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I am always conscous of getting a punture, the main concern is coming off the:15red: :X, if you dostay on, you never get one out side a tyre service garage,:stumped: or theres a:leprechaun:any were to be seen. Ive taken out AA insurance in the unlikly hood of a break down and require assistance, reading the Wing Span Mag. there is an advert for a liquid chemical which claims to keep the tyre inflated after a punture, Ive never used such a product before, do such products work:action:? Has any one had any experance of such products?

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I swear by Punctureseal. Its been around for ages and it plugs the tyre when a hole occurs. I picked up a nail in my rear tyre a few months ago and when I pulled it out the Punctureseal immediatley plugged the hole. This stuff does not rot your wheel from the inside either. I don't know what country you are from but there are loads of dealers of Punctureseal in the UK & Ireland at least.
 

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Years ago, puncture seal was a problem due to the chemical base that was incorporated in the sealant. It was explosive. Tire changers who smoked when replacing a tire that had the sealant inside, were injured. I'm not up on the different sealants out there now, but I would hope it has improved to be non-flammable for saftey. Also, I've gotten complaints that overfilling the tire with the sealant caused an unbalance while riding and it would change from a cold tire to a hot one.

03silver is correct in the comfort that tire sealants give us on the road, but it's not a cure all for the damage to the tire casing, cords or safe operating range of the tire. It's meant to get you to the next repair station and have the tire replaced or repaired professionally. We tend to ride at higher speeds than automobiles do, so tire maintenance is critical. A blow-out at 90mph on just two wheels can be a catrastophy. Better to replace the tires on a nice Wing than risk losing the bike and you!

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Hey renegage,

Your bike looks almost as good as the Green Machine!
 

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Very nice bike Renegade. The Punctureseal that Ambrose referred to is stuff that you put in the tyre before a puncture, it's a puncture preventive measure. I know loads of bike couriers who use it and I'v echanged tyres that were almost bald and often had loads of small pink dots where the sealant had plugged the punctures. I counted 11 sealed holes in a tyre once!
That stuff really does what it says, I know there are some other products that rot wheels, but as a bike mechanic that's seen them in action I'm happy enough to reccomend Punctureseal. There is another one called Ultraseal which seems to be the same stuff, but I'm not 100% sure as it's new over here.
 

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Very nice bike Renegade. The Punctureseal that Ambrose referred to is stuff that you put in the tyre before a puncture, it's a puncture preventive measure. I know loads of bike couriers who use it and I'v echanged tyres that were almost bald and often had loads of small pink dots where the sealant had plugged the punctures. I counted 11 sealed holes in a tyre once!
That stuff really does what it says, I know there are some other products that rot wheels, but as a bike mechanic that's seen them in action I'm happy enough to reccomend Punctureseal. There is another one called Ultraseal which seems to be the same stuff, but I'm not 100% sure as it's new over here.

Thanks everybody for your input, I spoke to a mechanic yesterday who services police vehicles in the UK, he has given me the product details of the tyre infill they use in bikes andspecialised vehicles, he as skooter wrote noted the dots of sealant at the time of changing the tyres. He is cofident that lives were saved by the infill, with this info. I am ordering the product today.:15red:

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I'm happy to know things have changed with tire sealers. I tend to focus too much on safety, even around the house. Perhaps now I can trash the mini tire repair plug kit I carry and pick up a can of sealant instead.

My Aspy is an original 86 w/ just over 28,000 miles on it. All the stickershave been removedand it's kept ina heated garage. Thanks for the great comments.. Renegade
 

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Renegade, I personally have the sealant in my tyre but I carry a plugging kit as well, just in case the sealant fails to seal the hole.
 

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Renegade, I personally have the sealant in my tyre but I carry a plugging kit as well, just in case the sealant fails to seal the hole.
Jason

What is a plugging kit?

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The rubber plug kits is what I think Jason is talking about. You get a round thin file and a tool for pushing the plug into the puncture. There is usually a couple of small co2 canisters in the kits as well for putting some air back in the tyre afteryou plug the hole.
 

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Always worth carrying a kit Mike. All the talk in th eworld (about the pros and cons of tyre plugs) won't be of any help when you get a puncture, unless youactually have a kit with you. :D
 

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The rubber plug kits is what I think Jason is talking about. You get a round thin file and a tool for pushing the plug into the puncture. There is usually a couple of small co2 canisters in the kits as well for putting some air back in the tyre afteryou plug the hole.
Thanks Joe

I learn some thing every day, I'll get a kit this weekend

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I use the punctureseal as well. Got it for the first time at the UK treffen a couple of years back and it has saved my bacon twice. I know all the arguments about riding with a nail in the tyre and not knowing about it because the sealant keeps the tyre up, but I'd still prefer that to getting a flat out in the sticks. A quick look at each tyre every day will reveal any recent pickups of nails etc. I carry a plugging kit to be on the safe side, with the CO2 cans. The plug kit and CO2 saved me from a flat on another bike last year, these things do work and are not just fripperies that take up valuable space on the bikes.
 

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Renegade wrote:
Perhaps now I can trash the mini tire repair plug kit I carry and pick up a can of sealant instead.
Carrying both makes more sense, the mini plug kit can't be taking up much extra space on a Goldwing?
 

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I use the punctureseal as well. Got it for the first time at the UK treffen a couple of years back and it has saved my bacon twice. I know all the arguments about riding with a nail in the tyre and not knowing about it because the sealant keeps the tyre up, but I'd still prefer that to getting a flat out in the sticks. A quick look at each tyre every day will reveal any recent pickups of nails etc. I carry a plugging kit to be on the safe side, with the CO2 cans. The plug kit and CO2 saved me from a flat on another bike last year, these things do work and are not just fripperies that take up valuable space on the bikes.

Steve

Received my Ultra seal yesterday, now in the tyres, looked in the MSN for the plug kits, but could not find any, if I missed the advert could any body let me know where I can locate a repair kit

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Mike,

M&P in the UK here do the kits, you can see it here http://www.mandp.co.uk/productInfo.aspx?catRef=507010

You can order online. I'm justsurprised that the bike shops in Man don't have these kits, they are stocked in every bike shop in the mainland that I know of.

Ted

Thanks for your time and information, I tried two bike shops and a major tyre garage they all said simuar thing cant stock due to tyre law/ regulations. We do go over the top on regulations over here, 'one up manship' :dude:eek:n the uk laws.

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There's always JC Whitney................ (dot com):goofygrin:
 
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