Puncture repairs

Got a spanner in the works? Post your motorcycle problems here.
User avatar
Teflon Jnr
Posts: 908
Joined: Sun Sep 13, 2015 2:12 pm
Location: Stalybridge
Has thanked: 4 times
Been thanked: 67 times

Puncture repairs

Post by Teflon Jnr » Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:50 pm

Hi folks just wondering what you all use for the repairs of tubed tyre punctures as ive never had tubed tyres before and have no idea how to remove a tyre from a motorcycle wheel I've done the push bike repairs patches etc but don't know much about motorcycle tyre removal or what is entailed tools/patches etc
Jesus rides a Harley and the devil wears prada

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒ ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ

Adventure Bike Rider New Issue Out Now
User avatar
Teflon Jnr
Posts: 908
Joined: Sun Sep 13, 2015 2:12 pm
Location: Stalybridge
Has thanked: 4 times
Been thanked: 67 times

Re: Puncture repairs

Post by Teflon Jnr » Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:12 pm

Oh and is there anyone local in the Manchester area that would be willing to give me some sort of tutorial as to how too take off the tyre etc
Jesus rides a Harley and the devil wears prada

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒ ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ

User avatar
zimtim
Posts: 2345
Joined: Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:01 am
Has thanked: 498 times
Been thanked: 409 times

Re: Puncture repairs

Post by zimtim » Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:40 pm

If you can do a bicycle then you can do a motorbike.

Just think bigger harder and more lube.

Admittedly the KTM wheels can be a bitch to do, especially trying to break the bead.

Yesterday it took me just over the hour to swap out both front and rear tyres and I am not that fast compared to some

It does take practice

If you do a search I am pretty sure someone put up a tutorial thread on here a while back.

If trail riding I generally only carry one spare tube that's the 21" front it will fit the rear wheel.

Of late I have found that puncture repairs don't seem to last the glue seems to break down and delaminate the patch.
Im using a marine grade rubber glue at the moment to see if that gives better results.
It is easier to defend yourself against a thousand enemies, than it is to defend against one backstabbing friend

User avatar
Teflon Jnr
Posts: 908
Joined: Sun Sep 13, 2015 2:12 pm
Location: Stalybridge
Has thanked: 4 times
Been thanked: 67 times

Re: Puncture repairs

Post by Teflon Jnr » Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:02 pm

I've been unfortunate and got a double PUNCTURE both front and back both sidewall damage so I'm getting new tyres and tubes been quite lucky as my finance on the bike comes with tyre insurance so it should only cost me the cost of the new tubes but thinking of carrying 2 tubes in future and learning too change them myself
Jesus rides a Harley and the devil wears prada

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒ ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ

redbikejohn
Posts: 2003
Joined: Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:01 pm
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 19 times

Re: Puncture repairs

Post by redbikejohn » Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:43 pm

I've also found the patches come off nowadays, so I carry spare tubes and just change them. If I was on a trip and didn't have access to another tube after changing I'd have a go at pat hing again just as a stop gap. Solo they seem ok but two up and at speed the weight causes more heat and they come off.
Like said above the procedure is the same for bicycle........more or less :D
XT660Z



Check out www.redbikejohn.com for ride & race reports (enduro, H&H etc).

tempesc
Posts: 98
Joined: Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:29 pm
Been thanked: 41 times

Re: Puncture repairs

Post by tempesc » Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:00 am

I find these videos extremely helpful for tyre changing:







Cheers
Andy

User avatar
Teflon Jnr
Posts: 908
Joined: Sun Sep 13, 2015 2:12 pm
Location: Stalybridge
Has thanked: 4 times
Been thanked: 67 times

Re: Puncture repairs

Post by Teflon Jnr » Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:30 am

Cheers for that I'll have a watch
Jesus rides a Harley and the devil wears prada

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒ ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ

bikenav
Posts: 455
Joined: Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:46 pm
Location: Llanelli
Has thanked: 87 times
Been thanked: 55 times

Re: Puncture repairs

Post by bikenav » Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:30 pm

helllo Darren are you talking road/trail side or workshop repair?

User avatar
Teflon Jnr
Posts: 908
Joined: Sun Sep 13, 2015 2:12 pm
Location: Stalybridge
Has thanked: 4 times
Been thanked: 67 times

Re: Puncture repairs

Post by Teflon Jnr » Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:06 pm

Road/trail
Jesus rides a Harley and the devil wears prada

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒ ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ

User avatar
Cone
Posts: 1127
Joined: Sun Jul 10, 2016 6:25 pm
Has thanked: 148 times
Been thanked: 222 times

Re: Puncture repairs

Post by Cone » Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:52 pm

If your patching I recommend the ones with the orange bit round the sides you can also get motorcycle specific patches which are thicker. Use loads of glue!

I tried 2 times to mend this at the ABR in the field and failed miserably because the patches were poor quality
image.jpg
image.jpg (105.83 KiB) Viewed 362 times

Post Reply

Return to โ€œTECHNICALโ€

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 128 guests