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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-06-2011, 07:11 AM Thread Starter
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Roadside tyre repair (with tubes)

When I have been on a long trip with tubeless tyres I have always carried a repair kit (and never needed it, touch wood). However, the Bonnie has tubed tyres. I don't fancy taking all the kit to change a tyre by the roadside, but one of those tyre goo cans would be ideal as a temporary repair, to enable me to get home or somewhere that I can get it attended to. However, all the products I have seen seem to be suitable for tubeless only.

I know the prospects of repairing a blown tube are poor compared to tubeless, but does anyone know of a product that I could carry?

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A product called "Slime" is wonderful for tubed tires. I would not use it long term. but to get you home in a pinch, it's the stuff. You still need a way to inflate the tire through as the Slime is just a botte of liquid, not a pressurized can of sealer.

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...T.ac=SLIsearch

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If commercial links weren't permittted, some of the best posts wouldn't be here.

Thanks for the suggestion. I think Slime is available in the UK. I'm not looking for anything long-term, just something to have in the bag for if I get a flat somewhere away from home. On longer trips I carry a lightweight bicycle pump anyway. A holed tube would be replaced by me in any case, so bad effects from the Slime would be irrelevant. Sounds what I am looking for, so thanks.

Davidc - thanks, mate. I'm ahead of you there

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Ive used this stuff on all recent bikes, both pedal and motor, tubed and tubeless........

http://www.ride-on-uk.com/

Its a puncture prevention product rather than for repairing afterwards.
No need to carry inflation kit.
In the case of use in inner tubes its fine when changing tyres (doesn't leak out) and it doesn't effect wheel balance.

Works well for me on all my two-wheeled transport!




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Thanks Ventura - looks like a good product, and a reasonable price too.

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A can of aerosol fix a flat purchased from a convenience store did just fine for me and my punctured tubed Metzler for the 15 low speed miles I needed to get to my repair guy.
I carry a fresh can with me now at all times.
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A product called "Slime" is wonderful for tubed tires. I would not use it long term. but to get you home in a pinch, it's the stuff. You still need a way to inflate the tire through as the Slime is just a botte of liquid, not a pressurized can of sealer.

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...T.ac=SLIsearch

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+1 to Slime we have Slime in are T100s all the time.

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I have a can of a product called Finilec which I carry in the car at all times, but it is specifically for tubeless tyres. If I can find one that says 'works with tubes' I will get it, but so far the products I have seen mention tubeless or don't mention it at all. Ventura's recommendation is the first one I have seen to mention tubes in any way.

Very helpful responses, thanks all.

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This one is made specifically for motorcycle tires. I carry it, but have never (knock on wood) had to use it so can't vouch for its effectiveness. Three Bond is a reputable company though.

http://www.compacc.com/p/Threebond-S...r-Tire-Sealant

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