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Offline GarminDave

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Puncture!
« on: July 31, 2015, 11:39:20 am »
I was cleaning my bike yesterday in preparation for my National Observer Test on Saturday morning when I spotted a nail in my tyre.  It is a Michelin PR4GT with 4,000 miles and the nail was in the centre of the tread so I thought I'd fix it.

Here is a photo sequence of the repair.

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Re: Puncture!
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2015, 12:16:04 pm »
Dave - I assume the repair worked? I used to use the sticky string of but have changed to "stopngo tyre plugger" which I think is better. 
http://www.stopngo.com/pocket-tire-plugger-for-all-tubeless-tires/

Good luck with your National Observer test on Saturday. 

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Re: Puncture!
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2015, 01:05:03 pm »
Yes it did work. I have a lot of Gummy Worms and have successfully used them many times. Usually to stranded bikers at the roadside, they are amazed how quick I can fix it and inflate with my compressor. Those plugs look good though. When I'm out of gummy worms I'll invest in them

Thanks for the 'Good Luck' I'll need it.

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Re: Puncture!
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2015, 01:11:52 pm »
I have had the Stop-n-Go plug kit for my last 2 bikes and have actually used it more on my atvs and cars tires than my bikes. They work great! Only thing I haven't used from the kit is the CO2 cartridges. Have always had an air supply close by so I never bothered to get them out. :152:
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Re: Puncture!
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2015, 02:27:41 pm »
Always best to carry a  `Puncture  repair Kit',  takes  10-15  minutes to fix at road side - alternatively wait 2 hours +,  for  a recovery assistance.   :084:     Buy a Kit with  a substantive air valve,   not with a flimsy   plastic one that will snap off or leak under pressure from the CO2 rendering the kit useless.    :155:      Kit should include `surgical'  type gloves   ( protection from the glue unless you intend to ride without your MC gloves on now !    :164: )    Blade to trim `plug' repair.
 
Carry also a small lightweight pair of pliers or similar  in tool roll, to pull  the  `cause'  from tyre.    Remember  these DIY  kits  are designed as a `get you home / service area -workshop,   so max speed `suggested advisory'  is  30mph,   although someone in a local club rode at 90 + with a DIY  repair across France !!  and then continued to ride with this repair until he eventually  changed  his tyres months later.   :017:     The Kit pictured, fits nicely under the Trophy's pillion seat.

Of course some punctures /rips / damage  just cannot be sorted at the roadside and may mean a recovery/ call out for new tyres ect  ( hope not ).     

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Re: Puncture!
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2015, 06:25:05 pm »
*Originally Posted by nigelrtaylor [+]
Dave - I assume the repair worked? I used to use the sticky string of but have changed to "stopngo tyre plugger" which I think is better. 
http://www.stopngo.com/pocket-tire-plugger-for-all-tubeless-tires/

Good luck with your National Observer test on Saturday.
Interesting.  I've never seen these before.  Do they really work better than the sticky string type plug?  Do they have an adhesive on them?
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Re: Puncture!
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2015, 06:37:04 pm »
w8d4it, I don't know if they are better, but they are easier to get into the tire if you follow the directions correctly. They don't have glue on them just some kind of grease, but they are made of a softer rubber that conforms to the hole easily plus the added benefit of the mushroom head the catches on the inside of the tire. The last tire I replaced on my last bike I tried to pull the plug out from the inside just to see if it would come out and it felt like it was glued in. I have used it several times on my last set of tires on my truck and they always held up.
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Re: Puncture!
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2015, 07:24:09 pm »
Thanks for that feedback.  I will pick up a supply.  Hopefully I won't need it!!!
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