Re: OK so......
Posted by Nigel B on March 16, 2021, 9:01 am, in reply to "Re: OK so......"
so guess best bet would be one of those cans that inflates & seals. |
Doubtful. Those things only appear to function under a very limited set of circumstances - my one attempt with one on a tubed tyre many years ago failed miserably & made the subsequent tube replacement far messier and more difficult.
The "sticky string" kits mentioned appear to be OK for tubeless tyres. I picked up a screw on my way back from a service on the NC750S & used one to fix it. Easy to use & it held air all winter, but the tyre was well worn & I changed it before riding on the repair. My brother used one 90 miles from home on a ZZR600 rear tyre. It held up to get him home (2 up) & was subsequently properly repaired with a vulcanised plug from inside the tyre - use of the repair kit didn't prevent a proper repair later.
In my experience the only reliable repair for a tubed tyre is a replacement tube. Patches can "get you going" but I don't trust them as they can come off.
I have a Co2 bottle kit (Aldi do them occasionally, with refills, for bicyclists) but have yet to use it & a very compact high pressure bicycle pump that worked fine when I had to swap out a tube on the MZ some years ago following a puncture on the A1M. It has two settings - high volume & high pressure. Use the high volume setting until it gets too hard to pump, then swap to high pressure. It took a while, but it got there eventually.
The one item that works on all tyre types ? Your valid AA/RAC/Green Flag etc. card & a charged up mobile phone.