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Offline AvgBear

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Re: Repair of tube type tyres?
« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2019, 11:04:33 PM »
Altho this topic seems to have been well covered, I saw this info in a m/c parts-site blog and it may help shed a bit more light?
How to Repair a Flat Tire on the Road: Tubeless tires vs. tubed tires, the clear winner is a tubeless tire. If youre sporting tubed tires, youre going to have a difficult time getting back on the road quickly.
The first step for tubed tires is to have the number of a tow service handy. Its likely that youll need to call it a day and head to the nearest mechanic. If youre a diehard DIYer, start practicing taking off your wheels and taking out your tube -- then, practice successfully patching an inner tube (in lieu of replacing it / although replacement is preferred).
Youll use the same basic strategy on the road, except without your cozy workbench and garage full of tools.
Ride-On Sealant is popular, and weve spoken to bikers who swear by the stuff. Sealant works by coating the interior of your tubes with goo that seals your tires. Its good in a pinch, but has a few major downsides. First, its the quickest way to get on the bad side of your local mechanic. If you do ever take your motorcycle in and ask for a replacement tube after coating it with this stuff, prepare for some dirty looks.
Rather than slapping a quick bandaid on the puncture, why not learn how to fix it the right way?
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Offline K1W1

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Re: Repair of tube type tyres?
« Reply #21 on: July 16, 2019, 11:45:07 PM »
*Originally Posted by AvgBear [+]
start practicing taking off your wheels and taking out your tube -- then, practice successfully patching an inner tube (in lieu of replacing it / although replacement is preferred).

You had better also practice checking the inner surface of the tyre thoroughly both visually and with your hand to make sure that whatever caused the puncture is not still sticking through the tyre when you reinstall the new or repaired tube. Maybe the person who wrote the article has never actually replaced a tube that has had a puncture.

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Re: Repair of tube type tyres?
« Reply #22 on: July 17, 2019, 01:30:47 AM »
+1 to Kiwi. Really important to mark the tyre at the valve/rim position.

Why you may ask, because it may require you to fully inflate the tube to find the puncture/fault.

When you identify this you 'do' need to go back to that place on the actual tyre and find the offender.

This is important in that if you have actually removed the tyre how do you know where it was positioned on the rim and its relationship to the tube/puncture.

 


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