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Safety Seal’s ATV Tire Repair Kit

Safety Seal ATV KitDeath, taxes…and flats on your ATV—there’s no escaping the inevitable. Particularly when you and your ATV venture off into the wild. Most ATV’s don’t carry a spare, which means you’re left with two options when the tire deflates: you can ride back to camp on the flat—not recommended if you value your tire or your rim; or you can fix the flat right on the spot. We recommend the second option.

While some riders have the foresight to pack a cheap tire plug kit, the dilemma plaguing ATV riders is how to get air back INTO the tire. Most ATV’s simply don’t have room in their storage lockers for portable air compressors.

Our friends at Safety Seal have the answer to this problem. Their ATV Tire Repair Kit manages to pack a repair kit and two small CO2 cartridges into a water-resistant container that fits into the smallest storage containers on most ATV’s. The kit includes two CO2 inflator cartridges, six repair plugs, an inflation adapter, and an ingenious plug insertion tool that uses the CO2 cartridge as a handle.

Since we didn’t have the luxury to wait for a flat tire, our cruel, slave-driving editor insisted we make our own flat. One thing we learned, ATV tires are extremely tough. We tried pounding a nail through the tire, then we tried ramming a screwdriver through it. This just doesn’t work like it does in the movies! We failed on both attempts and had to pull out the drill to get through the tire

Once we made our hole, we found that the repair process was very simple. It actually took us longer to make the hole than it did to plug it! The only thing we found lacking with the ATV Tire Repair Kit was a tool to cut off the end of the plug, so make sure you pack a set of side-cutters.

 

Safety Seal ATV Kit
The handy dandy Safety Seal kit
Safety Seal ATV Kit
If at first you dont succeed…
Safety Seal ATV Kit
…Try 
Safety Seal ATV Kit
...Try again 
Safety Seal ATV Kit
Excellent space saving idea
Safety Seal ATV Kit
Plug the leak 
Safety Seal ATV Kit
Inflate
Safety Seal ATV Kit
Stow the kit

A single CO2 cartridge was able to deliver about 2 PSI of pressure to our stock tires. We usually run our tires at 3-4 PSI, but on the trail, this would be plenty of pressure to get us back to base camp so we could finish airing up the tire. Alternatively, we could have simply added the second CO2 cartridge.

At $24.95, you really can’t go wrong with the Safety Seal Kit. We have tested other Safety Seal products before, and have never had a problem with a repair. This little kits takes up a small space, but fills a big need.

 

Safety Seal
North Shore Laboratories Corporation
40-44 Endicott St.
PO Box 568
Peabody, MA 01960
phone: 978-531-3044
toll free: 800-888-9021
fax: 978-531-5954
email: nslc@erols.com
website: www.safetyseal.com

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