1. Hello Guest. You have limited privileges and you can't "SEARCH" the forums. Please "Log In" or "Sign Up" for additional functionality. Click HERE to proceed.

inner tube ?

Discussion in 'XJ Technical Chat' started by joejr2, Aug 15, 2019.

  1. joejr2

    joejr2 Active Member Premium Member

    Messages:
    509
    Likes Received:
    77
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Santa Fe,NM
    I took my bike out the other day and got a screw in the rear tire. Ouch ! It had less than
    1k on it. I plugged it, fired a can of fix-a-flat into it and got it home. I mount my own tires
    on a homemaid jig, "So" I thought "why not put a tube in it".
    It's a 130/90- 16" I'd be grateful to anyone who has info on what size/type of tube to order.
     
  2. Ryengoth

    Ryengoth Active Member Premium Member

    Messages:
    540
    Likes Received:
    150
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    Wilmington, NC
    If you match the profile and size a regular tube should fit. Why not take it off and just get it patched at a tire shop?
     
    k-moe likes this.
  3. XJ550H

    XJ550H Well-Known Member Premium Member

    Messages:
    10,351
    Likes Received:
    2,834
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Great North Woods
    if you go with a tube pull out the plug and patch from inside with a patch or a mushroom shaped plug.

    fix a flat you have a clean up job a head of you.

    tubes are ok to use but the tube makes the tire run hotter (temp)
     
    Polock likes this.
  4. cgutz

    cgutz Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,020
    Likes Received:
    586
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    SE South Dakota
    While cleaning the chain on my xj550 I found a nail in the center of the tread on the back tire. It had been there awhile without deflating. Of course, pulling it out let the air out.

    I call a local motorcycle shop and asked if I could fix the tire with a plug like you do car tires. The answer was, "Yes, you can, but only to drive it to a place to get a new tire mounted."

    It matched my thoughts, I'm not sure I would trust my life to a motorcycle tire that has been patched. Maybe using a tube would be different.
     
  5. k-moe

    k-moe Pie, Bacon, Bourbon. Moderator Premium Member

    Messages:
    17,367
    Likes Received:
    5,455
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    City of Seven Hills
    I just use a plug and call it good, unless the sidewall is damaged (then it's time for a new tire).
    Fix a Flat makes a mess and usually isn't a permanent repair. A good plug repair is easy, and can be considered permanant so long as you add it to your normal pre-ride check routine.

    The only issue with running a tube is making sure that it's sized right so it dosen't rub or pinch. Either will cause the tube to fail, and they can fail quite spectacularly.
     
  6. joejr2

    joejr2 Active Member Premium Member

    Messages:
    509
    Likes Received:
    77
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Santa Fe,NM
    So the tube would also be ID'd as 130/90-16 ?
     
  7. joejr2

    joejr2 Active Member Premium Member

    Messages:
    509
    Likes Received:
    77
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Santa Fe,NM
    Meant to say ID'd as 130/90-16
     
  8. mlew

    mlew Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,020
    Likes Received:
    204
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Apex, NC
    k-moe likes this.
  9. cgutz

    cgutz Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,020
    Likes Received:
    586
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    SE South Dakota
    Oh well, the rear tire I had, while good tread, was 6 years old, so replacing was in order
     
  10. Polock

    Polock Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    9,121
    Likes Received:
    1,673
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Beaver Falls, PA
    i've run the sticky plugs in tires till the tire was shot. the best way would be a patch on the inside.
    after a few hundred miles, can't even find the plug. i'd rather plug or patch than do a tube
     
    k-moe likes this.
  11. joejr2

    joejr2 Active Member Premium Member

    Messages:
    509
    Likes Received:
    77
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Santa Fe,NM
    Dude, You made my day
     
  12. Polock

    Polock Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    9,121
    Likes Received:
    1,673
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Beaver Falls, PA
    since you do your own tires, you've seen the corrosion that can start in the rim. i don't know if that fix-a-flat will help or hurt or not matter with that.
     

Share This Page