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Front tire got flat.... - February 24, 2009, 10:36 PM

have no idea why. bought it and the next day front tire got flat. any advice? any ideas what I should do instead of wasting my $$$ on tow trucks and tow it to the bike shop?



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February 24, 2009, 10:40 PM

How far away is a shop from where your bike is?
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February 25, 2009, 01:00 AM

I would say about 15 to 20 mins.



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February 25, 2009, 04:52 AM

take the front wheel off and take the wheel to the shop so they can look at it. if the tire is new it could be the valve stem leaking. if its the tire you can get a new one and have it mounted then and there.


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February 25, 2009, 07:40 AM

Your tire got flat?

Did you attempt to inflate to find the source of the leak. JW has posted the most likely cause. New valve cores can be purchased at any auto parts store.
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if its not the valve core and you have picked something up in the tire. You should plug it and ride it to the bike shop if you cant take off the from wheel yourself. A plug kit cost 3 bucks at any auto part store. you will save some money on the tow truck coast. The same thing happend to me last year at work I plugged the back tire and took it to the shop. O fyi you can only plug it if it is in the center. Any damage to the side wall don't plug it.
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PLEASE DO NOT PLUG MOTORCYCLE TIRES!!!! that is a not smart thing to do. just take the front wheel off. pluging car tires is ok cuz you have 3 more on the road. please do not gamble your saftey on a $3 plug


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PLEASE DO NOT PLUG MOTORCYCLE TIRES!!!! that is a not smart thing to do. just take the front wheel off. pluging car tires is ok cuz you have 3 more on the road. please do not gamble your saftey on a $3 plug
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Hate to bust your bubble guys but they make plugs just for bikes! I have used them to get people home and then to a shop to get a new tire. You can use a standard style plug for a few mile and take it easy. Some shops have a free tow within like 15 mile of the shop.


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Fix a flat FTW!!!

I have seen someone fill their back tire with 3 cans then ride all day. But i don't recommend.

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@ ur sig. quotes dodge


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^ +1 on the quotes hahahaha

oh yeah, and "taking the front tire off and taking it to the shop" FTW


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Hate to bust your bubble guys but they make plugs just for bikes! I have used them to get people home and then to a shop to get a new tire. You can use a standard style plug for a few mile and take it easy. Some shops have a free tow within like 15 mile of the shop.
+1 LOL there is always a huge debate on this topic. If you take it easy and remember that this is only a temp fix you will be fine. There are a lot of guys that go to track days with plugs in their tires. I would not do that or suggest it. When I plugged mine I road it 30min to the shop from my job and bought a brand new back tire. If there is no damage in the side wall and you follow the instructions you will be fine. Please see this link http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/es...ips/index.html

Remember this is only temporary. Btw this article is from the website/magazine Motorcyclist.
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February 25, 2009, 09:47 AM

being stranded is one thing but to have the bike at home and plug it to ride on is another.....i would still rather pay for a tow....a tow cost less than new bodywork for ur bike


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being stranded is one thing but to have the bike at home and plug it to ride on is another.....i would still rather pay for a tow....a tow cost less than new bodywork for ur bike
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