19 Zile
Then you have states like MD who introduce legislation to make all but the patch/plug illigal. Tire must be dismounted, tire must have patch AND hole plugged, no repairs may be performed on a tire that was already illegally plugged and they were trying for no road side repairs of tires but I'm not sure that passed. I can fully understand this in the case of a shop, where prior knowledge of the tire is not known... whether it was driven on flat, internally compromising it etc.... but trying to make it so I personally can't plug a tire... mmmmm I dunno. Just waiting for the day that the ol bacon strip has to be sold under the guise "off road use only".
Steven N
Steven N Acum 19 Zile
In the event you revisit this subject, please consider testing the "Safety Seal" brand, rope type repair kit. I used it on a trip a couple of years back and found it more viscerally satisfying, per the heavy-duty tools and, possibly, their patented rope formula. The tire (a 180/55-17 sport tourer) shed not a pound after the repair and lasted the life of the tire, about 13,000km. The metrics you apply for testing are consistently lab worthy (the results show themselves). The production and entertainment value of this video, in spite of the adolescent sexual humor, were as high as any I've seen on youtube. The friendly, authentic interplay the two of you enjoy adds a breath-of-fresh-air quality unique to the venue and subject matter.
Matthew Edson
Matthew Edson Acum 20 Zile
You are missing a few steps with the permanent plug
PoGoTips Acum 20 Zile
That was such a useful vid.
busapassion Acum 20 Zile
Are you a woman transgendering to a man?
evracer Acum 20 Zile
Patch plug is the only acceptable is dismounting the tire. It's not just about air....when under inflated, SERIOUS sidewall damage can occur that is not visible from outside the tire. An off-road dirtbike tire if it blows out is inconvenient. In a passenger vehicle it's deadly. When you have seen the inside of some of the tires I have dismounted that looked FINE on the outside, you would never NOT dismount a tire and plug it with a patch plug. The ability to keep air in isn't the issue.
Tommy Elliott
Tommy Elliott Acum 20 Zile
Having worked in the heavy/transport truck repair industry, I have had the "pleasure" of using the T-patch (plug patch) and I can assure You, when installed properly, it is not what I would consider safe. First off, there is a kit that is sold, not just patches. There are two sizes of reamers that You mate to Your air drill with which to ream the existing hole. Mind You, there are steel and fiber cords that are the supporting structure of the tire. Cut those and You have a dangerous... ... not dramatic enough(?)... ... deadly dangerous tire. Right? I hear ya. "I had a finishing nail in my tire, that went between the cords/belts in my tread and made a hole of around 1/16" in diameter. Now I am suppose to ream/drill a hole 3/16" or 1/4", cutting through all cords in the 3/32" or 1/8" radius of ground zero? WTF!!!?" In a 12-ply tire, that could be as many as six/seven cords/belts and minimum of four. Most passenger vehicles are 4-ply, so that would make them even weaker. FWIW, the file/rasp that is sold for plugging is for cleaning purposes, as stated early on in this video... ... not to make the hole larger and tire more dangerous... ... deadly dangerous; And most certainly the tool should not be designed to intentionally CUT the belts/cords. I myself prefer the rope plugs... or leather. I do have some antique rubber plugs that work much like the mushroom plugs. Patches up the wazoo cause You're never suppose to plug a truck (including light truck) tire and I often have to repair tires on trucks... ... but in a world of youtubers who (frequent (Ρ) swear it is safe to put rim spacers on offroad trucks, use stacked nuts. washers and grade 5 bolts for a high-steer joint, a world of frogging hoopties, giant rims on standard spindles and self-proclaimed "mechanics" using a pickle fork on joints that they're planning to reuse, nah, you won't have people claiming that unsafe products are safe. Hey, remember, lawyers, doctors, the government and corporations have your safety and well-being in mind...
Jeff Acum 20 Zile
Tire plugged, let's do some high speed knee dragging.
***Trust issues intensify***
A Greased Monkey
A Greased Monkey Acum 21 o Zi
Could you at least do the patch properly? You gotta scuff and smooth then clean the inside before applying the rubber cement then roll it in and put a coat of black tire sealant over the whole thing.
Darryl Edington
Darryl Edington Acum 21 o Zi
Tires won't kill you... what you eat, and stress will.
Drew Leslie
Drew Leslie Acum 21 o Zi
Here in the uk the rope plugs are illegal, although in a pinch u could get away with it
Joseph Richter
Joseph Richter Acum 21 o Zi
Once had a tire replaced because it was bald . The tire guys called me in the back because there was over a hundred rope plugs in the tire
Randy Shell
Randy Shell Acum 22 Zile
Me and a friend were going 4 wheeling up in the mountain's a triangle shaped rock popped a hole in his tire we went to be gas station he said I want a sticky plug guy said we're not allowed to use those we gotta take the tire off they did and still leaking we stopped at auto store grabbed some sticky plugs fixed the tire went to the top of Clark's creek that's going over rocks through the same river 5 time's and never had a problem with the tire till it's natural life span ended won't use nothing else but sticky plugs ever !!!!!
Gary Peterson
Gary Peterson Acum 22 Zile
As a mechanic for 30 years, I have fixed thousands of tires. Patches are best. They last the life of the tire when done right. You have to grind the patch area of the tire smooth before gluing.
Jari Kinnunen
Jari Kinnunen Acum 22 Zile
Use big thick screw to plug small hole. Hot screw gluing in hole.
Backyard-Built-Trucks Acum 22 Zile
I am 54 I been rope plugging tires since I was 16 . Never had one blow , not on wife car , my dually , any of my countless trailers or work vehicles . Save it.
Ender Wiggin
Ender Wiggin Acum 22 Zile
Always nice to have a 15th opinion that rope plugs are the only thing worth carrying when the is noone to save you
PycckuuOrel94 Acum 22 Zile
Your way of talking, intonation, mannerism, gestures, just about everything is very similar to Alexander Pushnoy. He was in a sciencey tv-show called Galileo... Yes, copy paste, but I want to see if anyone else finds them similar
Mr. Cheese
Mr. Cheese Acum 23 Zile
Does the screw i that I tightened in my tire count as a plug, cuz it works really well
Tom Lee
Tom Lee Acum 23 Zile
People actually listen to this guy. Look im a master tech and on a bike tire you never use a plug. Front tires are patched period and that's if the tire has relatively small amount of damage. Camel plugs are ok in the rear to get home and not on the freeway. But must be patched asap. You want to take your life into your own hands because of an influencer go right ahead. This guy has about as much experience with motorcycle tires or repairs in general as my dog. Do not do this. He shows you exactly what hes interested in and that's a payout from your buying this garbage. Jesus Christ.
Rick Peterson
Rick Peterson Acum 23 Zile
FWIW, as a motorcycle mechanic in the 80’s and 90’s, I trusted only the internal patch on tubeless tires. I recently tried a rope plug on my tubeless mountainbike and I couldn’t get it to seal. About 6 months ago, an automotive tire shop took two tries to get an internal patch to seal on my Volvo, but it’s held 100% for 8,000 miles since. LOVE THIS CHANNEL!
Jose Nieves
Jose Nieves Acum 23 Zile
$20 for a plug you are getting ripped off. It's only $5 in this high tax state.
Star Fighter
Star Fighter Acum 23 Zile
I work as a mechanic/technician in the powersports industry. And, i can tell you it is ILLEGAL (In the states where i worked) to plug a tire on a motorcycle. It is the number one safety issue when it comes to motorcycles. Customers ask all the time. They even argue with me about not doing it. A motorcycle tire ROLLS from side to side. And, flexes away from the rim side to side. This pulls on the hole filled by the pull, opening it, stretching it in oblong shapes. Allowing the plug to be blown out of the tire.
SurviventheOnslaught Acum 23 Zile
never ride an atv without a ropeplug
Robert Bennett
Robert Bennett Acum 23 Zile
What is needed is a full insertion of an injector tool and the release of a vulcanising fluid as the tool is slowly withdrawn, so as to seal the inside of the hole. Surely it should be possible.
local enterprise broadcasting
local enterprise broadcasting Acum 24 Zile
Just buy a new tire...I know it’s expensive I know it sucks but trust me, ANY repair has a tendency to wear matter what technique or style of patch ...flats spot guaranteed
Core Turkoane
Core Turkoane Acum 24 Zile
What jeans 👖 are those that you're wearing? What's the name of them?
Gabriel Tobing
Gabriel Tobing Acum 24 Zile
When you realise this was basically published on Valentines Day. I know that I plugged more holes than just tires XD
Gabriel Tobing
Gabriel Tobing Acum 24 Zile
9:00 YTbers be like: This is real!!!!!!!!! BELIEVE ME!!!!!!!!!!!
Gabriel Tobing
Gabriel Tobing Acum 24 Zile
This was probably the most sexual FortNine video yet XD
Paul Luce
Paul Luce Acum 24 Zile
The only type that is legal to use
SiliquaeSid Acum 24 Zile
I used a mushroom plug on a front tyre. Drove 12k miles until the tyre was worn out and quite a few of those miles were at speeds up to 100mph so IMHO nothing wrong with mushroom plugs.
greg kaszuba
greg kaszuba Acum 24 Zile
No need to re-invent the wheel. Good rope plugs work!!! until the tires are bald.
bobbofly Acum 24 Zile
I've used rope plugs a ton of times & drove my tires down to the wires - never so much as a leak. Zero failures. I consider them quite permanent, thank you. ;)
stykyun Acum 24 Zile
When I first became a commercial motor fitter 2 decades ago I was told a story about a guy who was nearly killed by a tire plug kit. It fell out from under his seat and wedged under the brake pedal.
archangel20031 Acum 24 Zile
That multiple bacon strip tire repair was kind of ridiculous because motorcycles like that have tube tires so he repaired the flat with the tube and he just stuck the bacon strips in there just to make it look funny
archangel20031 Acum 24 Zile
The quickie flat fix is called a spare tire. Then when you get home you pop the tire off the rim put a patch on it put it back on and put it back on the car after you fill it with air and verify it doesn't leak. And the only time I would use one of those rope style plugs is it the hole was huge and I was concerned that gravel or grit might work its way into and up against the patch.
Michael H
Michael H Acum 24 Zile
At my shop we follow TIA guidelines. The ONLY approved repair for a car/truck tire is a patch/plug which is a combination of both. On a motorcycle tire, replacement is recommended on Tubeless tires. On tube tires, replacement of the tube is mandatory. In an emergency situation, a plug will work on a tubeless tire only. For that I recommend a quality plug such as safety seal. ASAP, get the tire replaced. But hey, it's your life so do what you want, no skin off my back.
Mike Clarke
Mike Clarke Acum 24 Zile
I only use the orange Rope Plugs, but as with any repair only within the thread region, have to be liberal with the glue, lubes making easier to insert and seals. Never ever if done right have ever had a failed plug using them and have done many. The take the tire off put a patch on the inside, have had those fail, besides I can do the plugs my self.
James Eddy
James Eddy Acum 24 Zile
Good idea but poor execution.
joe toronto
joe toronto Acum 25 Zile
Manufacturer would tell you anything that could be force out because the wheel is spinning is not an effective repair You can definitely use the first regular kit with the tire still in place I would suggest to use a lighter to burn the excess instead of cutting it with 1/2 inch inside and sealed outside by melting it you will seal the the tire without adding 2 gram of weight using the inside patch . Once it's been patch on sport bike above 750 CC I say you need a tire soon You only have 2
GentleBalls Acum 25 Zile
Rope plugs are better than any liquid repair that will destroy your rims and tires.
Chris Acum 25 Zile
I heart rope plugs. My scooters rear tire is a magnet for nails :\
Cameron Duff
Cameron Duff Acum 25 Zile
Nice video, but I think you left out the steps of buffing and scieving and stitching the repair area of the internal plug.
g33dav3y Acum 25 Zile
I once had a rope plug leak. I pushed it in and replaced it. No more leak, and another 12k miles later I replaced the tires worn down to the wear bars.
Steven Masters
Steven Masters Acum 25 Zile
Used self vulcanizing plugs for over 30yrs, never had one fail!
Sebastian Albiston
Sebastian Albiston Acum 25 Zile
Please never use fix a flat, after changing countless motorcycle and car tires, unless the hole is the size of a pin, it doesn't do anything. All it does is leave the tire changers covered in goo, it also smells very nauseous while trying to repair a puncture (that the fix a flat did nothing to fix). Thank you for reading my rant on fix a flat.
Matthew Jenkins
Matthew Jenkins Acum 25 Zile
The internal patch is the only legal repair in the UK.
Marvelat Urraz
Marvelat Urraz Acum 25 Zile
Not sexual innuendo. Everybody gets that wrong. The proper term is double entendre. ;-)
Bubba Kushington
Bubba Kushington Acum 25 Zile
Rope Plugs are the best
malik colton
malik colton Acum 26 Zile
I don't know why this feels like a fever dream to me
jeremy berry
jeremy berry Acum 26 Zile
Dont use fix a flat with rope plugs. It eats the glue.
Declan Gallagher
Declan Gallagher Acum 26 Zile
Dont need innuendo when its already up my ass!
grumpybill Acum 26 Zile
More real world testing would have been a road force machine. The chance of an object, of appropriate size to fit all the way through. pushing on the exact spot of a plug is slim.
grumpybill Acum 26 Zile
The third is definitely the best solution. But nothing wrong with a quality rope plug installed correctly. Thousands of miles traveled after their use.
Custom Creations - Rick Kramer
Custom Creations - Rick Kramer Acum 26 Zile
I'm not going to say this very often, in fact I've only said it a mere 8,426 times, but Man, you need your own show! Yes your that good! You ain't to pretty to look at and most women, and any man that's now a women, would probably drink acid before they would ever go out, be seen, touched or kissed by you but your voice would make them melt in your arms, climax more then they ever have before, except for the ones who have never climaxed before ( but had they, this would be much better). I enjoyed your video (but not in a sexual way...I'm very straight (oh that could go either way on that one) been married to a goddess for 31 years (32 in June)). Your funny yet informative and yet I want to see more! (See more stuff not you, well maybe you just not more of you. In other words dont remove anymore clothing and for goodness sake, No MORE CLOSE UPS!!)BRRRR- chills me just thinking of it. So loved your show, good luck with it and if your lucky(that would be a first.ha ha ha ha!!) I will return to watch many more and maybe even learn something new, I doubt it but hey you never know!! Cowboy Up my friend, Rick - Athens Texas, USA
Stirwood2 Acum 26 Zile
As a mechanic that has used rope plugs for 30 years and have installed thousands of them, I can count on one hand how many came back for leaking. I keep a kit of them in each car I own. They are great!
The Swiss Mechanic
The Swiss Mechanic Acum 15 ore
As a mechanic, it is my job as a professional to use the best and industry approved repair practices to repair a customers vehicle. Rope plugs are not one of those repairs except a temporary repair to get them to a shop that has a tire machine to demount the tire if I don't have one on hand. There is a reason the NHTSA states they are NOT a proper repair
Tommy Elliott
Tommy Elliott Acum 20 Zile
Well put for a greener... LOL
Literally Shaking
Literally Shaking Acum 26 Zile
I came across this channel today and have been spending the last few hours binge watching every episode even though I don’t have a motorcycle. I have no regrets. A testament to your video making skill.
Shed Life
Shed Life Acum 26 Zile
The basic Gear Gremlin can be bought at a third the price here, Couple it with this for a better option,
Ernst Bacani
Ernst Bacani Acum 26 Zile
King Jeoffrey grown up so fast!
John Gilmer
John Gilmer Acum 26 Zile
My "tire guy" dismounts the type, buffs the area around the leak, and glues a patch down. I've never had a need to have it repaired again.
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