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#1 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted April 28, 2017 - 04:57 PM

I have a few of these small tires to patch, but needed something to hold them to buff and install a patch. I made it adjustable for larger tires.

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Posted April 28, 2017 - 05:00 PM

I have a few of these small tires to patch, but needed something to hold them to buff and install a patch. I made it adjustable for larger tires.

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As i like to say, "Looks like its held together using bubble gum and good wishes" BUT, in this case, you pass the welding test. Looks like a pretty nice bead you layed there


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Posted April 28, 2017 - 05:30 PM

I like the contraption. Looks like it will work just fine.


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Posted April 28, 2017 - 06:54 PM

I cheated - bought a cheepy from HF for the top of my tire changer.   Looks like it should work just fine.


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Posted April 28, 2017 - 08:16 PM

Your always thinkin Kenny. Great idea.

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Posted April 28, 2017 - 09:13 PM

Good idea, but I usually end up tubing.
Time and inclination conspire against me
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Posted April 29, 2017 - 06:19 AM

Good idea, but I usually end up tubing.
Time and inclination conspire against me

These tires are for the neighbors Dixie Chopper. Blackberry bushes do a number on them. He has six or seven that need fixed. They are an odd size for tubes, 13x6.50-6. Thinking about stuffing a tube and filling it with slime. They run 28 PSI.


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Posted April 30, 2017 - 01:44 PM

Got the tire patched, spreader did a great job. But I broke the valve stem taking the next tire off. Gotta go find some 1" valve stems.

The next one will be our trial with a tube and Slime as it has 2 holes in the sidewall.


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Posted May 01, 2017 - 09:09 AM

With that tread, they look like miniature crotch rocket rear tires.


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Posted May 01, 2017 - 09:41 AM

Good idea, but I usually end up tubing.
Time and inclination conspire against me

 

You still need to patch the hole otherwise there is a good possibility that the hole will pinch the tube and you will have a leak again.  

 

I have a tire on the dump cart that leaks down pretty fast.  So the other day I put a can of fix-a-flat in it and it seems to be holding.  The funny thing about it is that is the tire that leaks down is a fairly new rim and tire. The other side is still OEM and I bought the cart around '93.  I put a tube in the OEM tire back around 2001 and it still hold air with no problem.

 

Then next time I have a tire change on one of my MC's I'm going to try a product called Roll-on.  There is a lot of talk and good reviews about it on the MC sites.  It balances your tires as you ride and also seals punctures in the tread.  Several people have reported going to change a tire because it is worn and finding a nail or screw in the tire and never knowing it.


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Posted May 01, 2017 - 09:45 AM

Bill, these holes are tiny, caused by Blackberry thorns. I am checking them for anything still in there.



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Posted May 02, 2017 - 08:00 AM

Kenny, in my experience it doesn't take much to pinch that tube.  Some RTV and a heavy piece of paper will do the trick.


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Posted May 02, 2017 - 08:14 AM

Kenny, in my experience it doesn't take much to pinch that tube.  Some RTV and a heavy piece of paper will do the trick.

I'll look it over good when I get it in the spreader. Maybe glue a small piece of an old tube over the area.


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Posted May 02, 2017 - 08:25 AM

You still need to patch the hole otherwise there is a good possibility that the hole will pinch the tube and you will have a leak again.  

 

I have a tire on the dump cart that leaks down pretty fast.  So the other day I put a can of fix-a-flat in it and it seems to be holding.  The funny thing about it is that is the tire that leaks down is a fairly new rim and tire. The other side is still OEM and I bought the cart around '93.  I put a tube in the OEM tire back around 2001 and it still hold air with no problem.

 

Then next time I have a tire change on one of my MC's I'm going to try a product called Roll-on.  There is a lot of talk and good reviews about it on the MC sites.  It balances your tires as you ride and also seals punctures in the tread.  Several people have reported going to change a tire because it is worn and finding a nail or screw in the tire and never knowing it.

I think you are talking about Ride-on. Watched the promo vid and it sounds good but it works in the center of the tire, no sidewall protection and GT's don't go fast enough to benefit from the balancing factor.


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