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Old 26th August 2016, 15:46   #316
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In continuation to my comparison report of Bonnie vs. Versys

Here are couple of my favorite images of each motorcycle in their honor
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Not trying to be negative, but trying to understand how would you manage any tyre punctures (if at all) when you are out on such off-roading adventures?
You asked me this question and it happened

I had gone for a short city spin a couple of days ago after checking air pressure and next day I notice this mammoth nail in the rear tyre

Requested our watchman to go fetch the friendly neighborhood puncture fella who came come and fixed the puncture using the tubeless method

Damages : INR 200

Look at the size of the nail

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P.S: How does one avoid punctures? I mean it happens without any warning anywhere at anytime. I dont believe in using slime in the tyres as they mess with handling

Disappointed that tyre punctured at such an early juncture !!!
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You asked me this question and it happened

I had gone for a short city spin a couple of days ago after checking air pressure and next day I notice this mammoth nail in the rear tyre

Requested our watchman to go fetch the friendly neighborhood puncture fella who came come and fixed the puncture using the tubeless method

Damages : INR 200

Look at the size of the nail

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Solution

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P.S: How does one avoid punctures? I mean it happens without any warning anywhere at anytime. I dont believe in using slime in the tyres as they mess with handling

Disappointed that tyre punctured at such an early juncture !!!
Avi..This is a very crude way of getting a puncture adressed for a tubeless tyre..that too, yours is a huge bike.
There is something called Mushroom Puncture kit..and Loctite makes them available in India through Michelin Tyre stores.Please get this done asap.
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You asked me this question and it happened

I had gone for a short city spin a couple of days ago after checking air pressure and next day I notice this mammoth nail in the rear tyre

Requested our watchman to go fetch the friendly neighborhood puncture fella who came come and fixed the puncture using the tubeless method
P.S: How does one avoid punctures? I mean it happens without any warning anywhere at anytime. I dont believe in using slime in the tyres as they mess with handling

Disappointed that tyre punctured at such an early juncture !!!
Avi, Please do a Mushroom puncture seal ASAP. This seal can damage your tyre.
All these seals are made with natural fibres and in time they abosrb water and deform the structure of the tyre.
Please go to a well renowed tyre dealer, remove the wheel and carefully unplug the present one.
Make sure that they dont make the present one bigger before plugging with new filling.
The new plug must be in white and blue one or black with a plastic cover over it and you can decipher it as SYNTHETIC PLUG which is safe for your tyres.

Sorry for too much Bold and Underline, Because it is as important and I lost my Metzelers in this way
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There is something called Mushroom Puncture kit..and Loctite makes them available in India through Michelin Tyre stores.Please get this done asap.
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Avi, Please do a Mushroom puncture seal ASAP. This seal can damage your tyre.
All these seals are made with natural fibres and in time they abosrb water and deform the structure of the tyre.
Please go to a well renowed tyre dealer, remove the wheel and carefully unplug the present one.
Make sure that they dont make the present one bigger before plugging with new filling.
Thanks Guys! I know it's a crude way of dealing with a puncture but, I was helpless as I needed it fixed when bike was parked at home

Will get the Mushroom puncture seal done ASAP as I have not touched the bike since that puncture is fixed

Any idea how much the kit costs as the fix seems simple and can be done by self

Also, why you should the tyre be removed? It can be done with the wheel as is? isn't it?

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The new plug must be in white and blue one or black with a plastic cover over it and you can decipher it as SYNTHETIC PLUG which is safe for your tyres.
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Also, why you should the tyre be removed? It can be done with the wheel as is? isn't it?
Avi..Wheel has to be removed as the inner surface of the tyre has to be buffed and then the mushroom patch will be inserted so that it sticks to the tyre surface properly and seals the puncture.
It will cost about Rs.300 and Ashoka Wheels can do it.
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Mobike008 which LED's these are, where to procure and how much, also your inputs on their long distance throw.
I am looking for something in the range of 200-250 meters throw.
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Avi..Wheel has to be removed as the inner surface of the tyre has to be buffed and then the mushroom patch will be inserted so that it sticks to the tyre surface properly and seals the puncture.
It will cost about Rs.300 and Ashoka Wheels can do it.
Exact as what Hillram mentioned He is spot on. It's a safer bet while doing high speed runs and results in no further leaks.
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Mobike008 which LED's these are, where to procure and how much, also your inputs on their long distance throw.
I am looking for something in the range of 200-250 meters throw.
All the details are shared some posts before in this thread along with pictures of light throw etc.

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Exact as what Hillram mentioned He is spot on. It's a safer bet while doing high speed runs and results in no further leaks.
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Avi..Wheel has to be removed as the inner surface of the tyre has to be buffed and then the mushroom patch will be inserted so that it sticks to the tyre surface properly and seals the puncture.
It will cost about Rs.300 and Ashoka Wheels can do it.
Thanks Ram! But, this cannot be a quick solution if tyre has to be removed.

I was thinking of buying this kit and carry it along with me when doing long distance riding. If it necessitates wheel removal then it's useful only with professional help and cannot be undertaken by any puncture guy on the highway
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I was thinking of buying this kit and carry it along with me when doing long distance riding. If it necessitates wheel removal then it's useful only with professional help and cannot be undertaken by any puncture guy on the highway
Avi, you can carry a puncture kit and seal a puncture by yourself. Just carry the necessary tools and synthetic plug with you
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I was thinking of buying this kit and carry it along with me when doing long distance riding. If it necessitates wheel removal then it's useful only with professional help and cannot be undertaken by any puncture guy on the highway
Where can we buy this Kit. Any link online so that I can also buy it for my bike.
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Where can we buy this Kit. Any link online so that I can also buy it for my bike.
This is one kit that you can consider buying. One of the Versys owner bought this from Motousher but, he is yet to use it

http://www.amazon.in/Stop-Tyre-Plugg...oom+tire+plugs

Guys, do you recommend I buy this and keep it when doing long distance riding?
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Guys, do you recommend I buy this and keep it when doing long distance riding?
Go for it. Will be helpful in uncertain conditions
Purchase along with this:

http://www.amazon.in/ResQTech-RSQ-AC...words=resqtech
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Pushing the pointy thing in the tire needs a lot of strength than one imagines. In one of the last punctures, I tried to do it on my last motorcycle's tyres in a tyrewalla shop, and just couldn't get in in the tire. I had to take help of that tirewalla.
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One of the best and most comprehensive review of the Versys 650.

And, the icing on the cake is it's a simple read with a nice humorous tinge to it

http://motohive.in/kawasaki-versys-650-review/
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