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Re: This puncture sealer looks worth a try
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2020, 11:07:13 PM »
I hear those gunks are a great way to make sure your dealer hates you when you need a tyre change or battery replacement on your TPMS  :745:
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Re: This puncture sealer looks worth a try
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2020, 11:28:14 PM »
Maybe you didn't read it all and watch the video.  :164: :164:

It's not gunk it's a non-corrosive, safe to handle, water based solution, that's why it looks interesting. And in the video it shows just how fast it seals a hole and they say it's not just a temporary repair so your tyre isn't necessarily ruined.
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Re: This puncture sealer looks worth a try
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2020, 01:14:15 AM »
Not saying it wouldn't work, but it fits my definition of 'gunk'.

I did have the experience of 'pleasing' a tyre man when I was on an AGM trip (with my Yamaha Diversion).  Got a flat tyre, put in a can of 'swoosh', pumped it up a bit more, then rode gingerly to the nearest town where I could buy a new tyre.  The inside of the rim was a bit awful to say the least!

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Re: This puncture sealer looks worth a try
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2020, 09:59:36 AM »
I have just put this Bike-Seal in my new tyres. I used similar products successfully for many years but gave up when I got my Gen 2 because I was warned it wasn't compatible with TPMS, but I was told this one is OK & heard positive comments from riders who have TPMS so I'm giving it a try.

Only done 50 miles so far so can't comment yet except to say TPMS is still working fine. Real test will be if I get a puncture (or not) and then in several thousand miles when the tyres are replaced if there's signs of punctures that have been sealed = which was the case previously with similar products.

I know some people claim these sealants upset the wheel balance. I've never felt it. The secret is to balance a new tyre before adding the sealant, so then when centrifugal forces spread the sealant evenly it has no effect.

A top tip is make sure the valve is above 3 or 9 o'clock when you check tyre pressures = the valve might inadvertently get sealed if its at 6 o'clock!!

I have never had any complaints from my tyre fitter = I remind him its in there = but he usually remembers 'coz he put it there! Pre-warned its perfectly easy to change a tyre without a mess. It's only an issue if a fitter isn't expecting it or is particularly clumsy.

These "puncture preventative" sealants are fluid & completely different to the puncture repair aerosols which are sticky & can subsequently make effective tyre repairs / plugging difficult.

Of course they are not literally puncture preventative = deflation preventative would be a more accurate description!
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Re: This puncture sealer looks worth a try
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2020, 03:32:12 PM »
Good to hear, I’ll look forward to hearing your future reports on this.  :028:
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« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2020, 04:05:40 PM »
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Re: This puncture sealer looks worth a try
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2020, 05:09:38 PM »
This looks very similar to the RideOn sealant & balancing agent that I've been using in all of my bike tires for the past 2 decades. I highly recommend it. I'm not sure if RideOn has Kevlar in it or not, but it's an interesting concept. :028:
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