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Offline Iain

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Nail in tyre..
« on: May 08, 2016, 07:10:41 pm »
I've got a nail in my brand new tyre...can it be permanently repaired? Got to go back to the dealer soon anyway to replace the TPMS.
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Re: Nail in tyre..
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2016, 07:22:08 pm »
Repair it yourself with one of the sticky worm kits and you should be fine for a good few thousand miles. In the UK I think you will struggle to get a tyre place to do the repair for you as they will say it is illegal. At least that is what happened to me in a similar situation.
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Re: Nail in tyre..
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2016, 08:02:39 pm »
There is ( or at least was ?? ) a "British Standard" ( BSAU159f )  for the repair of motorcycle tyres.

Summarising :

  • No repairs allowed in side walls
  • Repairs can only be made to the area within 25% of the centre of the tyre
  • Punctured tyres must be inspected by an "expert"
  • No repairs allowed on "Z" Speed rated tyres
  • Only two repairs per tyre are allowed up to the J (62mph) speed rating
  • Up to the J rating, repairs no bigger than 6mm are allowed
  • Only one repair per tyre is allowed up to the V (over 130mph with 155mph maximum) speed rating
  • Up to the V rating repairs no bigger than 3mm are allowed.
  • All repairs must be carried out with a mushroom-type plug,
    which fits into the puncture hole from the inside, and bonds with the tyre by vulcanisation.






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Re: Nail in tyre..
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2016, 08:51:25 pm »
Gummy Worm and rubber cement.
Plug it, Air it up.
Check it tomorrow AM

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Re: Nail in tyre..
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2016, 10:04:35 pm »
I had the same problem last year. In the middle of nowhere in Scotland, a new PR4 with 500 miles on it had a puncture. The sticky worm repair kit got me out of jail. As luck would have it, the puncture was bang in the centre of the tyre and a better repair could be made.

The tyre was removed from the rim, puncture hole cleaned out and a mushroomed plug glued in from the inside of the tyre.

Two weeks later we are in Croatia. Temp was 45 degrees C one day & I hit 140MPH, 2 up on a private road  :017:

The crucial bit here was, the puncture was in the centre of the tyre.

After this encounter, I have become a little wary about punctures on a bike & have bought some stuff you put into your tyre & a mini compressor. I will post the info over the next coming days.

Cheers for now


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Re: Nail in tyre..
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2016, 10:09:58 pm »
*Originally Posted by Wscad [+]


Two weeks later we are in Croatia. Temp was 45 degrees C one day & I hit 140MPH, 2 up on a private road  :017:



Wait a minute, I thought it was governed at 135mph......Now I may have to try. :018:

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Re: Nail in tyre..
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2016, 10:26:25 pm »
I have pics of the speed on the sat nav. On the private speedtrack  :018:

Plus pics of the temp display on the bike.

When I was on the private speedtrack, the bike was still increasing speed, but ever so slow.

I think 1 up.....all luggage off.....screen down + head down.... the bike would do 150mph on the clock.

On the right road.  :156:

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Re: Nail in tyre..
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2016, 03:04:45 pm »
Had a puncture at about 6K on a PR4.  Used a Stop and Go repair I'd just received.  Plug was slippery with gunk, not adhesive.  I was told it has to be or the tool will not work.  I leaks about 4-5 pounds in 24 hours so a FAIL I'd say.  Kills me to have to replace it at 50% wear, $$$ hobby.  I plan to repatch with gummy strings, and use it only locally until my first long trip of the rear, I'll replace both tires before that.

I patched a tire on my adventure machine at about 3K with gummy strings, which I've used for years.  Held fine until about 8500 miles, then started a very slow leak, 1-2 pounds very couple of days.  Spit on the wound told the tale, tiny bubbles.  I was in the Middle of Nowhere around Leakey TX so I elected to re-patch it, only needed about 1K more before going near Atlanta and getting new tires was in the plan.  Patch held for about 800 miles, then started a very slow leak.

Of course the tire was getting near the wear bars at that point.  Was it a good idea??  Most assuredly not, but... got me through..   I'd like to say I took it easy on the patched tire, but ... I just can't.... (:>
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