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  1. Africa Twin
    My last bike (600 Alp) and my new AT both have tubed tyres, and it was always in the back of my mind "What happens if I get a puncture?" I've literally no idea how to change the inner tubes, even though I must have watched a dozen You Tube Videos on 'how-to'. Plus, I really dont fancy the...
  2. For Sale / Wanted
    Slowly having a clearout New 17'' Michelin Airstop fits 110/70/80/90, 120/70/80 £8 Michelin Airstop new/little used fits 120/90 130/80 140/70 - 17 £8 Used & patched twice B'stone fits 110/120/130 -17 free Used and patched twice Michelin looks little used 110/120 - 17 free New vee rubber...
  3. Transalp
    Any of you using OKO, slimy stuff that you put into your inner tube to plug up the punctures? I was just wandering about the amount you put in. I use it on my 125cc, I think it's 200ml per tyre...
  4. For Sale / Wanted
    Removed from my Honda NX4 as I wanted a more aggressive tyre combo. Good nick, no cracking or any punctures, BUT these are 10 years old! The bike was stored under cover for the 10 years, so no visible damage from sunlight and they did not appear to have got stiff. Only done around 1K miles, if...
  5. Chatter
    I've been driving my Hilux through a foot deep flooded stretch of road on my trip to and from work. A few days ago I saw another 4x4 with both the front and rear offside tyres flat. A bit further up the road was a woman getting out a spare tyre. She obviously had a flat too. Last night...
  6. Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    Is it necessary? I need both tyres replacing at the moment and am using the Transalp purely on the road as an all-year-round commuter. The dealer, although they deal with bikes, they are not their forte, suggested both tubes may want replacing. If the tubes do not have punctures and are no...
  7. Chatter
    Picked up a hitchhiker on Thursday!! Anyhoo, took the wheel in to my local small independant; couldn't be faffed with the irons. Asked him to fit a new tube if he thought so and he said they generally fit new tubes anyway, as they've had some problems with patches bonding recently. Now, last...
  8. Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    Now you can't believe everything you find on the net, but..... This idea has been known in the trade for a while. Think they'd feel a bit peculiar an a bike. See Through, Airless Tires By Michelin; No More Flat Tires | Strange And Cool Waiting for the first phone call asking if we stock...
  9. Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    A few of you may know that I have had a bit of a bad run with punctures lately....... Here we are somewhere down the M5 on our way to the National (this year). There was nothing in the tyre but the carcas had an inch long split in it - tube repaired & tyre carcas patched. Friday at the...
  10. Riding
    I was just wondering what you guys all do regarding punctures whilst out off-roading. I rode Old Shaftesbury Drove last weekend and it occurred to me that if I got a flat way out there in the middle of nowhere I'd be pretty stuffed!! Not such a dilemma on the road (apart from maybe causing a...
  11. Chatter
    have had a nightmare week since friday. went to work at 0600 on fri morn and got home at 0220 sat morn. left to go back to work at midday sat and get home at 0300 sunday after having windscreen put through by pissed up arse in Lewisham. leave again at 0800 sunday and get home 2100! absolutely...
  12. Africa Twin
  13. Africa Twin
    Got a puncture last night (Saturday), just after 6pm, a little way off the A23 near Chipstead, but in the countryside with all grass verges and no street lighting. I called the AA - of which I have been a member for 18 years. The first thing they offered was a van there in two hours. Yes that's...
  14. Chatter
    After the excellent demonstration performed by Pete Kay on FewTrees rear tyre in a Glasgow suburb on the Haggis trip, I have been looking at tyre leavers and methods of breaking the bead on the rear tyre. I could not believe it when The "G" clamp Pete Kay used was actually bent. I did some...
  15. Africa Twin
    I dont intend having any, but not being skilled with a set of tyre leavers might be a problem. Im booked on the SKYe trip, and I was planning on taking advantage of Mr AA or Mr DAS in the event of a puncture. Does anyone use the self sealing compounds you stick in your tube and forget ? does it...
  16. Chatter
    Hi all Still a newbie and puncture virgin. But what to do when it happens? What do you do? Questions: Is Goop a good idea :? What kit should I carry on the bike :? Do Deathwings have tubes? :? Should I join the AA? :wink: All advice gratefully accepted :D Cheers Chucky
  17. Africa Twin
    Got on the Bike this morning to go to work, rode to the end of the road, rear end feeling like a jelly. Turns out I have a nail in my rear tyre again !. :roll: So, might change the rear tyre at the same time. The origional Tyre has about 2 mm of tread in the middle. I will probably go to...
  18. Chatter
    Out of interest does the front or the rear puncture the most. In my case its always been the rear.
  19. Chatter
    Changing tubes isnt that hard, although a ball ache! Had to do a front recently when the valve became seperated from the tube! Must have been a manufacturing fault. To top that, I then got a puncture in the front again, so as no spare tube, I had to use my tin of Holts Tyre Weld. Even with a...
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