Wow, Great responses, Fellas!!!
Thanks for your help!!
Grayracer513, no, I never did dunk it in a tub of water. I simply lived with a tire pump & pressure gauge nearby when I went riding, & "hoped for the best" on longer rides. Like I said, the inner/high-pressure chamber of the TUbliss
does a great job of keeping the tire from coming off the bead and/or slipping on the rim. It also makes the sidewalls just slightly stiffer, and the whole enchilada allows you to run with no air at all in the tire pressure chamber. It's not a "good ride", but lets ya make it back to the truck.
JPD855, Thanks a lot for your help here! I plan on trying to get the TUbliss
to seal again when I next change a front tire. I'll try doing it in the order you outlined here. Thanks for that!
I really would like to have my front wheel
"TUbliss" again. I like the minimal stuff I carry for flat repairs with a TUbliss. I've only had 2 flats in several years of use; both were on the rear tire, and I actually didn't realize I had a puncture. They repair easy with one of those tire-plug kits made for quads.
All of the kits I've had on two different bikes have always worked really well, with the exception of my front wheel on my YZ. This is actually the first & only time I've ever tried tire sealant in a TUbliss. Never needed any Slime
on the YZ's back tire, or on the KTM.
To me, a cool
thing was the fact that I was able to go back & forth between a knobby tire & a trials tire easily on the KTM. Mounted & remounted the trials tire & rear Dunlop
knob several times each, and never had a problem getting those tires to seal.... Ahh, the good ole days.....