Picture this: you are on your bike, riding to a really crucial meeting, and your rear tyre decides to get punctured. Wouldn't that be very annoying?
Fortunately, with tubeless tyres being fitted on almost all two-wheelers sold today, punctures are a lot easier to handle than before. So instead of cursing your luck, you can fix the puncture all by yourself in a matter of minutes and ride on.
It is very easy to fix a tubeless tyre puncture, if the rider is equipped with the necessary tools. Here is a list of tools that are necessary:
3) A Blade
Once you are equipped with the right tools, carefully read the following steps:
Find the cause of the puncture. In most cases, it will be a foreign object that you might have unwittingly run over, something like a nail, or a shard of glass but occasionally, something sharp could have bored a hole.
Once you've found the location of the puncture, if the cause is a foreign object, remove it carefully using the pliers.
Using the reamer, smoothen the point of puncture, till you are able to pull out the reamer without any obstruction.
Now, insert a rubber strip lengthways into the hole at the pointed end of the plugger tool, till the middle, leaving two equal halves of the strip on either side.
Insert the plugger tool into the point of puncture, till about 10 - 15 mm of the rubber strip is left.
Make sure the rubber strip fits tightly into the hole. Once you've made sure the hole is plugged tightly, twist the plugger tool 180 degrees and pull it out.
Cut the excess rubber strip using the blade. Make sure you leave a slight excess of the strip. Voila! You've fixed a tubeless tyre puncture all by yourself!
For a better understanding, watch the video below:
Video Courtesy: PulsarManiacs @ YouTube.com