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MrGrumpy wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:01 am
smeghead wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:36 am
I've not ridden the scooter since the puncture due to other stuff occurring. Today I checked the tyre and it's as flat as a fart. Not happy! ☹️
Yeah, well the stuff isn't perfect. Maybe you should have ridden it more when you found the foreign body? The snag now might be that you could be up shite creek. If you can't persuade the gunge to reseal, which could be tricky, then there's no alternative to taking the wheel off and getting the puncture fixed (internal plug) or the gunge removed. You won't be able to do a temp puncture fix (external plug) with the gunge in.
Yup, I’ve pumped it up and will check tomorrow, if it’s ok I’ll pop out for a gentle tool around the village. Failing that I’ll have to take the wheel off. It’s a piss about without a bike stand. I remember the self same thing happening to the first GTS I had and the job is a right faff. I do have a spare gasket though.

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Well, if you've managed to pump it up at all, that's a good sign, though of course it will almost certainly deflate again with time, so I presume you will need a permanent fix, sooner or later.

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Yes, if you didn't ride it after the puncture the sealant and fibres won't have worked itself fully into the hole. That's mostly the reason why you had black gunge coming out of the hole after you removed the screw instead of blue gunge I suspect. It didn't occur to me you maybe hadn't ridden it. All you need do is reinflate and spin the wheel quickly and it should seal again, but try and ride it straight away, that's very very important to do that. I'd over inflate your tyre too to make sure you have plenty of puff in there. It will seal and you won't have any more problems I'll warrant. It won't leak again if you do those things. If you do want to have a professional repair (that's inferior) you can do that as the puncturesafe just washes out of the tyre. Don't put any temporary repair stuff in there, it isn't necessary and it's inferior. It also ruins your tyre so you can't have a repair made.

Good luck. Let us know how it goes.

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I decided a new tyre was the right way to go. I didn’t know I should have ridden the scooter! I have more Puncturesafe and I’ll pop it in some day soon. £60 fitted. I took the wheel off though.

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Yeah, riding is important. That way the tyre is put under load and gets the hole teased open a little to allow more fibres into it. Never mind. Glad you got it sorted.

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Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:24 am
Yeah, riding is important. That way the tyre is put under load and gets the hole teased open a little to allow more fibres into it. Never mind. Glad you got it sorted.
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It’s all shiny lol. And now has more Puncturesafe in. The scoot is riding beautifully, I’ve done 1700 miles now and I’ve noticed an improvement in the way it goes from around 1300. Still doing 90mpg plus. It’s smoother than a Spanish waiter on the pull.

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Did the tyre place manage to balance the new tyre ?
Lots of places say they can’t balance them or they don’t fit on there machine .

This includes a very large local main Piaggio dealer near me :roll:

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Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:31 pm
Did the tyre place manage to balance the new tyre ?
Lots of places say they can’t balance them or they don’t fit on there machine .

This includes a very large local main Piaggio dealer near me :roll:
No, tbh I wasn’t impressed. I’m certain they should be balanced. Having said all that I’ve ridden it and there’s no vibration or wobble at all. I really didn’t like the bloke in the bike shop, he was a know all tosser, I won’t be going back there.

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DTO wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:31 pm
Did the tyre place manage to balance the new tyre ?
Lots of places say they can’t balance them or they don’t fit on there machine .

This includes a very large local main Piaggio dealer near me :roll:
No, tbh I wasn’t impressed. I’m certain they should be balanced. Having said all that I’ve ridden it and there’s no vibration or wobble at all. I really didn’t like the bloke in the bike shop, he was a know all tosser, I won’t be going back there. He said he never balances scooters, also that he can only feel unbalanced bike wheels when it’s doing at least a ton.

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