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Puncture Proof Tires

Posted September 26, 2006 8:35 AM
Pathfinder Tags: air cells racing tires

If one of "Tire Ball's" inflated air cells blows out, the others are still good. Developed from off-road motorbike racing, the "puncture-proof" multi-cell inserts are designed to fit conventional tire and wheel sizes. Besides eliminating flat tires, the idea is said to improve traction as well as suspension characteristics.

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Re: Puncture Proof Tires

09/27/2006 9:57 AM

I would have to see them in a real application before I invested! Motorcycles are pretty light, so it probably wouldn't be much of an issue. I saw rubber "run-flats" used in Army HMMWV's and the problem was that they caught fire when "running flat" because of the friction generated by rubber on rubber, even at low speeds and unloaded vehicles. The solution turned out to be removing the rubber and replacing it with a metal insert - very expensive alloy metal, and a real pain to get in there, but the alloy was able to disipate the heat to prevent fires even at higher speeds and heavier loads.

I agree that you have to finish to win, and with the lighter weights involved it just might work!

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10/04/2006 9:38 PM

The Tire Ball product has been developed over 8 years and sold for the past 3 years. It is currently being sold for off road ATV and Motorcycles. Heavy vehicle application is an ongoing development process. Tire Balls are sold in the US and in over 15 countries around the world. Tire Balls are being used by the US military in Afghanistan and by special branches in other parts of the world. For more information about availablility of the product and its future applications log on to www.tireballs.com.

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