fixing flats

Discussion in 'Motorbike Technical Discussion' started by Michael J Merva, Sep 17, 2003.

  1. I picked up a nail in my front tire, close to the center line.
    Tire is a 2 year old Metzler, tubeless. Bike is a 84 Nighthawk 700.
    Would a shop typically fix this? I have used a auto tire puncture
    repair kit before, and thought I'd try the same thing here.

    I'm open to suggestions.

    Also, any comments on the use of those puncture sealants like
    RIDE-ON? To hedge my bets, I'll also use this in the repaired tire.

    Thanks!
     
    Michael J Merva, Sep 17, 2003
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    Rob Munach Guest

    I keep slime in the tires of my tractor and golf cart since they are
    constantly getting small punctures. I have not had a flat since.
    Fortunately, they have steel rims!
     
    Rob Munach, Sep 17, 2003
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  3. Hi Mike,

    As you are open to suggestions... I'd put a new tire on the Nighthawk.
     
    Sounds Like A Porsche, Sep 17, 2003
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    toes Guest

    A rear tire I'd plug, but a front? Better off buying a new one.

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    toes, Sep 17, 2003
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  5. Thanks to all for your thoughts. My brother (84 Interceptor 500)
    has had several
    tubeless tires patched from the inside, and I think I'll try that.

    Seems the liquid tire sealants are best for steel wheels,
    due to the caustic pH. I
    probably WON'T use it, even though the bike is almost 20 years old(!).

    I do wonder how the intended properties of the liquid tire sealants
    would be affected
    by buffering it to a neutral pH. More likely to freeze?

    Any chemists out there?

    Mike
     
    Michael J Merva, Sep 18, 2003
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    CBXXX Guest

    Stop & Go kit, 5 minutes to plug a tire ,get extra Co2 cartridges.

    Thanks,Ripper
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    CBXXX, Sep 18, 2003
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