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Postby shootnmiss09 » Thu Mar 13, 2008 4:18 pm

I have either a small hole, or a fasr leak in my tubeless atv tire. I have not looked at it to close yet, but i know it needs to be fixed. How do i fix a tubeless tire? Does the "slime" stuff work?
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Postby blazer68 » Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:07 pm

Take the tire and the rim down to your nearest tire shop. have them put a plug in it, if not they can put a tube in it. it's a pain in the *** to mess with ATV Tires.
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Postby shootnmiss09 » Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:09 pm

is buyign a plug kit and doing it myslef easy?
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Postby greenster » Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:54 pm

yes shoot theres nothing easier.. fill it up with air. Get the little "ruffer up deal" and probe the hole.... In and out real fast... Then pull it out...put the plug in the tube 1/2 in... And pull it out real fast..

It should be natural...
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Postby blazer68 » Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:57 pm

greenster wrote:yes shoot theres nothing easier.. fill it up with air. Get the little "ruffer up deal" and .put the plug in the tube 1/2 in... And pull it out real fast..

It should be natural...


probe the hole.... In and out real fast... Then pull it out.. :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh:
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Postby Broozer5 » Thu Mar 13, 2008 6:04 pm

blazer68 wrote:
greenster wrote:yes shoot theres nothing easier.. fill it up with air. Get the little "ruffer up deal" and .put the plug in the tube 1/2 in... And pull it out real fast..

It should be natural...


probe the hole.... In and out real fast... Then pull it out.. :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh:

Ha ha! Thats pretty funny.
But yes, the plugs do work very well if they are in good (not hard to do).
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Postby specwaker » Thu Mar 13, 2008 7:01 pm

Greenster is right, plug it an then slime it afterwards. Remember you have to remove the valve core before sliming. It takes 16oz of slime per wheel. Now about that natural feel.....
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Postby Dolsmi » Thu Mar 13, 2008 7:20 pm

Buy that foam you spray in the tire. It's the only way to go.
I had 3 of my tires do that on my ATV a couple years ago and since I sprayed the foam in them not a one has leaked.
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Postby shootnmiss09 » Thu Mar 13, 2008 7:44 pm

now i know what to do, i will fix it this wknd and let you know. any idea how much a plug kit costs?
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Postby specwaker » Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:43 pm

Got a Wal Mart near by? Auto section, maybe 7 bucks. :eek:
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Postby Greenhead Grappler » Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:14 pm

if the hole is small enough you dont even need to plug it. just use the slime, used it many times. it works well. one bottle a tire and it will "self repair" a farely good size hole. it will usely fix a slow leak.
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Postby Rat Creek » Fri Mar 14, 2008 9:53 am

Foam spray. You don’t have to remove the valve stem. :thumbsup:

I keep my ATV under a suspended tarp at the club during the season. Upon arrival one morning, a tire was flat. I grabbed the foam spray that I keep in my truck, filled the tire and away I went in less than five minutes. That was two years ago and the tire is fine. Just be careful not to overfill the tire. The foam spray is designed for filling auto tires to about 25psi I guess.
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Postby Crash » Sat Mar 15, 2008 11:34 am

Put a tube in it!
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