Fixing Flat tyres

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    In preparing for my travels, I thought I'd look at tyre repair as a part of my tool kit. Given that the C50 has tubed tyres I was looking for a patch kit that used vulcanising patches such as these However, in my searches, all I can find is stuff that requires glue that, are, apparently, (i.e. since I was a kid, last century) now called vulcanizing patches. So, My question is, a) what do they now call them? (i.e. the ones that require a match to "burn the patch" onto the tyre) and b) how does that "slime" work on tubed tyres given that I am looking at, possibly several hundred miles between potential tyre repair stations?

    My experience with glue is that it's ok the first time you use it, but, come back to it in a month or so...........
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    the fact is the "old school" patch were a fucking pain in the arse, hit and miss, the new glue ones are much better. just like the old type you need to start with a clean surface.
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    How do you get on with the glue? Once the tube is opened, unless you have to fix a flat tyre every couple of days, then the tube (of glue) is a throw away item, because, sure as eggs, the next time you go to use it, it will be "off".
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    put the lid back on ya peanut....
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    :D Yeah, I asked for that! :D It still goes off once the lid has been opened. I've not had any joy with the stuff after a couple of months when my kidz were little. Haven't used glue based patches since then. My youngest is now 38, you get the idea.
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    man, you need to join the 21st century, if your worried just buy 2 or 3 tubes of glue...
    ffs...do i have to think of everything..:doh:
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    How are you getting the wheel off?
    Better to have roadside assistance that's transferable between states and how often have you had a flat?
    Less likely on country roads if your tyres aren't down yo bare minimum
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    Exactly right, how ya gunna fix it on the side of the road...???

    Get a can of that Fizz shit that ya screw on to your tube ( depending on the puncture,nail etc fine) the slime shit goes in under pressure , get moving as quick as ya can ;-)

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    I must admit, I've not had any experience getting a wheel off the boulevard. I used to do it years ago on my old motor bikes. Taking the wheel off will be one thing that I intend to practice in the comfort of my own home before I hit the road. The last thing I want to do is end up out by the Black Stump (a place that I intend to visit) with a flat tyre and roadside assistance is about 200km (or further) away.
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    https://www.supercheapauto.com.au/p/sca-sca-tyre-sealant---quick-fix-350g/345522.html

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    Thanks vik, I am aware of that stuff. I'm just a few decades too old to trust the stuff :D

    Seriously, I have used the stuff in the past, but cannot recall the long term solution, thus, it might be good. Question. Will it mean that, when I go for a permanent solution that I'll need to replace the tube, or can it still be patched, or... is it a "permanent" solution.
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    Back in the day I used to carry a g clamp to break the bead. lever one side off pull tube out same as a push bike patch tube. Leave wheel on bike as you do with a push bike .A nd yes tube glue is good stuff these days but make sure it is for tube and not the one for shoving plugs in tyres as they are not inter changable
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    It's just to get ya out of strife mate... prolly last for yonks with a nail hole etc, but new tube for sure when in a town ;-)

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    Might even be best to carry a new tube
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    Thanks guys, that about confirms my thinking.