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When Tiptop first released their kit in about 1981 our bike shop held an open day. My boss used a drill to put holes into an old tyre and customers took turns to fix them. Great fun and to prove that it works he then fitted the tyre to his CB900 and used it up.
We use TipTop ATV/Quad repair kits. Very easy to use without even taking the tyre off the rim. I keep similar kits (different manufacturer) in stock for £15 + postage. PM me if you want one.
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exuse the pun,
but a quick plug for Cliff Batley and his shop "Two Wheel Trekkers" www.twotrekkers.co.uk they had a stand at the recent ripley gathering and donated a tyre repair kit which includes a micro electric pump to the raffle,
see: Xplorermoto: Jesse Luggage Accessories
I was fortunate enough to win this prize and would like to thank him for his genorosity. its a fine piece of equipment, which is reasonably priced which is why I would recomend it
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i dont want to "up" a giant supermaket brand but i was in tescos this weekend and they were doing the £5 compressor again, looked a fairly good bit of kit and a lot smaller than the one ive got
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Not sure if that's necessary, I changed my tubeless tires myself on the road and just used some washing up liquid or wd40 to help the tyre fitting along, sometimes it took a few goes to get the bead to set but it always did.
I tried to refit my tire like that as well, but the bead wouldn't set. There was always air escaping between the rim and the tire. Perhaps I need some more practise.

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Beading a tubeless tyre

One trick I found to be good is to wrap a ratchet strap around the tyre and tighten it up. This reduces the space between the tyre and rim for inflation.

One other point - on a hot day the gas escaping from those CO2 canisters will freeze the head of the release mechanism (metal ones) and waste the CO2 - best to have a reliable 12v compressor.

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