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Old 08-30-2011, 01:30 AM   #1
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What happens when you ride with a flat front tireon the freeway!!

What happens when you ride with a flat front tireon the freeway!!

Once I left my bike in a parking lot for a few hours when I first got it, and some snake let the air out of my front tire, and I just went home without noticing - I rode on the freeway for about 20 miles, 70mph, I only noticed when I slowed down in traffic and noticed my bars moving with the texture of the road

So that's what 20 miles of riding on a flat does to your brand new tire. Oh only if I found out what hater did this or caught him doing it...
His face have very very bad day!

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What happens when you ride with a flat front tireon the freeway!!


WTF. Mother snake!
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If you seriously did this then you don't need to be ridding! When a tire is only 10 psi low u can feel it when u move the bike and 20 psi u can clear as day see. And u feel I'n your first turn just a few psi low. Completely flat it's hard to push the bike and turn...
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Old 08-30-2011, 07:14 AM   #5
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If you seriously did this then you don't need to be ridding! When a tire is only 10 psi low u can feel it when u move the bike and 20 psi u can clear as day see. And u feel I'n your first turn just a few psi low. Completely flat it's hard to push the bike and turn...
yep! When you lean your bike around the street and it fells like it wants to go back up straight then you may wanna check your tires... right tire pressure will help you leaning the bike and the bike will actually work with you (lean smooth)

and those tires need to see what curves look like
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Old 08-30-2011, 07:15 AM   #6
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My valve steam cracked at 100+ and That was some scary !
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that's insane. make sure you don't have a leak and you really should be able to feel low pressure. pay attention next time. if it's more difficult to turn than usual, stop and check
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and forgot to mention... that tires trashed now!!!! and that rim looks bent. it needs to be spun to see if its bent on the axis....
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yep! When you lean your bike around the street and it fells like it wants to go back up straight then you may wanna check your tires... right tire pressure will help you leaning the bike and the bike will actually work with you (lean smooth)

and those tires need to see what curves look like
That was like my first week of riding a bike so I didn't know what it's supposed to feel like. And I didn't see any curves cause I was just learning to change lanes and shift lol.
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and forgot to mention... that tires trashed now!!!! and that rim looks bent. it needs to be spun to see if its bent on the axis....
Yeah it kinda vibrates when I go over 100 - how do you fix a bent rim and what shop can do it?
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! Im glad you weren't injured in the process of finding out that your tire has low pressure. Have you taken MSF??


I would advise you to not go over 100mph, or anything in the tripple digit speeds until you can fix your rim properly - probably cheaper to just buy a used one, in good condition. Hope you get everything worked out. When you get things working in order, be sure to inspect your bike before hitting the streets.


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he already replaced the front tire, he is running bt016 now, but what worries me more is his rear tire, i have never seen a rear tire in his condition, it was almost like a regular car tire!
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! Im glad you weren't injured in the process of finding out that your tire has low pressure. Have you taken MSF??


I would advise you to not go over 100mph, or anything in the tripple digit speeds until you can fix your rim properly - probably cheaper to just buy a used one, in good condition.
Yep I took MSF because I didn't know how to ride bikes, and the funny thing is they said to check air pressure every ride, but I didn't think that means every time you get off the bike lol.

I heard somewhere that when you try to straighten a rim it could crack, is that true?
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Yep I took MSF because I didn't know how to ride bikes, and the funny thing is they said to check air pressure every ride, but I didn't think that means every time you get off the bike lol.

I heard somewhere that when you try to straighten a rim it could crack, is that true?
slight bends can be fixed no problem, but depending on your bike it may be cheaper to ebay a good used one.
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slight bends can be fixed no problem, but depending on your bike it may be cheaper to ebay a good used one.
OK thanks but what places in Houston fix bends so I can see if it's cheaper to buy or fix it?

Vee rubber is some crappy tire the dealership put on when I bought it, I guess they knew I was clueless about tires because it was my first bike

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there are a few shops on here that might be able to help. Call around and ask for a quote, let them know what happened.
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Old 08-30-2011, 04:02 PM   #18
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There is a place up in spring. I forget its name, Patrick sent me there to get a wheel fixed that had a dent in it on my old ZX-11. It is on Carrot Street. I think it was called A-1 or something like that.
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Old 08-30-2011, 04:16 PM   #19
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So, how long have you been riding? Just a matter of days, can't even tell when your front tire is that flat, and out running over 100mph? Lol, that's wild.

I admit, the first thing I did when I got my first bike was hit the ton, but that was stupid as .
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Wow you are lucky not too get down in this ride... You were the guy asking about burning out your back tyre? Now you know how to burn out your front
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