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Just had my first ever motorcycle puncture in 40 years of riding. I have been out for a 120 mile spin around the Yorkshire dales, including Kirkby Stephen, Sedbergh, buttertubs pass and Hawes. 5 miles from home I became aware that the steering did not feel right, it gradually got worse so had to stop after a couple of miles. On inspection a nail in the back tyre. I decided it was too dangerous to try and get home so I rang the AA. Van arrived after about 20 mins and on inspection was told he couldn't repair it as it has a tube, and would be a couple of hours before a transporter was available.
As I had ridden on it a couple of miles he suggested blowing it up and if it kept air reasonably well he would follow me to a local tyre place that specialises in bike tyres. If it needed re-inflating on the way I was to pull in and he would blow it up again. Made it all the way without re-inflating.
I was going to call in the garage anyway on the way home as my rear was toast and needed replacing. I have decided to go for Angel GTs which will be here tomorrow. Can't afford new tyres yearly hopefully they will last
longer.
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Can't believe you or the AA chap don't know about Finilec tyre puncture liquid you could have driven to most petrol stations and bought a tin off the shelf put it into the deflated tyre it inflates and seals the puncture at the same same time.
I used to use it on my mopeds in the 70's and still do if needed.
 

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I think you'd have to be lucky because generally a nail or screw will tear the tube by the time you've stopped. Plus the bike shop will swear at you because of the muck they have to clean out of the tyre.
 

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I think you'd have to be lucky because generally a nail or screw will tear the tube by the time you've stopped. Plus the bike shop will swear at you because of the muck they have to clean out of the tyre.
That is exactly the same for a tubeless tyre for which you've used such a puncture liquid. I did it and had to face the mechanic swearing during the tyre repair.

The main concern with these puncture liquids is that they don't work when the ambiant temperature is low. The vulcanization effect doesn't work when you inject it and you just look at the liquid going out of the tube and tyre with the air, letting you with a still deflated tyre.

So, I would prefer a preventive product, injected when the tyre is mounted. When you have a puncture, the product is at the same temperature than the tyre (and tube) and its effect is much better.
 

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I think you'd have to be lucky because generally a nail or screw will tear the tube by the time you've stopped. Plus the bike shop will swear at you because of the muck they have to clean out of the tyre.
why would the tyre tear if it had an inner tube the valve stops the tyre turning we use this stuff all the time on scramblers and enduro bikes if you have an inner tube you just replace the tube if you have tubeless so what you just want to get home let the bike shop have that problem!
 

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Remembered I actually have a something similar in the garage somewhere. Originally bought for if I had a puncture on my trailer. Will have a look later. Think its a yellow aerosol, so probably different make. Don't have a trailer anymore.
 
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