Repairing ultra heavy duty tubes

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Repairing ultra heavy duty tubes

Postby boomer61 » Sat Mar 19, 2016 11:56 pm

Normally repairing ultra heavy duty (UHD) tubes is difficult due to the thickness of the tube rubber and the difference in the patch material thickness.
The UHD tubes have less give in the material than a conventional/standard type tube.
If you have a small hole and use a small patch the patch will fail quite quickly after the repair.
The patch repair gets worked off the tube very quickly when you start moving again.
The way around this is to use a very large patch for the repair, this seams to spread the load of the tube flexing across a bigger area and the repair is less likely to fail.
I normally now carry a truck tyre repair kit range of patches rather than the motorcycle size patches.
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Re: Repairing ultra heavy duty tubes

Postby wightman » Sat Mar 26, 2016 6:17 pm

Yes agree, Anthony. also, the chance of getting a puncture is much less with those thick tubes.
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Re: Repairing ultra heavy duty tubes

Postby bwanainoz » Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:08 am

Tech 2-way patches and gaiters have more elasticity than Tip Top and other brands of patches and gaiters.
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