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Cursed rear tyre

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' started by never, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. I have gotten a puncture in my rear tyre twice in 2 weeks. First a screw and now a nail. I have never had a puncture on any of my bikes ever and now all of a sudden with this new one I get nailed and screwed with a couple of weeks...

    Lucky both times I have made it home before it has deflated. So its off to the tyre shop for repairs again this weekend.

    Any other bad luck stories to make me feel better? :grin:
  2. No, but I've got one to rub in your face.

    The one and only time I've got a puncture was a nail, and it was on the way to get the worn rear tyre replaced anyway :rofl: Only a few km away so it was no problem.
  3. Well, I once came home and my niece had set my kitchen on fire.
  4. Bloody kids, you leave them alone with matches and a can of petrol and THIS is how they repay you.... :roll: :grin:
  5. What have we learned... no more riding around bunnings... thats what :)
  6. Yeh: I have tubed tyres, so my punctures suck twice as badly as yours! :evil:
  7. ^^^^ thats rough - atleast no one got hurt right?
  8. While riding along the dirt part of the Grand Ridge Road in Gippsland a mate got a puncture on his CBR1000RR kilometres from civilisation. We had to pull the wheel off using a tree stump and wooden branch as there are no centre stands on the RR. Then ride to Leongatha on my bike and back with a new tyre.

    Spectacular countryside the Grand Ridge Road, I am glad I did it, even on a road bike but at the time that part wasn't fun. The sealed section over near Tara-Bulga park is fun though.
  9. For a road bike with tubeless tyres, you can now quickly and easily
    temporarily fix a puncture with a kit about the size of
    a packet of cigarettes. Most bike shops sell the kits.

    Just pull out the nail,
    clean out the hole with the tool,
    put glue on the rubber plug and on the hole
    and push the plug into the hole with the tool.
    Then chop off any ends of the plug that stick out.


    This picture shows a car kit but the bike kits are the
    same (generally use more compact handles on the tool).

    You can carry a micro-size bicycle pump or some gas cartridges to pump up the tyre.

    This kit is especially great when you remember only 1 person needs
    to carry it even on group rides like club days. My club has a small 1st aid
    kit and puncture kit in a small bag that the tail-end rider carries.

    I've used these plugs several times and they work reliably and stay in
    place for a long time on 90%-95% of punctures.

    However they will not work on a slash in the tyre, or on the edge of
    the tyre or sidewall. They should not be left in the tyre longer
    than necessary to get you to a proper repair or new tyre. They should
    not be ridden at high speed. I was lucky enough to get 2000km out of it
    at 100km/h, but next time might be different...