Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Vienna, Austria
Permanent tire repair?
I had a small screw in the rear tire. The workshop refused to repair the puncture, I would have had to leave the bike there, cost € 350,- . So I decided to try myself and used a tire repair spray. The maker warns of speeds higher than 80 km/h and strongly suggests to see the next tire workshop as soon as possible. Haha... so I kept riding the tire, first carefully, but soon "as usual", which means city, curvy hillside roads and highway, up to 150 km/h.
Now the repair has lasted for 1000 kilometers, and there is no change visible in the area of the puncture, see photo.
I feel I can exclude sudden pressure loss, so I am tempted to continue and hope to reach the end of tire life that way.
In the manual Kawasaki mentions external and internal repair methods and only adds, that internal provides better reliability, that's all.
Do some of you have experience with such a situation?
Last edited by klaser53; 05-16-2017 at 04:27 PM.
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