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Hi all,
Need help - Just got a flat in the rear tire, its a tubed tire and I can see the nail that punctured it.
What I need help on is how do I fix this issue - Do I put in some puncture goo and reinflate or do I need to change the tube?
If I have to change the tube, 1. Is it easy and 2 Where do I get the inner tube, I have searched the web for a tube 150/70/15 and cant find one anywhere, my local triumph dealership is forty miles away and cant get there as the bike is my only means of transport.
PLEASE HELP
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Doctor Dee,

The tube has got to come out i am afraid..... And for what it is worth, i would bin it and get a new one. Most tyre depots that do motorcycle tyres should have an inner tube to fit a 17" rim. 150x170x17 is not an unusual size ??

I doubt you will be able to do this successfully unless you have got a bead breaker to release the tyre from the rim. I have tried it with meaty tyre levers and got nowhere :( It took two adult males jumping on a pice of 4x2 to break it.

Get the back wheel out and let them do it. For the tenner they will charge you it is a bargain !!!

PS. Even if it is only a small hole in the inner tube, be very wary about trying t patch it instead. For safety's sake go with a new one.

hope this helps ?
 

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Hi Doctordee,

Opinions vary, but I would say that puncture goo is only ever intended as a temporary fix. On a roadgoing bike I would use puncture goo just to get me home (although on my DR-Z I have a different type of puncture goo intended for tractors, for pre-emptive purposes offroad). In your situation, I'd definitely say you want a new innertube at the first opportunity.

Don't necessarily worry about getting to a Triumph dealership; any bike shop who fit tyres will be able to work on it and fit an appropriate replacement innertube for you.

In all honesty, once you get used to breaking the bead on a tyre (separating the edge of the tyre from the rim of the wheel) changing tyres and innertubes by yourself isn't too daunting, but if it's something you've not done before I'd advise trying it only under tuition from an experienced individual, and also when you're not under pressure.

Cheers,
T
 

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check out e-bay for innner tubes

Item number: 110028982118
this guy has all sizes,and is good value.

i break the bead on my rear tyres by putting it in a 6" record vice,but it takes a bit of work,much better to find a local tyre fitter.

[ This message was edited by: marauder2 on 2007-01-30 00:31 ]
 

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Thanks for the replies. I bit the bullet and took the rear wheel to the local bike shop. Got a new tube, plus fitting for £19 including VAT.

Thanks again everyone
 

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On 2007-01-30 08:00, doctordee wrote:
Thanks for the replies. I bit the bullet and took the rear wheel to the local bike shop. Got a new tube, plus fitting for £19 including VAT.

Thanks again everyone
I think I spent more than that in bandages after the last time I did mine... :hammer:
 
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