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Well Fathers day & nothing arranged so I was going to take out the TTR for a spin but the WRR was sitting there so a toss up, got a flat last week on the WRR & bought a new tube yesterday but as I was ripping the lawn up didn't have time to work on the bike, checked the tyre & it was still up, shall I take tools & a tube, no only going a quick ride..There you have it 3 mistakes in a row.

Off I went & 30kms from home I think I have a flat so I pull over to check it, yes it's flat & I get the hand pump but it goes down before I've even got the pump back in it's holder.

Set off for home taking it easy, I made it home ok, ripped the rear wheel out & checked the tube, funny we patched it just over a week ago & can't see the patch, check inside the tyre & there it is...reassemble with another tube so she's ready for another day.  I could have jumped on the TTR & gone out but thought better of it.  One of those days I guess.

Video on the way from home, this is just 7kms from my place, nice & green ATM

On the way home with a flat rear, just got to be smooth & didn't even break the bead, must have had some luck after all

Had it stripped in no time

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This was it back together

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The patch

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Work in progress

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-- Edited by TerryK on Sunday 2nd of September 2018 08:41:15 AM

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Ha ha i can relate to that.

Last ride out was an overnighter up near Avoca (Vic) with a group, including my son. We both took our WRF's but threw the TTR on the trailer as well to ride the second day.

Well at the end of the 1st day my son gets a flat about 3 or 4 km from the cars. I just took him back an easier way on the flat back tyre, and he put the bike on the trailer. And there it stayed because back at the cottages the TTR250 was waiting faithfully for the next day. ;)

He said he felt like a pro with a spare bike waiting to go. He still hasn't fixed the flat either.




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We went for a ride a few weeks ago and got a nail in my brother's tyre. Pulled it out, rolled the wheel about a bit to locate the slime, blew it up and it went straight down. Tried to hold it in a position where the slime would sit over the hole whilst inflating . Didn't work. Cursing the bl**dy useless slime, we took the wheel to a tyre place 'cause the guy who carries the levers on our rides wasn't with us. Tyre guy took out the tube. "There's no slime in this tube guys!" Doh! Then I remember the last puncture, I replaced the tube and thought "I'll get some more slime for that and put it in later"...
I guess we all have days like this sometimes!

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Maybe we should put slime in before we ride and we'd never know if we got a flat!!??

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Tubliss.....



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I have found over the years that unless your stuck just put a new HD tube in every tire change and every puncture. Some of the rubber compounds just dont seem to take gluing same thing with cycling one tube will take a patch another wont could be down to the type of rubber in the tube .

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Pete: I use Tubliss on my own bike. If my brother wants it on the bike he rides, he can pay for it himself!
Oh, you're meant to put the slime in before riding? I tell you, my memory's not what it, um...



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I would normaly replace the tube after a flat but the tyre will be replaced shortly & if not doing the garden it would have be replaced anyhow. Plus I was going to take the TTR...**** happens.

What about the Tubliss system, have read plenty of reviews & the advantages are no rim lock, can run at very low pressures & can't rip the valve stem out. What about the tyre choice as standard rims are not designed for tubless tyres ( bead rim )

Cheers Terry

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I really like the Tubliss system.
You can use any tyre. The air is held in the carcass of the tyre by the hard plastic beadlock held in place by a small innertube that sits in the spoke "well" of the rim. In the desert I was running stiff walled Mitas e09s with no air pressure at all in the sand, and about 10psi elsewhere. Because the bead is held in place on the rim, the tyre protects the rim from impact, the bead doesn't creep, and the innertube in the rim well is in no danger of pinching.
Main disadvantage as I see it is the inner tube/bladder needs to be at high pressure (80-110psi) so you need a good compressor, and every time you check the pressure, you lose more pressure than a normal tube 'cause it's capacity is so small. However, the main tyre pressure is varied easily with a normal pump.
There is also a bead lock of sorts, which holds one of the valves in place, and needs balancing out if you're doing lots of road work. (No different to normal really)
Advantages:
Run at any pressure you like in the main carcass of the tyre - high on the road, really low off road for max traction.
Punctures can be fixed by plug without removing the tyre (I slime mine, when I remember, so hopefully I'm puncture proof unless I slash a huge hole with a piece of metal or something) No need for tubes or levers out on the trail (unless you're carrying them for someone else to use!)
Slightly less weight than a h/d tube.

All comes down to a matter of choice really. There's pros and cons in everything. People say mousses are the way forward - well try fixing one when it disintegrates inside the tyre due to heat on a long road section...

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