For large tears or repairs to seams or bulkheads it is recommended that
the tube be returned to your local dealer for repair by a trained profesional.
For repairs, parts, or service contact your local dealer.
LARGE REPAIRS TO SKIN - SEAMS -
SMALL TEARS - CUTS - PUNCTURES
Tears, leaks, or punctures less than 0.5 inches or 1cm can be repaired with
the repair kit provided.
1. Prepare a round patch no less than 3 inches or 7 centimeters in diameter.
2. Clean the patch and the area surrounding the leak with Isopropyl Alcohol.
IMPORTANT: patch and tube must be clean or the patch may not adhere
3. To contain excess glue, use masking tape to tape off the area around the
patch. Excess glue will discolor.
4. Apply 3 thin, even coats of repair kit adhesive to both the surface of the
tube and the patch. Wait 5 minutes between each coat.
5. After the 3rd coat, wait 10-15 minutes before applying the patch. Use a
hand roller to apply the patch evenly. Pay special attention to the edges.
6. Wait 24 hours before re-inflating tube. Inflate air chamber(s) to working
pressure and check water-tightness and/or air-tightness before using.
FINDING SMALL LEAKS
1. Mix a solution of 4 cups of fresh water and 1 cup of mild non-anti-
bacterial liquid soap. Do not use a spray bottle containing any household
2. Inflate tube approximately to working pressure.
3. Spray the soapy solution over suspected area of leak.
4. Look for air bubbles. Bubbles around an air valve indicate it is probably
loose. Use the tool included in the repair kit and gently tighten valve. Bubbles
on the surface of the tube indicate a puncture or leak.
5. Repair the tube by following the procedure for SMALL TEARS - CUTS -
PUNCTURES or contact your local dealer.