Thank you Honda TPMS for alerting me to the nail in rear tire. Limped home. Broke out the tools I carry only on bike - Safety Seal plug kit / Stop Go Mini compressor / SOG multi-tool with handy needle nose plier capability. Going cross country in October and thought this would be great non-stress training opportunity. Had a heck of a time getting the patch cord into hole. After many cuss words and re-watching safety seal install video, finally got her installed correctly. The mini compressor did it's job (loud and took several minutes) getting her up to about 30 psi. Lessons (1) Buy the Safety Seal smaller patch cords. I just had the regular cords that came with the kit. Took forever to ream the small hole large enough to insert regular (wider) cord. (2) Stick your ream tool in hole and put some air in the tire before attempting patch insert. Was getting way to much tire flex when attempting to install with mostly flat tire. Planning a long trip and never patched a tire? Suggest you practice prior. Now only decision is replace relatively new tire now, or be cheap and wait till trip. The patch is holding perfectly so gonna cheap it out till October.
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