When I took delivery of my scoot I noticed that the front tyre must have been punctured at some point and repaired, Its been going soft every week or so, rather than have it repaired I've decided to install a puncture preventative additive > www.busters-accessories.co.uk/proddetail.asp?prod=GOOP5
I have just ordered 2 bottles, 1 bottle will do for this scoot and I'll keep 1 for future use. I'll let you know if it fixes the slow puncture.
theres also some stuff thats advertised on one of the buy it now channels on freeview ch 23 or 24 you can also get it in halfords. That stuffs been around for years and has suddenly made a come back. It does work, except if you get a puncture in the sidewall for some reason. Maybe it has something to do with the amount of rubberised liquid that you squirt inside the tube.
anything the mind can concieve and believe it can achieve
It seems that many of these scoots come with tubless tyres, but fitted with tubes, mine being one. These puncture preventatives/cures wont work on tubed tyres. Just fitted a new Yokohama to the rear without tube, wow what a difference, virtually no viberation. I can now carry a can of Holts Tyre Weld for the back tyre at least.
Had a similar problem, only had the scoot a few days (from new) and was losing pressure in the rear tyre (wife suggested I lose weight). Couldn't see any obvious signs of a puncture. Was told it could be that the tyre was not seated quite right. Used some puncture repair squirty stuff (sorry to be so technical) and that cured the problem.
Just done a 'spell-check on this msg. and it highlighted 'tyre' and said it was not in the dictionary.
It is interesting how much the English language has changed. We all started out speaking the same language 200 years ago. But time & location has changed it. Like tyre & tire or color & colour. Another good example: "Pants" has different meanings in the US & UK.
Post by sunburnspain on Sept 28, 2006 13:34:40 GMT
We moved to Spain 6 years ago, and took Spanish lessons. It was only then that I found I had been spelling in Spanish all of my life. Words sound as they are spelt or vice versa. E.g Farmacia and Pharmacia. It's a funny old world
Yep this product was extremely easy to install in the tyres.
The only prob I had was re-inflating the rear tyre, as the front tyre had already been repaired at some point the rim had already been coated with rim seal, so to get the rear tyre inflated I had to sit on my butt behind the scoot attach the compressor and start pumping air into the tyre and at the same time push the tyre in to the wheel (don't push directly at the valve area) with my foot which pushed the tyrewall against the rim preventing the air from escaping from the tyre.
Had a testdrive and all feels ok.
Checked the tyre pressure on the rear with the slow puncture prior to installing the goop and it hadn't lost any air so I presume the air was being lost from the rim and on re-infalting the last time, it must have provided a better seal.
I put some in today, no problems i did not balance wheels first, took it around town and up to just under 50 on the open road all seems fine. I note they say tyre can be repaired after use. This is different from tyre weld (which is available every where), this you use to carry out an emergancr repair on the tyre after a punture, you have to keep your speeds down and i understand once you have used this it is not possible to repair the tyre. I used some thing similar to Goop in my push bike years ago and it worked very well no puntures.