Tubeless Tyres.

Submitted: Tuesday, Sep 10, 2002 at 00:00
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Whilst it is easy to detect where there is a puncture on a tube (immersing in water). How easy is it to locate the punctured area of a tubeless tyre? as it is more difficult to immerse in water than a tube due to its bulk and weight. Suggestions please.
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Reply By: Robert- Tuesday, Sep 10, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2002 at 00:00
Ron
try soapy water applied with a paint brush and watch for bubbles which will indicate where the leak is.
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Follow Up By: Cobra - Wednesday, Sep 11, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2002 at 00:00
Ron, dunno about the paintbrush but I always have a sponge, same principle and it works. Albeit sometimes slowly

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Reply By: MikeyS - Wednesday, Sep 11, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2002 at 00:00
Ron, always check for bubbles around the bead of the tyre too. Often you might not even have a puncture - just a leak around the bead. Sometimes gravel and bleep gets wedged there especially if you've dropped your tyre pressures.
Cheers, MikeyS
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Reply By: shane - Saturday, Sep 14, 2002 at 00:00

Saturday, Sep 14, 2002 at 00:00
i use a plstic spray bottle with palmolive detergent in it at about 25 percent. works well and sticks to the tyre to give it time to bubble, i also use this mix on bead when changing tyres.
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