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Old 09-16-2012, 01:11 PM   #21
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Old 09-16-2012, 01:47 PM   #22
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I always try to give plenty room riding on the freeways for that exact reason. Over the past 4 months I have seen 2 different ladders (both about 6 ft aluminum) right in the middle of the lane. You could tell they were ran over multiple times and luckily I was 1 or 2 lanes over each time and didn't need to dodge.
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Lucky it didn't kill you. A few month ago I was driving behind a pick up in my car.Did a lane change to pass....as soon as I did my lane change I hit a slab of tire....didn't see it of course. It took out my radiator and my AC condenser and cost me alot of money ;( Bullshit.....someone should be held accountable.
I hit a piece in the exact same situation. Scared me, but no damage done.
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As bigger and wealthier logistics companies keep wanting to make more money or keep saving money joining the rethreading strategy our roads are becoming more dangerous during our summers and the government wont take on these giants.
Truly an ignorant statement.
Regardless of who owns the truck, the individual operator has the responsibility to check and makesure the tires have the minimum air pressure. The majority of "blowouts" are not caused by faulty tires or the capmcoming off. Tires can only maintain thief integrity when they have the proper air. The idiot truck drivers do their "pre-trip" with a stick or their foot. If one hit or kick a tire with 90psi vs a tire with 100psi, you cannot tell. The truck drivers are too lazy to use a pressure gauge to check the tires. If a tire has less than 95psi at the beginning of the trip, it will not maintain it's integrity to the end of the trip. It is the operators sole responsibility to check the tires and refuse to drive the truck until it is fixed. These evil "large logistics" companies know this. That is why the majority if them have installed pressure equalization meters on the duals of their trucks, but the DRIVER must look at the gauge.

You can give the drivers the tools, but you cannot make them use them.

If I am wrong, let about 20 psi out of your back tire and ride your bike to dallas and let me know how you make out.
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Truly an ignorant statement.
Regardless of who owns the truck, the individual operator has the responsibility to check and makesure the tires have the minimum air pressure. The majority of "blowouts" are not caused by faulty tires or the capmcoming off. Tires can only maintain thief integrity when they have the proper air. The idiot truck drivers do their "pre-trip" with a stick or their foot. If one hit or kick a tire with 90psi vs a tire with 100psi, you cannot tell. The truck drivers are too lazy to use a pressure gauge to check the tires. If a tire has less than 95psi at the beginning of the trip, it will not maintain it's integrity to the end of the trip. It is the operators sole responsibility to check the tires and refuse to drive the truck until it is fixed. These evil "large logistics" companies know this. That is why the majority if them have installed pressure equalization meters on the duals of their trucks, but the DRIVER must look at the gauge.

You can give the drivers the tools, but you cannot make them use them.

If I am wrong, let about 20 psi out of your back tire and ride your bike to dallas and let me know how you make out.
Yeah, well said.
Under-inflation is the primary cause of blowouts.
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Truly an ignorant statement.
Regardless of who owns the truck, the individual operator has the responsibility to check and makesure the tires have the minimum air pressure. The majority of "blowouts" are not caused by faulty tires or the capmcoming off. Tires can only maintain thief integrity when they have the proper air. The idiot truck drivers do their "pre-trip" with a stick or their foot. If one hit or kick a tire with 90psi vs a tire with 100psi, you cannot tell. The truck drivers are too lazy to use a pressure gauge to check the tires. If a tire has less than 95psi at the beginning of the trip, it will not maintain it's integrity to the end of the trip. It is the operators sole responsibility to check the tires and refuse to drive the truck until it is fixed. These evil "large logistics" companies know this. That is why the majority if them have installed pressure equalization meters on the duals of their trucks, but the DRIVER must look at the gauge.

You can give the drivers the tools, but you cannot make them use them.

If I am wrong, let about 20 psi out of your back tire and ride your bike to dallas and let me know how you make out.
I love it when arrogant idiots educate me.
under-inflation is not the only reason why a "retreaded" tire blows. Now you're so smart as to include this as the common problems for "all" tires being under inflation, for this reason we see tire pieces from bikes, automobiles, RVs, pick up trucks and solracers' car out there on the freeway, correct? What a moron
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Old 09-16-2012, 05:06 PM   #27
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Glad you are ok....yes alligators are a prime hazard. I think the best strategy for risk reduction is maintaining line of sight. That can get pretty tough in heavy traffic. Worst one of these I saw a few months was a partial tire exterior slowly rolling-wobbling to the side of an exit...that one gave me a nice pucker. Ladders, small appliances, various construction debris....endless on roads is a real hazard.
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Under inflation plays a major part in it, and when a blow out happens on the road (i read this somewhere) it is the responsibility of the driver to remove the pieces of debris from the road, same as in a wreck (sometimes the wreckers do this and charge you/your insurance company for it) that said if its a dangerous area i do understand not being able to remove the debris but the txdot officers are also supposed to be doing this i believe.
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I always try to give plenty room riding on the freeways for that exact reason. Over the past 4 months I have seen 2 different ladders (both about 6 ft aluminum) right in the middle of the lane. You could tell they were ran over multiple times and luckily I was 1 or 2 lanes over each time and didn't need to dodge.
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I love it when arrogant idiots educate me.
under-inflation is not the only reason why a "retreaded" tire blows. Now you're so smart as to include this as the common problems for "all" tires being under inflation, for this reason we see tire pieces from bikes, automobiles, RVs, pick up trucks and solracers' car out there on the freeway, correct? What a moron
Guess I struck a nerve.

Your ignorance is apalling.
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:45 AM   #34
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You really want to avoid them as much as possible

Long story short, I hit 1 today and it obliterated the bottom of my plastics !

Looks like i'll be sporting no plastics now.
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:18 PM   #35
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Glad you guys are ok. As temperature rises, "recap or resurfaced " tires don't hold as "originals" and end up blowing up due to heat resistance failures.
the torn out or blow out pieces on the rd are infamously called "alligators " since they look like the back of these.
Don't drive behind, front or beside 18 wheelers, the tire pressure of these tires is over 100 psi, believe me, you don't want to be next to it when it blows up.
Always ride on 2 farthest lanes, 18 wheelers stay out of those due to city laws.
Be safe out there, ATGATT and always scan for road hazards.

Ps: this is considered a rd hazard and no one is responsible for it. Many have claimed, none have won
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Under inflation plays a major part in it, and when a blow out happens on the road (i read this somewhere) it is the responsibility of the driver to remove the pieces of debris from the road, same as in a wreck (sometimes the wreckers do this and charge you/your insurance company for it) that said if its a dangerous area i do understand not being able to remove the debris but the txdot officers are also supposed to be doing this i believe.
Did not know this, would be good to know the source

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Under inflation plays a major part in it, and when a blow out happens on the road (i read this somewhere) it is the responsibility of the driver to remove the pieces of debris from the road, same as in a wreck (sometimes the wreckers do this and charge you/your insurance company for it) that said if its a dangerous area i do understand not being able to remove the debris but the txdot officers are also supposed to be doing this i believe.
Did not know this, would be good to know the source

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if it came directly off the truck and hit you, they may be liable.

If it came off the truck and touched the road before it hit you, they are not liable.
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Running over large debris on the freeway and having the bike suddenly die while turning in front of traffic is my two phobias of riding. The latter happened last week when I forgot to go back to first gear when a cager ran over some debris in front of me and kept trying to reverse and go forward in front of me in attempt to dislodge it from his under carriage. btw naked ftw.

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Watched a washer slide out of the back of a truck on the freeway and go skating down the freeway. Also hit an aligator and it bent my exhaust bad.
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