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Post by Sias on 10th July 2009, 10:22

I have tube type tires and I am usually not prepared for a serious puncture. I normally have to following on hand:

Puncture repair kit
Shortish tyre levers (think Iím going to struggle with the back tyre, especially without a centre stand!)
Inflator ďbombsĒ
On longer trips I take along extra tubes as well

I have fixed a puncture before (front wheel), which wasnít too bad! But I would rather do what I can to prevent punctures. The (extremely limited) precautionary measure I have taken is to replace the ordinary tubes with heavy duty tubes. I have been pondering about putting puncture slime (or whatever itís called) in the tubes. Will this affect my wheel balance?

What precautionary measures do you guys take and how effective are they Question
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Post by Marnus on 10th July 2009, 11:48

Hmmm...

Pick a good line cyclops
Don't run with tires too deflated - greater chance that you can pinch (snake bite) the tube if you hit something hard.
Put yourself & pillion on a diet (if applicable)

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Post by Marnus on 10th July 2009, 11:58

Just saw this e-mail from Tours for Africa:


"PUNCTURE REPAIR SATURDAY



On Saturday 18th July 09 at 09h00 - 11h00 at the premises of Cycle Technology, 61 Port Road, Robertsham Cytech will be holding a workshop on how to avoid and repair tube type and tubeless punctures on motorcycles

Cost; R200.00 per person for the 2 hour educational"



Maybe you should go Smile
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Post by Mud Pooh-bah on 10th July 2009, 12:55

Sias the KTM guys all ride with the 6mm heavy duty tubes and Slime. No balancing problems which I know off as the slime should distribute evenly. Other wise ride with two small tyre levers, spare tubes and puncture repair kit.

If you give me R50 I will give you the 1/2 hour class pirat
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Post by Sias on 10th July 2009, 13:37

Marnus wrote:
Put yourself & pillion on a diet (if applicable)
Smile

I'll start drinking rum and Coke Light then... Wink
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Post by Sias on 10th July 2009, 13:39

Mud Pooh-bah wrote:
If you give me R50 I will give you the 1/2 hour class pirat

Great! That gives me an extra our and a half to drink rum pirat and Coke.........Light, off course! Cool
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Post by LeRoy Olivier on 20th July 2009, 08:57

Also carry a small electric pump with you - Bavaria sold a compact pump a while ago - one that i in fact imorted and showed to them. Very small takes up very little place.
Also the inflator bombs only provides half a bar pressure - so make sure you then carry enough to completely inflate your tyre.
The LT's back tyre runs at 3.2bar when travelling fully loaded - i will this have to carry at least 8 of those bombs to be on the safe side. Thus rather carry the pump.
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Post by DeonP on 21st July 2009, 07:59

Marnus wrote:Just saw this e-mail from Tours for Africa:


"PUNCTURE REPAIR SATURDAY



On Saturday 18th July 09 at 09h00 - 11h00 at the premises of Cycle Technology, 61 Port Road, Robertsham Cytech will be holding a workshop on how to avoid and repair tube type and tubeless punctures on motorcycles

Cost; R200.00 per person for the 2 hour educational"



Maybe you should go Smile

I attended this Training Session last Sat.
Was really worthwhile. Ray Muller has a fantastic setup at his premises in Robertsham.
Well organised and well executed. Everything from plugging a hole, a tear, which tyres are best for which conditions, tyre sealants, and hands-on removal of tyres from rims etc,etc.
Will definitely go back to Cytech. Can recommend them.
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