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Post by Paulmold on Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:31 am

Dutto wrote:

I checked out the link but as far I as I could detect they don't mention rotating tyres.

The link was to show their take on putting the best tyres on the back.
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Post by boxerman on Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:10 am

Dutto wrote:On the quad bike I carry one of these repair kits ....
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.... whereby you ream out a hole and stuff some self-curing "string" into the hole you have made.
I have a similar kit in the van for emergencies. I used it once, but not on this van, worked fine in keeping the tyre inflated until the tyre was replaced.
I also have one on the bike which has funny shaped rubber bands instead of the 'string'. This kit has a couple of CO2 cartridges to inflate the tyre afterwards.

Fingers crossed that I never have to use the second one.

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Post by Dutto on Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:00 pm

Frank,

The joy of keeping it in the quad is that we usually tow the quad on a trailer when we go any distance!

One bit of kit on hand for ten tyres!!  allthumbz  allthumbz  I still hope that I don't ever need to use it but nice to know it works okay!!  tap_fingers  tap_fingers 

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Post by Dutto on Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:25 pm

Paulmold wrote:
Dutto wrote:

I checked out the link but as far I as I could detect they don't mention rotating tyres.

The link was to show their take on putting the best tyres on the back.

Which is a recommendation that has so far failed to convince me for the following reasons:

o  I did a lot of skid-pan practice many years ago so the actions required to correct a skid is automatic; should one occur.

o  On the straight I always drive at a conservative speed.

o  I corner in a manner that doesn't even wake up SWMBO.  (A potentially more frightening event than a tyre blow-out!)

My very limited experience of rapid tyre deflation occurred when the valve on the back offside wheel of the vehicle (a Corsa) decided to part company with the wheel.  The symptoms were mainly sudden noise and sluggish steering rather than a skid so I slowed and turned into the kerb without a problem.

On the other hand, under similar conditions I can well understand a boy-racer heading for a corner at  full chat having serious problems trying to stop and/or get round the corner in one piece!!  But, then again, I can't see that a front-wheel blow-out would make things any better!

I guess the lesson to be learned is to make sure that you have good quality undamaged tyres, properly inflated and within the legal range limit ON ALL FOUR WHEELS!  allthumbz  allthumbz 

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Post by bertb on Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:27 pm

I have some recent experience of front wheel blowout, happily not mine.
I was following a VW panel van along the M40 a week ago and his front O/S went quite dramatically. Although he was in the outside lane he got the van onto the hard shoulder without too much hassle. Luckily everyone else slowed down to give him space but even so from about 65/70mph to zero was quite an achievement, I thought. Whether this adds anything to the discussion I don't know but thats why I am in the process of replacing my front tyres. O/S inside edge no tread, feathered?, N/S 4 mm after only circa 12,000 miles. Not impressed with Uniroyal! Going back to Continentals.
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Post by modelman on Sun Aug 31, 2014 4:16 pm

If only ONE of your front tyres have a 'feathered' 'no-tread to an inside edge, then I would be looking at either tracking or camber problems.

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Post by bertb on Sun Aug 31, 2014 6:38 pm

Yes that's what I intend. I asked at the MOT/service for it to be checked and they said it was OK. Obviously not! Getting a check at National Tyres, they have a half price offer. Bit cheeky having new tyres fitted and then checking…. But National want £112 each for the tyres I want, local tyre place £187 for 2, Double double checking of course!
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