I guess this customer figured he would put a tube into a tubeless tire and rim then add a bunch of slime tire sealant for good measure.
In reality the rim is bent too! Mistake after mistake.
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Here's a picture of a rim that was filled with "stop a flat" or a similar corrosive. As you can see the rim is corroded which can cause a new tire to not seat properly and lose air.
Although stop-a-flat or other types of sealant product may seem like a good idea to seal a puncture on your scooter these products actually corrode the rim and eat through the paint on the inside of the rim.
When we receive a bike where the customer used stop-a-flat we will have to clean the rim completely and either sand off the corrosion or in extreme cases replace the rim. If you have to use these products make sure to get your bike into the shop ASAP before you damage the rim beyond repair. Any pitting or corrosion that cannot be sanded off will cause a slow leak between the tire and the rim because the tire bead will not seat properly.
Have fun and safe riding!
DUE TO EXPANSION AND GROWTH OVER THE LAST SIX YEARS, HB SCOOTERS IS LOOKING FOR A WELL QUALIFIED INDIVIDUAL TO HELP WITH SCOOTER AND ELECTRIC BICYCLE MAINTENANCE/REPAIR, SALES, ETC.
MUST HAVE PRIOR SCOOTER REPAIR EXPERIENCE. MUST HAVE GOOD WORK HABITS. MAY BE REQUIRED TO HELP SELL PRODUCT, ANSWER PHONES, ORDER PARTS, HANDLE WARRANTY CLAIMS, ETC.
GOOD PAY FOR THE RIGHT PERSON. WE ARE THE NUMBER ONE VOLUME DEALER IN THE USA FOR LANCE IN 2011, 2012 AND 2013.
MUST HAVE GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS. NO FLAKES, SLACKERS OR DRUGGIES.
California gasoline has 10% ethanol, which is bio fuel. The problem with this is that when a scooter or motorcycle, or for that matter anything with a carburetor, sits for awhile, even as little as two months, the carburetor jets get clogged with shellac as the gas evaporates.
There are multiple fuel additives sold to address this issue including Stabil, but I'm not sure that any of them actually work. I would need to see testing or perform my own.
In the meantime, HB Scooters suggests that you ride your scooter once a week for 20 mins to prevent this problem.
-Dave Neighbors, General Manager of HB Scooters
We're a full service motor scooter dealership in Orange County, CA. Expect nothing but the best!