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Ankit Garg
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My bike got punctured again, I dragged it 1KM to find out that the repairing place was closed and had to drag it back home and now I have to drag it again to get it fixed


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ankur rathi
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Ankit Garg wrote:My bike got punctured again,


A friendly suggestion, get your tube replaced (instead of repairing puncture (or whatever the right word is)) if it’s happening again & again. It's really pain & frustrating.
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ankur rathi wrote:A friendly suggestion, get your tube replaced.

Or, get your bike replaced - that would work fine.


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Ankit Garg
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Devaka Cooray wrote:get your bike replaced - that would work fine.

I love my bike, my profile photo is on it

I actually asked the mechanic if I should change the tube and he said it doesn't need a new tube. And the same tire doesn't get punctured every time. Funnily its alternate, front then rear then front then rear and now front again
W. Joe Smith
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Ankit Garg wrote:
Devaka Cooray wrote:get your bike replaced - that would work fine.

I love my bike, my profile photo is on it

I actually asked the mechanic if I should change the tube and he said it doesn't need a new tube. And the same tire doesn't get punctured every time. Funnily its alternate, front then rear then front then rear and now front again


Friendly suggestion...stop running over pokey things.


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Ankit Garg
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W. Joe Smith wrote:Friendly suggestion...stop running over pokey things.

I'll keep that in mind
Vikas Kapoor
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I used to carry just tire of my scooter for repair.
Ankit Garg
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Vikas Kapoor wrote:I used to carry just tire of my scooter for repair.

Yes those scooters with a spare tire on the back, we still have a 20 year old scooter, it doesn't work now though...
Paul Clapham
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For my bicycle wheels I bought tire liners. They are just strips of Kevlar which fit between the tube and the tire. They do reduce the frequency of punctures although they aren't totally resistant to the most egregious pointy things. Maybe such a thing exists for motorcycle tires as well?
Vikas Kapoor
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W. Joe Smith wrote:Friendly suggestion...stop running over pokey things.


... or get dirt bike.
Vikas Kapoor
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Paul Clapham wrote:For my bicycle wheels I bought tire liners. They are just strips of Kevlar which fit between the tube and the tire. They do reduce the frequency of punctures although they aren't totally resistant to the most egregious pointy things. Maybe such a thing exists for motorcycle tires as well?


I do not get the reason behind existence of tire liners. They are made up from the same material as tire/tube. They give X amount of thickness. Then why not to divide the thickness among tire and tube and make them little thicker. I have seen mechanics put liner under the puncture area. I asked him why do not you cover whole tube with liner. He mentioned this is just temporary solution, it is not good for vehicle.
Ankit Garg
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Honda bikes (in India at least) have tuff-up tubes which have some sort of glue in them which handle small punctures. But all of that glue comes out once the tire gets a big puncture. I guess I'll get a new tuff-up tube which will save me from these frequent punctures...
Pat Farrell
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Serious motorcycles have not had tubes in the tires for 20+ year. They are all tubeless.

What you need (in addition to avoiding pokey things) is a trailer. Or better, a buddy with a trailer. A pickup truck works too.

You can ride on a flat rear tire for short distances. Its not fun, but it can be done.

If you have to tools, you can try to remove and replace the tire yourself. But before you try, you need good tire irons, and its a lot harder than it looks. The bead on a bike tire has a bike steel cable to hold the tire on the wheel in case of a flat/blowout. Its not at all like changing a bicycle tire, that you can do with your bare hands.
Frank Silbermann
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Vikas Kapoor wrote:
Paul Clapham wrote:For my bicycle wheels I bought tire liners. They are just strips of Kevlar which fit between the tube and the tire. They do reduce the frequency of punctures although they aren't totally resistant to the most egregious pointy things. Maybe such a thing exists for motorcycle tires as well?


I do not get the reason behind existence of tire liners. They are made up from the same material as tire/tube. They give X amount of thickness. Then why not to divide the thickness among tire and tube and make them little thicker. I have seen mechanics put liner under the puncture area. I asked him why do not you cover whole tube with liner. He mentioned this is just temporary solution, it is not good for vehicle.
Do tires indeed contain a layer of Kevlar? Is this standard?
Vikas Kapoor
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Frank Silbermann wrote:
Vikas Kapoor wrote:
Paul Clapham wrote:For my bicycle wheels I bought tire liners. They are just strips of Kevlar which fit between the tube and the tire. They do reduce the frequency of punctures although they aren't totally resistant to the most egregious pointy things. Maybe such a thing exists for motorcycle tires as well?


I do not get the reason behind existence of tire liners. They are made up from the same material as tire/tube. They give X amount of thickness. Then why not to divide the thickness among tire and tube and make them little thicker. I have seen mechanics put liner under the puncture area. I asked him why do not you cover whole tube with liner. He mentioned this is just temporary solution, it is not good for vehicle.
Do tires indeed contain a layer of Kevlar? Is this standard?

No, it's not standard.
Frank Silbermann
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Vikas Kapoor wrote:
Frank Silbermann wrote:
Vikas Kapoor wrote: I do not get the reason behind existence of tire liners. They are made up from the same material as tire/tube. They give X amount of thickness. Then why not to divide the thickness among tire and tube and make them little thicker. I have seen mechanics put liner under the puncture area. I asked him why do not you cover whole tube with liner. He mentioned this is just temporary solution, it is not good for vehicle.
Do tires indeed contain a layer of Kevlar? Is this standard?

No, it's not standard.
Well, then, tire liners are NOT made up from the same material as tire/tube. Apparently, kevlar is more punction-resistant for any given weight of the material (that's why soft body armor for police is made with kevlar). So the next question is why _aren't_ tires made with a layer of kevlar? Googling, I discovered that some automobile tires _do_ have belts made of kevlar; perhaps the average user's risk of punctures does not justify the added expense.
Paul Clapham
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Vikas Kapoor wrote:
Paul Clapham wrote:For my bicycle wheels I bought tire liners. They are just strips of Kevlar which fit between the tube and the tire. They do reduce the frequency of punctures although they aren't totally resistant to the most egregious pointy things. Maybe such a thing exists for motorcycle tires as well?


I do not get the reason behind existence of tire liners. They are made up from the same material as tire/tube.


No, they aren't. The liners are made of Kevlar, which is the stuff that bullet-proof vests are made out of. It's more resistant to punctures than rubber is.

But even if they were made of rubber, they would still reduce punctures because the pointy thing would have to be long enough to reach through the tire and the liner and the tube. That's why mountain-bike tires are more resistant to punctures than road-bike tires are.
Ankit Garg
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Paul Clapham wrote: The liners are made of Kevlar, which is the stuff that bullet-proof vests are made out of..

So a tire with that lines will never get punctured because it can handle even a bullet

Serious motorcycles have not had tubes in the tires for 20+ year. They are all tubeless.

Well then Bear's bike has tubeless tires then that's for sure...
 
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