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Old 08-30-2008, 09:38 PM   #1
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broke back harley time- O NOS!

when i got out of work today, my harley riding co worker spotted a large screw in my rear :(!
fudge.

he lives near me, and was my only way to get home, so i rode on his sportster. it must have looked funny. it sure felt funny.
i was fully geared, and his gear consisted of sunglasses. we both had backpacks on, so there was no nut on action. i get to stay at least mostly straight in this situation, lol. we had a few co workers recording our departure for future humiliation.

anyways... i dont know if i can get a new tire for a couple of weeks, but have to use the bike as a commuter. does anyone know of or have a good deal on a set of sportbike tires that will fit an sv650?
i might get lucky and my dad will hopefully get me a new tire... if im lucky. we are going to pick up the bike tomorrow.
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i did a quick search on youtube and google- nothing so far.

he didnt have any grab rails or anything, and his backseat was super tiny. i had to grasp him firmly 'round the man boobies.
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edit: we hit EVERY stop light along the way. at one light there was another biker ahead, and my buddy wouldnt pull up- people were honking, my facesheild was secured in the down position.
his rear springs were very soft, i almost fell off many times and had to tighten my grip on his man

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Old 08-30-2008, 09:46 PM   #4
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take it to south houston to Discount motorcycle tire, just the tire its cheaper they can plug patch it
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hmm, oh yeah, the bike is in conroe. we probably wont go any further south than 1960/ Motorcycles Unlimited, i guess. tire deals? is that a joke? i dont know.
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She's had 5 kids. You could pound a summer sausage in there with a Peterbilt and still have room to parallel park a Jetta. I'm pretty sure knocking on the tradesman's entrance isn't going to get you sent to the penalty box.
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not sure if Motorcycles Unlimited does patch/plug on bike tires ask Patrick and no its not a joke, check the for sale area you might find something
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shoulda had a cager take u home....but ya

one time in college my fzr didn't want to start

i had to ride on my friends old school red/black 250 ninja

we both had jackets/helmets/backpacks and i just held on the back rail

i will say i've ridden on the back of an r1 (other long story) and ya i actually fell off but caught on the tail and pulled my self back up

men riding on the back of bikes = NO.
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when i got out of work today, my harley riding co worker spotted a large screw in my rear :(!
fudge.

he lives near me, and was my only way to get home, so i rode on his sportster. it must have looked funny. it sure felt funny.
i was fully geared, and his gear consisted of sunglasses. we both had backpacks on, so there was no nut on action. i get to stay at least mostly straight in this situation, lol. we had a few co workers recording our departure for future humiliation.

anyways... i dont know if i can get a new tire for a couple of weeks, but have to use the bike as a commuter. does anyone know of or have a good deal on a set of sportbike tires that will fit an sv650?
i might get lucky and my dad will hopefully get me a new tire... if im lucky. we are going to pick up the bike tomorrow.

You ever heard of keeping a tire plug kit with you? I'm riding on one 1-2k later after a large screw went through tire. They work great. look at stop and gos musroom head plug kit. I carry it everyday on my commute in my bad with a minature $10 from walmart air compressor. I can fix a flat in less than 10 minutes easy. (as long as the tire isn't shredded, and its a normal object lodged in it)....


its worth the investment.
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not sure if Motorcycles Unlimited does patch/plug on bike tires ask Patrick and no its not a joke, check the for sale area you might find something

No, they don't for liability reasons. I asked before I bought my own kit.
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Stay away from the patches/plugs. You have too much riding on that back tire (your life), so it's best to just get a new one
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Plug the tire... Ive been riding on a plug for mnths now. Money is tight so until I can get a good deal on some it'll have to do. You can get a plug at almost any gas station or auto parts store.
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Stay away from the patches/plugs. You have too much riding on that back tire (your life), so it's best to just get a new one
Its a whole new debate to start, but camps take both sides. For me, on a daily commute, if i trashed a tire as soon a nail went in it, it would be a fortune riding with all the construction in houston. I took it easy, and i'm on a 250, so i'm not hitting 100mph+

I hit the backroads, 3090, the forest, etc, and put over 2k easy on the plug, no problems. Just make sure first week you check pressure daily to ensure its holding.

Plugs can be a great money saver... i wouldn't do more than 2 max in one tire for safety's sake, but a nail, come one! Don't trash a good tire just because you had a nail in it, the plug works fine!
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woah youre brave. i would have walked before riding on a harley. certainly wouldnt have posted the story on MH. like jp171 said, discount motorcycle tires in soho. best bet to get you running again cheap.
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[QUOTE=jrobertson;1410880]woah youre brave. i would have walked before riding on a harley. certainly wouldnt have posted the story on MH. like jp171 said, discount motorcycle tires in soho. best bet to get you running again cheap.[/]

me neither thats why i say
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i got a sv650 wheel and tire ill sell the wheel is rattlecan painted black tho pm me
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i had to post this story it was too funny to not post!

also, he had no grab rails or anything. just a strap on the seat. when he told me about it, i found it- right under his , so... yeah. i groped me some more man and tried not to fall off.

also, the plug kit and pump thing looks like something to try. my dad says he's not going to have his son ride on a plugged tire, so he's going to cycle shack with me on tues for a new tire. lol, maybe i'll even get a front tire if the service guy can successfully sweet talk him. , i should leave them a message, lol.
but yeah, i think i'll also be carrying a plug kit and pump from now on.
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