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    Quote Originally Posted by EJK View Post
    Any possible way to mend punctured tubed tyre on side of the road?
    carry a spear on the long hauls...
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    Hey guy can you tell me what pressure the co2s put in the tire[/QUOTE]

    x2 45grm Co2 cartridges should give you around 25 - 30psi just watch it though when you are using these if you only have x2 cartridges, firstly only put in a little gas then re-check tyre for any more leaks before fully gassing up tyre. Nothing worse than blowing all the gas in to find another leak & no gas I did however manage to ride @ 100km on @ 24psi before I found a service station
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    Quote Originally Posted by banditrider View Post
    Used Meanie's compressor plugged into my Connie on the Southern cross to pump up Koroj's tyres a whisker - quick and easy...
    Details?


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    Not sure what brand it was or anything but checking out Supercheap there are heaps of options. Reading a few posts on concours.org some guys even dismantle the compressors (read: get rid of the junky plastic cases etc) so that they take up less room on the bike.

    PM Meanie if you want to find out exactly what he's got.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squiggles View Post
    Details?
    One option and popular worldwide.

    http://www.gadgetjq.com/slime_pump.htm


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    Quote Originally Posted by dangerous View Post
    Nothings good enough for you
    Ummm shit yeah the one pictured is great easy and nice tooling, takes a wee bit of room up but I stow extra tools in it, Rashika carries that one.
    The other is the cheaper Metzler kit which I carry, smaller compact comes on a piece of card with a plastic cover, Iv always considered it quality as Metzler make some of the best tyres avaible, either or really and no doubt there are other brands out there.
    I've found the Metzler kit a prick to use - mainly due to the plugs.
    I'd recommend any kit that uses the sticky brown "dog turd" type plugs and has an insertion tool with a good T-bar type handle.

    For tubed tyres you can either add Slime or similar from new,in which case the tyre will self seal any reasonable puncture.Or you can carry Slime and a pump and add it when you get the puncture.

    You can use Slime on tubeless tyres too,although the tyre fitters whine when they demount the tyre and the slime gushes all over the changing machine.
    I used to cut a hole in the tyre to flush it out before taking it in to have a new tyre fitted.
    I couldn't stand the constant whingining.

    I've got my own tyre changer now,so fuggem

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    Quote Originally Posted by dangerous View Post
    carry a spear on the long hauls...
    Spears are only necessary in Africa

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pixie View Post
    Spears are only necessary in Africa
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    Quote Originally Posted by TLDV8 View Post
    One option and popular worldwide.

    http://www.gadgetjq.com/slime_pump.htm
    Found a review here: http://www.webbikeworld.com/r3/motor...irman-sparrow/

    Nice and small but it looks like you're there all day waiting to pump the tyre up.

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    The Metzeler kits are the ducks guts alright, but wouldn't have helped the poor bugger who had two flats poutside my abode on Sunday arvo. The holes were just too big for plugs to fix. Must have run over a sharp stone in the roadworks a few K's Tauranga side of the abode What?

    Good thing he didn't have to be home in New Plymouth that night...
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    Compressors from the Warehouse cost about ten bucks, throw all the plastic crap away and they take up bugger all room.
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    We got caught on the Napier Taupo road with a flat. We used the repair kit shown and it worked a treat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pixie View Post
    Spears are only necessary in Africa
    You might find that it was a spear that caused the puncture in the first place.

    Were you riding in West Auckland?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EJK View Post
    Any possible way to mend punctured tubed tyre on side of the road?
    Two ways actually.
    1, Try a can of pando or slime
    2, Old school patch job, or new tube if you carry one

    Option 2 requires 2 decent tyre levers and a bit of swearing. Plus without a centre stand your pretty much f*cked unless you can prop the bike up on rocks or bits of wood or something to get the wheel off.
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    I have a kit and have used it twice, life savers.

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