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Old 05-11-2013, 11:54 PM   #16
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Rema makes excellent patches, you can get a small kit at a bicycle shop but they make bigger ones for motorcycles, cars, trucks, etc...

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Old 05-12-2013, 05:16 AM   #17
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I want your old tubes.

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Old 05-12-2013, 05:18 AM   #18
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Has anyone else noticed the price of tubes has went through the roof ? Almost $40 for a HD Bridgestone .WTF
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Old 05-12-2013, 06:05 AM   #19
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Has anyone else noticed the price of tubes has went through the roof ? Almost $40 for a HD Bridgestone .WTF

WTF indeed !!! I've had good look with Michelins at $20. The local dealership I use for my bike needs now charge $30 to mount a tire, that's after I take it off the bike . Needless to say I will be learning to do it myself. These are the ones I use, but I buy them locally.
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...T.ac=SLIsearch
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:17 AM   #20
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What are hot patches?
It's a patch attached to the bottom of a little metal pan. It's clamped to the tube , then you light a fuel that's supplied in the pan already. It heat vulcanizes the patch to the tube. Never , ever had one leak.
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:06 PM   #21
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I re-use tubes unless they show wear or aging. Friction or heat can weaken them. I usually get at least 2 tires out of a tube before I toss it, but I use tires that last 6K miles or more, and lots of baby powder.
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:44 PM   #22
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It's a patch attached to the bottom of a little metal pan. It's clamped to the tube , then you light a fuel that's supplied in the pan already. It heat vulcanizes the patch to the tube. Never , ever had one leak.

Hot patches are awesome! We have the clamp for them in my father's garage. I haven't seen one in over 30 years. Never had much luck with regular patches. Now I just buy new tubes when I get a flat.
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:07 AM   #23
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I I use good Michelin tubes, sometimes only 3-4k. Any thoughts?
What makes you think the tube is no good after that short of time.?.
Spend a couple extra $$ on a Heavy Duty tube then just replace if it flats..
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Old 05-15-2013, 04:21 PM   #24
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Rema makes excellent patches, you can get a small kit at a bicycle shop but they make bigger ones for motorcycles, cars, trucks, etc...

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Old 05-17-2013, 08:13 PM   #25
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I'll put in a new tube while trailside, but patch the other when I get home... I've always had good luck patching.
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:29 PM   #26
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I find myself changing tires often, and always using new tubes. I use good Michelin tubes, sometimes only 3-4k. I ride interstate, back roads, dirt, and gravel. Any thoughts?

I use these tubes http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...T.ac=SLIsearch
I guess I'm with the minority. I change mine on every tire change. For all the money I have invested into riding, I'm not going second guess on something that cost the equivalent to 2 tanks of gas.
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