Can punctured tyres be repaired ? I ask this because I was advised that z or w rated tyres can not be repaired.
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Got a nail in my back tyre today
Only got the tyre fitted arond three weeks ago, I was wondering myself should I get it repaired or a new tyre
my rear tyre has a nail in it, less than 500 miles done, £150 for a new tyre or can it be filled with Slime or similar.Is it safe on a fast bike?
I dont know what tyres you have but if you have Avons, the fitter will replace your tyres within the first 800 miles or couple of mm of wear if you get a puncture.. Or at least that is what I was told by FWR.
They can be repaired using a mushroom bung from the inside which costs between £30-£40 and counts as a permanent repair for insurance and riding purposes.
My only other advice is to try not to remove the nail/screw etc unless you are repairing it yourself as it helps the person who will be repairing it to see what angle the nail/screw has gone into the tyre.
had a puncture
on a rear tyre, nail was clearly visible so i drove to garage with nail still in as pulling it out can cause the tyre to deflate. Leave the nail in and i find tyres sometimes seal themselves around the nail for a short period. Had the tyre repaired and rode my bike until the tyre needed replacing no problems, probably near 5000 miles on it after repair. Only cost me £30 better than new tyre.
My tyres are Michelin Pilot road. I can't see them replacing tyre free even though they have less than 500 miles run. If I change rear to Pilot road2 will I need to change the front as well?
The reason Z rated tyres (Over 150mph rated) are not supposed be repaired, is because the glue used is not Z rated.
However, you CAN repair them. How often do you exceed 150mph??? I've repaired tyres for years with no problems. This includes drag racing, and visits to the IOM.
Hmm, I was told emphatically by local motorcycle tyre dealer that they would never repair a puncture in a motorcycle tyre, after I got a puncture with only a few hundred miles on the clock. Me thinks some tyre places are trotting out this as an excuse to sell more tyres and not based on reality... but dunno where you go to find someone who can and will repair....
I had a rear wheel flat overnight,put some air in it and found a little hole size of a panel pinWent to the local m/c repair shop for some tyre sealant, only to find he did not stock itHe said bring the wheel in which i did , he said if thats the punture it would cost £10 for tyre off ,mushroom and vulcanised and rebalanced They did it (zzr bridgestone) and no problems not even a mark on the rim. I think it`s the michelin nobody repairs!
Have been advised at my local dealers about "Puncture Safe" which they say is good for 150mph on repairs. It is a type of puncture prevention that seals any leaks when they occur. They also say that the Royal Mail and other large companies use it on their fleets. Not too sure of the claims, especially the 150mph!
I POSTED THIS A FEW DAYS AGO
So i thought i would copy it,saves on the typing.I do believe the Royal Mail and some other organisation's with are four wheel friend do use it.
_I am not a big fan of ultra seal and other gimmicky products similar they are fine to get you home or to a repair centre and that should be all.I know there are people who defend this product with a passion.But i can not except a product that the tyre companies and the industry does not recognise as a safe and serviceable product on or in motorcycle tyres.It may well be a good thing if you are touring in Africa or the likes and have no means of a repair so is the best option in a touring or long distance enduro situation.I don't think the insurance companies would be to happy and validate such a product if it was found a death was caused because the tyre on said bike was found to have twenty plus punctures unbeknown to the rider because it just kept sealing its self and the guy had been told that the tyres have been tested to 156 mph with punctures so would be safe.The law at the moment stands no more than three repairs,so if you have an accident and it is found that you have more than three punctures maybe the insurance will deem this your fault as you fitted the product so the accident is a 100% your fault.I also think, only the fact that this product is not yet that widely used it is not showing up as a problem ''yet''. _
But i aint got a problem with a good mushroom repair-just got to be done properly__
I had a nail in my back tyre few months back now, was a fairly new tyre too.. left it in for a while till the head wore off " />.. then took to a tyre place.. and as luck would have it they did bike tyre repairs.. they fitted whats known as a mushroom plug, first the removed the tyre and drilled the hole bigger to about 5 mm then pulled through a plug shaped like a mushroom from the inside.. then cut off the waste on the out side.. wears the same as the tyre.. ive taken my bike up to 130mph.. (shh) and its held fine.. you can only just see where it was now.. cost me £15.00.. sorted.. was so pleased as cost of a new rear tyre aint cheap..
Most places won't fix it. Thankfully for me, my brother owns a car garage, and can fix punctures
there is a lot of pub talk about this by fitters. The less they know, the more they speculate!
Bike tyres can be repaired depending on the size and location of the puncture. As simple as that
Emergency repairs like the manual plug in or the foam out of a can are only emergency & all manufacturer state the tyre has to be repaired properly asap i.e. tyre taken off, rim inspected and a mushroom plug inserted from the inside.
I have been using Slime in my mountain bike and is a godsend for the type of off road riding I do but I have not gone faster than 40mph. I still check the tyres after every other ride to pull out possible thorns & make sure there is no damage.
Putting this kind of products in a high speed motorcycle tyre? I don't think so.
Many car or bike tyre places will do proper repairs using a patch. I've had loads done over the years. You get most in the rear 'cos the front pops the nail etc up to skewer the rear, a rear repair will pass the MOT, a front won't.A brilliant bloke for doing mobile repairs and new tyres in the London area is Jim of 'Cavalry' 07974 260311.
North East Tyre Repairers ??
Anyone know of a place that will do the mushromm repair in the Sunderland\Durham \Newcasle area ? New tyre 2 weeks ago skewered yesterday and lto make it worse look at the bleeding sunshine for a Bank Holiday !
THE law says repairs have to be good and safe. So if a
manufacturer is willing to issue guidelines for repairing their tyres, then as
long as those guidelines are followed the repair would be effectively legal.
Michelin, Metzeler and Pirelli have issued their own guidelines which permit
repairs to their V and Z-rated tyres. However Bridgestone, Avon and
Dunlop's repair guidelines are that you repair their tyres to the current
British Standards. British Standards were changed in December 1997 to preclude
repairs to V and Z-rated motor cycle tyres. So it might well be worth bearing
that fact in mind when you come to replace your tyres......
Here's Dunlop's take on it in more detail:
Thanks for the info guys - mines a Bridgestone 160/60ZR17 - I guess that makes it a Z rating & beyond 'legal' repair. Bang goes another £110 !!
You can buy mushroom repair kits for a permanent DIY repair to your
tyres for about £20-30. Just follow the instructions and it's a simple
process. Well worth the money even if you only use once. The kit I used
contained an insertion gun and probe and about 20 mushrooms. I used one on an Avon Azaro ZR18
for several thousand miles with no problems.
puncture preventative gunge
I first started using puncture preventative gunge back in the early 70's I think (whenever OKO first started becoming available anyway), after I had a pretty nasty front tyre blowout at high speed. Managed to keep the bike upright and not hit anything, but that's not saying a lot.
Never had a problem with it, early on with tubed tyres, later and currently with tubeless radials. Not using OKO at the moment (dunno what it is, same sort of gunge, but OKO isn't available round here), but I wouldn't even begin to think of not using an equivalent.
One front tyre, when replaced, was found to have 17 punctures in it, and I'd never noticed more than about 1psi to top up when checking pressures.
Safest stuff you can shove on a bike, apart from the rider. I'm out on the bike all year round in all sorts of weathers, often miles from anywhere, and the stuff is invaluable.
Government should be subsidising the stuff and not pissing around wasting people's money with ridiculously stupid EU imposed driving tests imho. It'd make more sense to me anyway.