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Tire sealant and TPMS

Discussion in 'Hard. Core. (1090/1190/1290)' started by DakarBlues, May 22, 2020.

  1. DakarBlues

    DakarBlues One-everythinged man

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    I have a small hole on a 3000 miles Scorpion 2 (KTM 1290 SAS), I plugged it, but it is still losing air. Is it suitable to use tire sealant?
    Will the TPMS work with sealant?
    Which sealant is best?
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  2. Lewilewi

    Lewilewi Ride it like you stole it......

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    I have extensive tyre plugging experience, 4 to 5 plugged tyres a month.

    I've never needed sealant ever

    Pictures are illustration purpose, I use slime 7mm plugs, and any 3.5mm plugs

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    carry 2 sizes of plug.. most people carry the chunkier 7mm plug, but also carry the 3.5mm string, keep putting small plugs in the hole around the big plug twist the plug tool as you slowly pull the tool out, 1plug is not usually enough,

    Carry a sharp decorators snap off blade stanly knife, cut the plug a little over flush to the tyre, as you pull the tool out

    My record is about 14 strings in one hole on a lorry tyre, it held for the rest of the life of the tyre, ( I used to deliver to a metal recycling depot, lots of punctures )
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  3. tmark1301cc

    tmark1301cc Long timer Supporter

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    I think I'd quit riding if I had to plug tires 5x per month...
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  4. Lewilewi

    Lewilewi Ride it like you stole it......

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    Truck tyres buddy, I've a haulage business..

    I've only ever plugged a few car and bike tyres, but the principle is the same
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  5. tmark1301cc

    tmark1301cc Long timer Supporter

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    O.K. I think I'd quit driving a truck then....or go find the persons responsible for making me plug tires 5x per month and make them knock that shit off.
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  6. Lewilewi

    Lewilewi Ride it like you stole it......

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    its frustrating, I no longer deliver to metal recycling depot if I can help it, theres shards of metal all over the floor, like driving through a mine field...
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  7. Marki_GSA

    Marki_GSA Long timer

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    To the op, there is a good chance sealant will kill the sensor especially if introduced through it. I believe you can buy sealant that is supposed to not cause damage but never used it.
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  8. Nerb

    Nerb Been here awhile

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    I run slime through the sensor. No problem.
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  9. brianbrannon

    brianbrannon They'll ride up with wear

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    Spray the plug with soapy water to make sure that's your only leak.
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