Dynaplug Tyre Repair Systems

Is the Dynaplug repair permanent?

UTAC (http://www.utac.com) has certified the Dynaplug as a permanent repair when one tyre repair plug is used and the puncture is made by an object no larger than a 16d (16 penny) nail. HOWEVER, PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING WARNING: Any tyre that is run flat or underinflated for even a short length of time can suffer damage which may not be visible from the outside. The repaired tyre should be removed as soon as possible and checked professionally for any signs of damage, both internally and externally. Unless this is done, NO repair can be considered permanent even if the tyre shows no outward signs of damage and is not losing pressure.

What happens if the brass tip comes loose inside my tyre?

If the brass tip comes loose, you have nothing to worry about. We chose brass for the specific reason that it's non-abrasive to the tyre. We have conducted centrifugal testing and our findings showed that the tip will eventually break down and disintegrate.

How many repair plugs can I use in a puncture?

Up to four plugs can be used for EMERGENCY repairs ONLY and to get you to a tyre shop that can determine if the tyre can be patched from the inside or if it needs to be replaced.

How large of a hole can the Dynaplug fix?

One repair plug usually fills a puncture made by an object no larger than 3/6". If needed, you can add multiple plugs to seal the puncture after the first plug is installed.

What kind of tyres does the Dynaplug repair?

Dynaplug works with all tubeless radial and bias ply tyres. Dynaplug works on cars, trucks, SUVs, ATVs, motorcycles, tractors, RVs and other vehicles.

Can I repair a side wall cut or puncture?

There are no companies that recommend repairs of any kind to the side wall of any tyre for a road going vehicle. Even with brand new tyres with a side wall puncture, all manufacturers state that the tyre must be replaced.

Will the repair plug(s) make my tyre unbalanced?

No, repair plugs will not unbalance your tyre. Testing has proven that a repair plug is equivalent to a small pebble lodged in your tyre.

What is the white pipe cleaner in the Dynaplug tyre repair kits used for?

If the insertion tube becomes clogged, clean with the pipe cleaner dipped in denatured alcohol, available at your local hardware store. NEVER USE SOLVENTS on the tool.

Does the tyre require air pressure before plugging?

We recommend a minimum of 10 PSI to ensure an easy insertion of the Dynaplug tool into the tyre. It’s better to have your Dynaplug pre-loaded with a plug and ready to use before removing the nail. This will ensure minimal air loss.

Do I need to ream the puncture?

No. The Dynaplug does not require reaming. Never stretch the hole excessively and never enlarge the hole with a rasp type reamer to accommodate a larger plug. The Dynaplug Pro models come with a clearing attachment that does not stretch or enlarge the hole like a reamer.

Do you sell different plug sizes?

We only provide one size plug for road going vehicles. Because the size of the puncture may vary, it is safe to use up to four plugs for larger holes for emergency repairs only.

If the tyre is completely flat, can it be repaired?

Yes. However, it’s easier to remove the puncture object and locate the puncture hole when the tyre contains air.

Does the Dynaplug repair run-flat tyres?

Dynaplug is fine to use on run flat tyres. In fact, it is one of the only solutions that will maintain the air pressure sensors that usually accompany run flat tyres.

Does the Dynaplug work on “Z” rated run-flat tyres?

The Dynaplug actually works best on "Z" rated run flat tyres as the rubber is formulated to be softer, i.e. lower durometer, for better traction and performance. The rubber formulation is more tacky and the plugs actually bond even better than lower rated tyres.

Does the plug affect the Tyre Pressure Monitoring System?

Dynaplug repairs will not affect your tyre pressure monitoring system.

MotoArt Inflator

Why should I buy the MotoArt Inflator rather than a much cheaper generic model?

The MotoArt Inflator has been designed specifically by a motorcyclist with fellow motorcyclists in mind.  It’s the world’s smallest, lightest 12 volt inflator with an inbuilt pressure gauge.  It has features that the generic pumps don’t
have: a durable, replaceable inflation hose of decent length (50 cm), fitted with a no-loss Schraeder connector; a cigarette lighter plug with a removable
adapter for BMW-style 12 volt sockets; a 3 metre long extension lead with SAE connectors; two pigtail SAE adapters, one with crocodile clips, the other with
ring terminals for permanent connection to a battery; compatibility with most
motorcycle CAN-BUS systems due to its low current draw; a handy carabiner for hanging the inflator from your bike while in use; a durable nylon carry pouch;
and a five-year warranty.

We tested some of the smaller generic inflators during the development of the MotoArt Inflator, and the results were surprising. None of them could get anywhere near the maximum inflation pressure claimed for them, and they took at least twice as long to inflate a motorcycle tyre to the same pressure as the MotoArt Inflator.

Why should I buy the MotoArt Inflator rather than a rechargeable model with a built-in battery?

As long as you remember to keep it charged up, a battery powered inflator might sound like a good idea. But what if you forget?  Or the battery dies?  The batteries in those inflators also deteriorate over time, holding less of a charge and going flat quicker as they get older.  Can you be sure it’ll work when you need it if it’s been in your panniers a while?

We tested some of the small battery inflators, and many of them struggle to even get a tyre up to 2 bar (28 psi) before the battery is flat.  Sure, you can buy one with a bigger battery, but that means more weight and bulk, and doesn’t negate the other potential issues inherent in a battery powered device.

Can I use the MotoArt Inflator to inflate a car tyre?

Yes, as long as the pressure required isn’t more than 5 bar.

How long will the MotoArt Inflator take to pump up a motorcycle tyre?

That’s going to depend on the size of the tyre and how flat it is.  In our tests it took approximately five minutes to inflate a completely flat 150/70 x 17 tyre to 2.5 bar/36 psi.  Obviously inflation time may also vary with ambient temperature.

What is the maximum run time for the MotoArt Inflator?

30 minutes, after which we recommend a cooling down period of 15 minutes.

Does the MotoArt Inflator shut off automatically at a pre-set pressure?

No.  In the interests of keeping things simple and light we haven’t included that feature.  In our experience at least 99.9% of motorcyclists can read a pressure gauge and operate an on/off switch.

Should the bike’s engine be running when I use the Inflator?

We recommend that it is, but it’s not essential unless your battery isn’t in the best of health, or you’re running the inflator for a long time.  The inflator draws a maximum of 4.2amps, so it would run for a total of more than two hours powered by a 10 Ah battery.  Running it for five or 10 minutes with the engine off shouldn’t trouble a good battery.  The inflator will run a little faster with the engine running because the battery voltage will be slightly higher.

Is the MotoArt Inflator CAN-BUS compatible?

Unless your bike has an unusually sensitive CAN-BUS system, yes.  The Inflator draws a maximum current of 4.2 A, and as the vast majority of motorcycle CAN-BUS systems allow a maximum of 5 A current draw from the accessory socket, you shouldn’t have a problem.  In the unlikely event that you do, the MotoArt Inflator is supplied with a pigtail cable that can be permanently connected to the bike’s battery, so you can plug the inflator’s power lead into its SAE socket instead.

Will the MotoArt Inflator seat the bead on a flat tyre?

If the tyre has not come right out of the groove in the wheel rim, and merely requires air pressure to push it outwards and back into place, most likely it will.  If the tyre has become completely unseated it’s highly unlikely that any 12 V inflator will be able to deliver a sufficient volume of air to get it to re-seat.

Does the MotoArt Inflator require any maintenance?

No, it contains no user-serviceable parts, and the motor is a sealed, maintenance-free type.  Keep it in its protective case when not in use, don’t drop it, let it get wet or allow it to suck in dust, and it should give you many years of trouble-free service.

What is the warranty on the MotoArt Inflator?

We offer a five-year worldwide limited warranty on the Inflator.  If it develops a fault within five years of purchase, simply return it to us with proof of purchase and we will repair, refurbish or replace it as required and ship it back to you.  All you pay is the return shipping cost.  The only limitation to the warranty is that it doesn’t cover damage caused by misuse or abuse.  This warranty is over and above your statutory right in the UK and does not affect them in any way.

Stop 'n Go Tyre Repair Systems

Which SNG Tyre Plugger kit is best for me?

The gun-type Standard Tyre Plugger is easier and faster to use than the Pocket version, but it is heavier and bulkier, as well as being more expensive.  Ultimately there is no difference in the quality of repair, however. If you’re a motorcyclist or quad biker, and space is at a premium, the Pocket version is probably the better option, but if you have room for it, there’s no question that the Standard model is preferable.

Is a repair carried out with a Tyre Plugger permanent?

In a word, no.  It should only ever be viewed as a temporary measure.  Any tyre that is run flat or underinflated for even a short length of time can suffer damage which may not be visible from the outside. In addition, the steel belts within the tyre tread can damage the relatively soft rubber plug and this will eventually compromise the repair.

The repaired tyre should be removed as soon as possible and checked for any signs of damage, both internally and externally, before being professionally repaired if it is deemed safe to do so

What’s better, mushroom plugs or string plugs?

The string plug option is certainly cheaper, but it’s more fiddly to use and does not have the advantage of the mushroom head on the Stop ‘n’ Go plug, which is more effective in sealing the hole from the inside.

How many repair plugs can I use in a puncture?

Only one.

Can I repair a side wall puncture?

No, it is extremely unsafe to attempt to do so.  In any case, the flexing of the sidewall will prevent any repair plug from sealing properly.

Will the plug affect my Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)?

No, not at all.

Do I need to ream the hole in the tyre before inserting the plug?

We don’t recommend it unless you are unable to insert the nozzle of the Tyre Plugger without doing so.