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    Default Re: DIY: Tubeless Tyre Puncture Repair

    Since past one day I had a feeling of low air being in rear tubeless tyre of my TVS Jupiter. Bought my bike in May 2016 and it clocked around 2700 kms and had a first puncture. I am unaware of how punctures are identified in tubeless tyres. While filling air noticed that the loss of air from rear wheel was very much more than the loss from front wheel. On closely inspecting the wheel noticed that it had a small nail which was inserted sideways into the tyre, not directly straight inside the tyre but slightly at an angle, which made me wonder if I remove the nail will the air fully come out and would I have a flat tyre or not.


    Didn't wanted to take a chance hence on the way to office stopped at a puncture repair shop and got the nail removed, when he removed the nail no air came out. When asked him since he wanted to make money he told what if on the way air gets reduced, I didnt wanted to take any chance as i drive long distances and told him to fix the puncture. I found that though the nail is very small to fix the puncture stem he makes a very big hole in the tyre, why don't they have different kind of stems. Also what would have happened if I didn't had removed the nail and left it as it is, in another 2-3 days would the tyre have gone flat?


    In amazon there are lots of puncture kits selling for Rs.150-200 which fix around 5 punctures, but the charge which Puncture shops take for fixing a single puncture is 90 rs (Chennai) which is daylight robbery I guess. And fixing a tubeless tyre puncture is very easy and is done in 5 minutes whereas fixing a tube tyre puncture takes lot of more time and removing the wheel etc etc, still don't know why the mechanics charge so high for fixing a tubeless tyre.


    Also can I myself fix a puncture DIY, I have a foot pump at home and will buy the kit. .
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    Default Rc 390 puncture repair at home


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    Default Pressure pump recommendations required.

    Can someone recommend a good air pump with pressure markers? I found a lot of them online at amazon, but their reviews aren't good.

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    Default Re: Pressure pump recommendations required.

    Quote Originally Posted by Santosh Nair View Post
    Can someone recommend a good air pump with pressure markers? I found a lot of them online at amazon, but their reviews aren't good.
    Hi, I would recommend the ResQTech Micro Tyre inflator. I have 1 myself, and find it very handy.
    I have done over 9000kms with the inflator stored below my seat, this includes a 1300km trip to Badrinath, and 2100kms of the Dakshin Dare offroad rally. It is still in perfect working condition.

    My only complaint is that while it has a built in LED torch, which is handy to attach the pipe to the valve for air filling in the dark, the dial is not visible. Hence, you will need an additional source of light eg. phone torch to see the pressure reading.

    Otherwise, for a buy at Rs. 1000, cannot get better than that.
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    Default Re: Pressure pump recommendations required.

    Quote Originally Posted by vikhattangady View Post
    Hi, I would recommend the ResQTech Micro Tyre inflator. I have 1 myself, and find it very handy.
    I have done over 9000kms with the inflator stored below my seat, this includes a 1300km trip to Badrinath, and 2100kms of the Dakshin Dare offroad rally. It is still in perfect working condition.

    My only complaint is that while it has a built in LED torch, which is handy to attach the pipe to the valve for air filling in the dark, the dial is not visible. Hence, you will need an additional source of light eg. phone torch to see the pressure reading.

    Otherwise, for a buy at Rs. 1000, cannot get better than that.
    Thanks for the recommendation. I checked it out on amazon, certainly like you mentioned it is looking a lot better compared to our tyre inflators in the same range. Also, it is quite small and portable. Looking forward to buy this one.

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