Praise : London MPR


#1

Discovered a screw in my rear tyres Saturday morning. Called Chris and he was honest enough to say it may be a bit tight to get out same day but would Sunday at 10am be okay.

Arrived today and tyre repaired just after 11am. Not bad for £50 and not having to risk riding to a garage for repair.


#2

That’s a damn good price!


#3

That's a damn good price!

me_groovy
That's a repair, not a replacement.

#4

Not a bad price on a call out, wish I had collected 50 hard earned for all the punctures I’ve repaired :-((


#5

I’ve used the, quite a few times
He even came out late one night to fix a puncture for me


#6

That's a damn good price! me_groovy
That's a repair, not a replacement.
Aceman
That's the cost no matter what they do.  You only pay extra if you need them to provide tyres or tubes.

I have used them a couple of times, replacement and repair, though not urgently, and would also definitely recommend them.


#7

That's a damn good price! me_groovy
That's a repair, not a replacement.
Aceman
I know. It's a good price compared to the stress of getting a punctured tyre to a tyre shop and having them plug it. 

#8

Is that a temporary repair or a mushroom plug?

Last puncture (last summer) cost me £25 for a mushroom plug repair at Swallows motorcycles,
that time I took my wheel in, I think they charge an extra £10 if they have to take your wheel off.


#9

That's a damn good price! me_groovy
That's a repair, not a replacement. Aceman
I know. It's a good price compared to the stress of getting a punctured tyre to a tyre shop and having them plug it. 
me_groovy
It's also on a Sunday, you have to expect to pay more for that day!

#10

It’s a mushroom plug


#11

Plug and a patch.  Chris was not sure the if patch would hold on my old 125 because of the cheap stock tyres, but it did.


#12

Is that a temporary repair or a mushroom plug?

Last puncture (last summer) cost me £25 for a mushroom plug repair at Swallows motorcycles, that time I took my wheel in, I think they charge an extra £10 if they have to take your wheel off.
MikeDerBike
Mushroom Plug

I know i can get it cheaper say at FWR but getting from my home to them with a dodgy tyre is not worth the risk to save £25.


#13

Is that a temporary repair or a mushroom plug? Last puncture (last summer) cost me £25 for a mushroom plug repair at Swallows motorcycles, that time I took my wheel in, I think they charge an extra £10 if they have to take your wheel off. MikeDerBike
Mushroom Plug
I know i can get it cheaper say at FWR but getting from my home to them with a dodgy tyre is not worth the risk to save £25.
Hold Da Kæft
the main problem being if you get a puncture that wont hold air you will have a long wait for a recovery truck to get you to FWR or you pays your money you get a fixed tyre at your location 

#14
you will have a long wait for a recovery truck to get you to FWR
And punctures always happen out of business hours, usually when it's raining too.

#15

If you’re with AA and you have got puncture and you think its pluggable MAKE SURE you request an AA patrol ( yellow van) if they assign a garage agent as they all carry mushroom kits . May be a bit longer to wait but bish bash bosh and if its not repairable they have motorcycle recovery facilities on board .


#16

I once witnessed an RAC man repair wee_frenchie’s rear tyre with a plug. I was so impressed I found out the kit he used and bought my own. 

I then promptly lost it in the cave somewhere. 


#17

I once witnessed an RAC man repair wee_frenchie's rear tyre with a plug. I was so impressed I found out the kit he used and bought my own. 
I then promptly lost it in the cave somewhere. 
me_groovy
It's still there... it's used the moisture in the cave to develop into a mushroom

#18

badger badger badger badger?


#19

I also was plugged by RAC man on the roadside once… :grin:


#20

PMSL! did he do it quickly and efficiently so you could get on your way?