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how are your quad rims
Topic Started: Monday 2-11-2009, 21:54 (498 Views)
silverback
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Hi all, in the last couple of days i have been taking the rims and tyres off my suzuki quad.i run slime puncture repairer in my tyres as i'm sure a few others do too.the thing that surprised me was the amount of rust in side the rims.talking to the tyre repair people ,they say it is common using those type products. during our detecting a mates bike developed a puncture we could not seem to fix,after taking the tyre off the rim we found corrosion on the section of rim which the tyres bead sits.We managed to get it to seal by using copious amounts of "Rema tip top glue, but it looks like that rim is clagged.I have no doubt if i had not had a look inside my rims with the layover of the next 6 months i could have been in the same boat.I'm now in the process ofcleaning up my rims and painting them with galv paint and then top coating with an epoxy anti rust paint. It could be in your interest to check your rims as well!
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Hi Peter,

I had a similar problem with the rusting on the bead when I was running split rims.
The way I cured it permanently was to get the rims fully galvanised.
Doesn't cost too much.

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Ted
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silverback
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Hi all, in the last couple of days i have been taking the rims and tyres off my suzuki quad.i run slime puncture repairer in my tyres as i'm sure a few others do too.the thing that surprised me was the amount of rust in side the rims.talking to the tyre repair people ,they say it is common using those type products. during our detecting a mates bike developed a puncture we could not seem to fix,after taking the tyre off the rim we found corrosion on the section of rim which the tyres bead sits.We managed to get it to seal by using copious amounts of "Rema tip top glue, but it looks like that rim is clagged.I have no doubt if i had not had a look inside my rims with the layover of the next 6 months i could have been in the same boat.I'm now in the process ofcleaning up my rims and painting them with galv paint and then top coating with an epoxy anti rust paint. It could be in your interest to check your rims as well!
G'day the best I have found is to paint the inside
of the rims with silver frost we use to do this
with split rims and found it very easy to get the
tyre off for repairs and also help hold down the rust
problem




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John
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Gidday Peter (Silverback)
How did you go getting your quad tyres filled with solid material ?? Did you end up getting it done and if so how much was it .
Although i been over some very rough stuff have never had a punchture in mine as yet,touch wood,i have 3 wheels with tubes in and one is tubeless,i only run 5lb in each tyre.
Got the old girl out today and gave it a service and was debateing to start stuffing around with the tyres.
Cheers Jon. :D :D :D :D :D :D

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CHEERS JON
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Hi Jon,
You and Kath have done your 30 day penance and yes, your smilies have been re-activated. ;) ;) ;) ;)
Good luck & safe travels
Peter

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LOL...IT MUST HAVE BEEN KARMA FOR JON & I ,TED!!!! :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :'( :'( :'( :'( :D :D :D YEP THEY STILL WORK!!!!! :$ ;)

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Don't get too excited,it can always happen again. :$ :$ :$ :$ :$ :$ :$ :$ :wub: :wub: :wub:
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HA HA HA :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P
CHEERS JON
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hi Jon, must say i have been a bit slack following up on the tyres,been sorting gear etc for this trip etc.i am in Coolgardie at the moment,if i go into Kal i will have a talk with the tyre guy there and get some prices. i usually only run my tyres at about 4psi in the front and 5 in the back but i am pretty hard on my gear :X and seem to pick up rubbish in my tyres easily.Last time i pulled the tyre off the inside was like a porcupine with all the prickles and small stakes protruding thru.i have given the bitumen idea away as i think it may rot or soften the rubber.i am still looking at the paint idea or if the silicon stuff is not to dear or makes it ride to rough!
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Hi Jon,
i went into Kal today and talked to the fellow at Coolgardie tyre service who does the tyres with silicon.Are you sitting down :o -it works on a weight system for the pricing,$7.00 per kilo and i would need about 40 kilos for each of my tyres :'( ,say even figures of$300 per tyre.$1200 :'( :'( .plus you have the weight gain to try and get going then when it gets going you have to try to stop it.Also that much weight virtually doubles the weight of my quad.In its favour you can run the tyres untill there is nothing left of them. :)
For me i think i will stay with the slime and a new set of tyres every few years! :P :P
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Peter
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Hi Pete
Bloody hell,,,, i think your right,mite leave that one for the rich and famous :X :X :X

I still have enough meat on my tyres to last me a while yet.

Thanks for the info,but il stick with good ole cheap air and green slime. :D :D :D

Cheers Jon

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Morning Pete/ Jon,
Talk about inflation (no pun intended) that price is rediculous, found out it used to be $60.00/bobcat tyre. :-/
The added weight would also rule that out for sure.

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Peter
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just as an add on for this tyre discussion, check your valve stems regularly as well if using the slime type products. I was checking mine when I found all 4 perished and breaking off when I attached an air hose to them. I replaced all 4 and threw another set into the spares box as well. I don't know if it is the slime stuff or not doing it but check yours anyway.
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Peter
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I run split rims on everything I can...they are the only way to go in the bush for me.
Part of summer maintenance program is to strip them all down...including spares....rub them back and spray with some etch primer. You can by runflat tyres for quads.....I don't know anything about them.
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