There are certain times when you are about to rush to the office, returning home back from work, or riding towards unknown places with your loved ones, that you find your scooter has got a flat tyre. This kind of situation becomes difficult and worrying, as you would have to search and find a guy who fixes the puncture and help you return back to the road. But knowing how to fix a flat tyre for yourself, will save your money and precious time. The following is a small tip to fix a flat tubeless tyre for yourself.
1. Gather Essentials
The first and foremost thing needed to fix a flat tyre is gathering all the necessary items, the puncture kit, multi-tool, pliers, glue patch, repair string, a compact air pump and a piece of cloth. These things should be kept inside the under seat storage of the scooter at all times.
2. Inspect The Flat Tyre
When you found that the tyre is flat, put the scooter on the centre stand at an even surface. If you get the flat tyre during a long ride, remove any baggies and luggage from the scooter first. Inspect the tyre while on centre stand by rotating the tyres with the hand. Check if there is some nail or some sharp objects got penetrated through the tyre.
3. Remove Any Penetrated Objects
If you have found any nail or sharp object penetrated inside the tyre, then take the pliers and pull out the object very carefully. In case if you find any objects inside the tire, it is very important to ply out that object carefully so there will be no remains or broken pieces left inside. After removing any unwanted particles, clean the area and mark it. THis will make it easy to find the area. Inspect the surface of the tyre once again to confirm that no other objects are penetrated on the tyre.
4. Clean The Punctured Part
It is very important to clean the area where it is needed to be patched up. Use a small brush or small cloth dipped in water to clean the area to be patched and remove any excess rubber particles from the surface using rubber cement and needle tool. After that, twist the hole of the tyre with a rasp to make way for the repair thread.
5. Inserting the Repair Thread
The repair thread is long like a pencil and it should be inserted very carefully inside the hole made with the rasp. The needle threat can be used to insert the repair thread and the use of rubber cement will also provide a smooth flow and tight seal of the thread inside the hole. It may be very difficult to insert the thread as it is bendy, but only the 1/3 of the thread should be visible outside and the rest should be penetrated inside the hole for a good fix.
6. Remove Excess Thread
After the repair thread is inserted inside the tyre. The next step is to cut the excess thread from the tyre. The needle tool can be used to remove the excess thread without pulling the whole thread.
7. Re-inflate and Ride
After removing the excess thread, the tyre is ready to hit the road. Re-inflate the tyre using an air pump and adjust the psi according to the tyre and ride away on your scooter.