there is nothing like getting a flat out in the middle of the woods and having to drag your bike out to the road so you can load it .
I always carry plugs and a compressor and someone in the group usually has a hand pump as well. Have even had to carve a wooden plug to repair a sidewall enough to get back out.Always a good idea to carry a small 12v air compressor that will plug in to your accessory plug, I also carry tire plugs and valve stems and have had to use them all on several occasions, real pain to deal with a flat without these items.
please explain how you can reseat the bead. never heard this one.[/quote]It's also a good idea to carry some starting fluid and matches. We've had to reseat the bead a couple of times out on the trail.
We have got the bead back on by using fix-a-flat several times. It does get a little messy because we just basically use the pressure from the can to pop it back on then stop. That's when the liquid stuff goes everywhere! It works though.Small 12 volt compressors used in the feild do not always have the air pressure to seal the bead on a tire, even with a ratchet strap. When all else fails, starter fluid (although dangerous) is the only way to seal the bead. Emergency repairs, require emergency measures. Plus, starter fluid is more fun, it seals the bead with a bang. LOL
That is a decades old off-roader trick, but I have never seen it on video before. TOO FUNNY!!! I never realized how stupid we must of looked doing it.....until nowi've never heard of that may have to keep a can of starter fluid around.