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fixing a flat

Postby hap2 » Sun May 01, 2016 10:08 pm



If I needed to fix a flat on the highway (God forbid), I wonder if I can just use an electric drill to make the hole I need to put the plug in, & then reaming it with a reamer tool. Seems to me id b alot faster as I plugged a pin hole leak & it took close to 45 min by hand getting thru the rubber & then the steel belt. Just a hypothetical question. The tire has probly 85% of tread left btw.



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Re: fixing a flat

Postby tfdeputydawg » Mon May 02, 2016 7:52 am

Or you could use this http://www.ride-on.com/motorcycle-formula-mot.html and not have to worry about small punctures!

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Re: fixing a flat

Postby dingdong » Mon May 02, 2016 8:10 am

No reason that wouldn't work even better. When tying to force the reamer into a small puncture you can easily **** up the rubber and the belts.

Curious: The software censured the word boog*r. As in screw up. :)
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Re: fixing a flat

Postby hap2 » Mon May 02, 2016 9:39 am

Ok thanx. So much for going shopping for a drill then. I'll go shopping instead for that tire sealant. Do u figger the stuff from Ride-On is the best brand?

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Re: fixing a flat

Postby bntyhntr6975 » Mon May 02, 2016 10:57 am

Yes, be sure to use Ride-On, NOT Slime. They may (supposedly) do similar, but they are not the same.
I cannot attest to its sealing properties (and hope to never find out) but I can say it does its job at balancing very well.
Slime does 'ok' for a bicycle tube, or lawn mower tire, but thats as far as I'll use it.

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Re: fixing a flat

Postby hap2 » Mon May 02, 2016 11:01 am

Great! Thank you very much. (Man, I sure find this "room" to reply so quickly & be so helpful)

I appreciate it.

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Re: fixing a flat

Postby brettchallenger » Mon May 02, 2016 2:57 pm

I
Curious: The software censured the word boog*r. As in screw up.



I wonder if the software speaks French? - "Salaud"
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Re: fixing a flat

Postby brettchallenger » Mon May 02, 2016 2:58 pm

Curious: The software censured the word boog*r. As in screw up.




Clearly not!


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