View unanswered posts | View active topics It is currently Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:30 pm

Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 
 First flat tire :( 
Author Message
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:35 am
Posts: 721
Location: Toledo Ohio
Post First flat tire :(
I got my first flat tire, thankfully a rear tire. I don't know how long I was riding on it but my ride was only about 7 miles. by the time I realized I had a problem I was at my destination and had 0 psi in my rear tire YIKES! :shock: I didn't notice the ride handle much different, something didn't feel quite right in the turns. What tipped me off was the noise from the treads on the outside of the tire making contact with the ground. The tire was very hot so it's good that I was at my destination. I borrowed a pump and put 30psi in and heard some hissing. I then found something sticking in the tire. I then stoopidly decided to attempt to ride the 7 miles home before it went flat again. I made it home with about 10 psi left. I've never patched a hole in a tire before so I figured I'd give it a try since I wasn't ready to replace the tire just yet. I pretty much did what this guy did except I properly quickly pulled the needle straight out without rotating it like he did. I think one of these will definitely be going in my emergency kit for road trips!!!


Thu May 07, 2015 2:17 am
Profile WWW

Joined: Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:51 am
Posts: 165
Location: NW Georgia
Post Re: First flat tire :(
Good info. Never had a flat on mine, but the wife has had two on hers. Both noticed while parked.

2006 Vulcan 500

Kuryakyan Foot Peg Extenders and Pegs
Memphis Shades Alley Cat Windshield
Saddlemen Large Slant Saddlebags
Powersports Mini-Tachometer
Kawasaki Luggage Rack
Kuryakyan Iso-Grips
Airhawk cushion
Marlin's Clock

Sun May 10, 2015 12:22 pm
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 2 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.
Designed by STSoftware for PTF