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Old 05-18-2004, 06:39   #1 (permalink)
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Tyre Repair

I have had some awfull luck with tyres lately. I have punctures in two brand new Goodyear F1's. I know one cant be repaired as its too close to the edge, and the other i am not sure yet as it only went down tonight.

What i want to know is, if i repaired them using a patch or even throwing a tube in would they be safe. I wouldnt use them on the street but would like to use them at the drags.

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Re: Tyre Repair

I reckon you could patch the hole and call your tyre place for recommended tube size.

They could also advise you on what to do.

Haven't seen too many corners on a drag strip lately, so the sidewalls wont get too much of a hammering. Regular street use/cornering, would cause the patch to come loose due sidewall flexing - but the tube is your back up plan if that happens.

You gotta hate that - with new tyres too :(
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Re: Tyre Repair

I've had a very small puncture on the edge of a new tyre - we just chucked a tube in and ran it on the rear only.
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Re: Tyre Repair

From what i hear/remember you shouldnt really put tubes in a tubless tire, as the inside is ribbed, so when you inflate the tube it will rub on the ribs and can burst.

But if your only using them on the back, for drags it should be ok, as the tube shouldnt move around too much, or not as much as they would in the front. But we're Aussie's, so she'll be right.

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