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I would like some advice on what sort of slime/gunk stuff is best for my bike tier please?

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VibeDGranny @ 05/07/2020 17:48  

It depends on what wheels you have if you have tubed tyres then it dont work very often but tubeless most makes will work if the puncture is small. Most motorcycle tyre fitters can supply and add it to your tyres when being fitted but it can be very messy when you get a puncture

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JP @ 05/07/2020 17:52  

It's tubles & I'm trying to save money & quick fix it myself lol

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VibeDGranny @ 05/07/2020 17:57  

It need's a bit of air about every 3 day's if i ride it, iv not been on it for about 9 day's & it's not completely flat but so needs air in tire to ride it lol

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VibeDGranny @ 05/07/2020 18:02  

Tyres and saving money dont end well, Repair slime and most other quick fixes are get you to the garage or home.
As its a tube it a simple fix same as a push bike tube repair patch .

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JP @ 05/07/2020 18:17  

It it tubeless so not like a push bike lol & i know it's ment only as a stop gap, till i can afford to get a new tire

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VibeDGranny @ 05/07/2020 18:49  

As a temporary fix i always carry a tube of good quality super glue , it always seems to work on punctures .

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NorfolkNgood @ 05/07/2020 19:43  

If you have a slow puncher.. I'd duck very quickly... 😂 😂 😂

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TheSlasher @ 05/07/2020 20:25  

Budleum,tish....back in the knife drawer with you,missy

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jinx57 @ 05/07/2020 21:51  

Sort the puncture, do not rely on the temporary fix. The slime..etc is a get you home thing and will fail if you leave it..

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Deleted Member @ 06/07/2020 01:52  

Vibe - I've used something called ultraseal in the past. You put it in the tyre from new and it will seal any small puncture, and it does what it says, but its not cheap and there are downsides.
The £10 tubes of squirty foam are to get you home, they don't last and the tyre cannot be repaired afterwards.
Why not take the bike to your friendly bike or tyre dealer and see if the tyre can be repaired.
Some people tut tut at repaired tyres, others race on them.

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Steve_H @ 06/07/2020 19:44  

Cheaper to get it repaired properly than keep doing temporary bodge repairs.

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Deleted Member @ 06/07/2020 21:57  

Slime like fixes are a bad move. All you do is push the problem down the line and it's a bitch to clean out your rims later.
Couple of things.. have you checked your tyre valve? Seated properly/leaking? Bit of spit on the finger and smear over.. watch for bubbles.
Have you had the wheel off? Big basin of water and rotate it through looking for leaks. I assume you have eyeballed all the way around looking for nails/shards etc and especially on the sidewalls. If you find the leak on the tread surface a standard sticky plug set is as cheap as Slime and not complicated to use plus get several uses out of it. Also the fix is long lasting so get the rest of the wear out of your tyre.
Good to carry on any lengthy trips!

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Deleted Member @ 09/07/2020 11:07  

Thank you all, I managed to get someone out & had it fixed today! So im happy & safe to take doggo for a ride xx

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VibeDGranny @ 10/07/2020 16:38  

BTW Biking mutts are cool! Love the goggles! Get you a tank bag big enough and watch him lean with you! :-)

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Deleted Member @ 11/07/2020 12:58  

I have a dog carrier (like for a baby) that we use when we go pilly, but he loves his box lol

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VibeDGranny @ 11/07/2020 16:43  

With alloy wheels a slight loss of pressure could be corrosion on the rim where the tyre seats, rather than a puncture.

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SteamBiker @ 06/08/2020 10:08  

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