We continue with our purpose to help you and, this time, we are going to teach you how to repair a flat motorcycle tire. Have you ever been on the road with your motor group and had the bad luck of bumping into a sharp element and caused you a flat tire? What have you done? Call the crane?
To teach you how to repair the puncture, we must take into account some previous considerations. In the first place, we have focused on the repair of a flat tire for flat tires. That is, they have no inner chamber. On the other hand, tell you that for this, we have used the motorcycle tire repair kit, it includes in the kit everything necessary to repair the puncture. This type of accessories can never be missing on your motorcycle. It is a small piece of advice that we give you and that, we believe, some unfortunate day you will remember on the road. Someday it will get you out of trouble.
We will teach you how to repair a flat tire on your motorcycle’s wheel in the following steps:
- Locate the puncture and enlarge the hole.
- Place the rubber wick in the hole of the tire safely and easily.
- Swell the wheel quickly to start the march and go to the workshop as soon as possible without having to call the insurance.
Fix a motorcycle prick: Step by step
So that our tire is fully repaired and ready to work, we will follow very simple steps, in which in less than 10 minutes we will have the puncture repaired and the motorcycle ready to start it and take it as soon as possible to a specialized workshop already which, as we advise, is a temporary solution.
Locate the puncture and enlarge the hole
The first thing we should do is locate the puncture of the tire, that is, where is the hole in the wheel? Where have we received the impact, and where is the tire losing air? Once the hole is located, with the GIVI kit tool, we will proceed to widen the hole. How?
We are going to put the perforator by twisting it into the hole as if we wanted to open a bottle of wine, and, when it is completely inside, we take it out. We don’t have to put it halfway. You have to be patient and make sure that this step has been done well by inserting and removing the tool several times. This step is important. With this, we widen the hole to put the wick of the kit later. And that is precisely what we are going to do in the next step.
Place the rubber wick in the hole
To place the rubber wicks on the puncture, what we must do is take one of those wicks from the five-sheet package and thread it into the second tool that comes in the GIVI kit. The idea is to do it until the rubber strip is inside the needle and hanging equally on both sides.
Now it is the turn of the sealing glue of the repair kit, so we will put a thread of glue on the part of the rubber that will be inside the wheel. Once set, we face the tip of the tool with the rubber wick in the hole and, and put it inside the tire until only the two ends of the tips are left out. Now, we will slowly remove the tool from the hole, so that only the two ends are out.
Swell the motorcycle wheel
Once the rubber is inserted in the wheel, we will have the sealed hole. We only have to take the cutter of the kit to cut the wick leftover from the wheel, so that it stays smooth with the tread. We only have to swell the wheel!
To do this, we will take the fitting with a valve from the case and place it on the wheel valve. We will take one of the CO2 cylinders with compressed air and place it in the adapter so that when we turn the fitting wheel, it will puncture the cylinder, and the contents in the tire will be emptied automatically. You have to empty the content that the wheel needs, it is not necessary, therefore, that you use all the air only until the tire pressure is as close as possible to the recommended one.
If we use the three bottles on the wheel, it will be enough for us to get to the workshop, which we recommend going immediately to have your tire changed. If the wheel valve is in a hard-to-reach place, don’t worry! The GIVI kit comes with a flexible tube for that problem, so we will have to connect the adapter to the tube.