Because we are aware of the problems a puncture can cause a motorcyclist due to the difficulties caused by not having a
spare wheel, the motorcycle sector is one of our fastest growing markets. Apart from sealing punctures, in the event of a
larger area of damage, Puncturesafe will provide protection from rapid deflation by giving a controlled deflation - possibly
allowing the rider to get the motorcycle home, or away from a dangerous location.
2000 miles is the average life of a tyre on a superbike, so owing to improved heat transfer from the inner tread area to the
wheel and because of the sidewall coverage Puncturesafe provides, the life of the tyre will be extended. Puncturesafe has
the ability to virtually eliminate tyre pressure loss - even during long term storage. Most importantly, Puncturesafe does
not repair puncture in a tyre, it “seals” the puncture, which means that unlike the conventional patch, the seal cannot fail
due to excessive heat!
Some of the following comments and technical content is from an article published in the National BMW Motorcycle Club magazine by its technical officer Mike
‘After a puncture on a motorcycle, temporary repair sealants, such as the various aerosol packaged products are a quick way to become mobile again, but can only be used after coming to a stop. They are not suitable for prolonged use, and because they are solvent based, attach themselves tenaciously to the inside of the tyre casing, in most cases their composition is such that tyre specialists will refuse to repair a tyre which has been internally coated with these get you home products.
In the case of ultra-low profile tyres such as Z rated types found on many modern motorcycles a flat tyre could be a very expensive experience. The fitting of a vulcanised plug is not always possible if the puncture is close to the sidewall, and a
limit of one repair per tyre is usually enforced. Many specialists will not even attempt to repair these tyres. Even a gentle stop from speed can cause severe damage to the sidewalls, not to mention the wheel rims. Even without a puncture it is possible to experience a rapid deflation if the motorcycle runs over a rock.
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