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Tyre repairs ?

Anyone know of a website that has a step by step instructions as to how to reapir a tubeless tyre. I have all the bits to do it, except the knowledge
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Hey up mate, first off what do you have.

I take it you have a repair kit and probably a couple of tyre levers, etc. What are you using to break your bead, tyre pliers etc or high lift?

First off make sure you have a good practice on a spare with an old tyre, until you get the hang of using your tyre levers and bead breaker as you can easily damage you bead which on a tubless tyre can spell the end of it. Using a bead lube also makes the world of difference and will minimise the chance of bead damage.

Here is a link to the tyrepliers website and will head you in the right direction. I`ve got a set of tyrepliers and they are bloody good, makes easy work on the bead. After a bit of practice its not to bad, and you should be able to knock a tyre over in 1/2 hour or so.

http://www.tyrepliers.com.au/incontents.htm

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Thought that you might be lurking out there :-)
I have got myself a set of tyrepliers already and a tubless tyre repair kit, but I'm not clear as to how to actually repair the tyre. I've got a bag of bits, but no instructions.
Think I'll give Paul at Footloose a call and he can talk me through it.
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Send me an email with your No and I`ll try to give you a ring sometime over the next few days and try to help you out. Have a good look thru the tyre pliers site to start with.

I`ve forgotten, have you got tubes or tubeless I`m guessing you have`nt thrown any tubes in and are probably tubeless. If so it`ll probably pay to throw in a tube or two as spares just incase you can`t seat the beard or somehow damage one.
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You don't have to remove the tyre for a small puncture (such as a nail etc). Mark the area and remove the offending object. Tap the hole with the boring awl. Put the repair "tape" through the eye of the "stitching" awl and then:

Stick it in, twist it, pull it out, run! As Col. Mannering might have said!

I actually bought the tyrepliers' repair kit (bead breaker, two leavers and their puncture repair kit) and it comes with a good little booklet on how to use their tools but they also reproduce all their instructions on their website as previously mentioned.

Glad to see another Cornishman on the board.

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Thanks for that.
I've just about got all the info and tools I need now. Just need to make the time to do a bit of practice !
Enzo, whereabouts in Cornwall are you from?


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You don't have to remove the tyre for a small puncture (such as a nail etc). Mark the area and remove the offending object. Tap the hole with the boring awl. Put the repair "tape" through the eye of the "stitching" awl and then:

Stick it in, twist it, pull it out, run! As Col. Mannering might have said!

I actually bought the tyrepliers' repair kit (bead breaker, two leavers and their puncture repair kit) and it comes with a good little booklet on how to use their tools but they also reproduce all their instructions on their website as previously mentioned.

Glad to see another Cornishman on the board.

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"British Public Schoolboy Adventurer" ???
Snap !
Which one?
Truro School for me 1960-67

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Probably should be a PM but just a few names from the past

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Surely lads,there must be a Denzil in here somewhere
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Yes, your sooo right. Though I remember sordid escapades in Vicky (Victoria) Park & Cathedral Lane too.

As a member of the sixth and a prefect, Malvern was like checking into a hotel for two years - own room, TV, laundry, food and hot & cold running women! Only problem was ocking up to class occasionally - such a ong walk up the hill!

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Woops! That's "rocking" and "long"!
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OK - Ignoring the glory days bit guys, back to the subject

Why use tyre plyers ?

All you need is 2 bits of sturdy angle iron to break the bead - oh and a big hammer (not a problem for anyone with a landrover type toolkit :-> )

Or you could use your highlift, put the tyre on the floor, put the foot of the jack right ito the edge of the rim on the tyre and jack up against your vehicle

Just put one of them next to the edge of the wheel on the tyre with the angle uppermost and tap them inwards with the hammer

then slide the other piece next to it and do it again

Have found this works with 20 inch unimog tyres that have been on rims for years a treat - and on newer tyres its even easier easy

Then all you need is the cheapest washing up liquid you can find and a couple of tyre levers (mattsavage.com sells some really tough ones) to get into the tyre and either repair it or tube it



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Yeh Yeh, thanks for that, you're dead right except .... these are my glory days !!!
It was Dinky toys and Biggles then, now I have the real thing. No more dreaming ... reality now.
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Wasn't happy with Matt Savage's tyre irons - they're too soft - kept bending on me and I had to file the sides off one to get it into the notch of the LC split-ring. As said, bought the Tyreplier kit and am much happier with their tyre irons! (Also very happy with the repair kit, instructions etc.)

Their are other ways, and if you ever had a tube repaired or changed in Africa you cringe when you see some of these #jua kalis# or #shade tree mechanics# do it! So I do it myself and find the tyrepliers a really essential bit of kit that keep me from damaging the sidewalls of my tyres and they save ME from overheating and blowing my top!

Ian - as to glory days - just wait my friends, there is more, much more, to come! I'll see you when you get this side, as there's a cold waiting for you on the bar (as long as you bring me a couple of REAL ogi's that is!).

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Already got the tyre plyers and a flat, just need to make the time to practice. Maybe tomorrow.
As for the ..... I'll bring the oggies and a couple of saffron buns
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