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Blown rear middle of nowhere

I was driving up the 5 in the CA central valley in the middle of nowhere when a bike passed me in the fast lane. A few miles later I passed him on the side of the road with a pancake flat rear tire. Remembering how few shops could mount tires and how fewer carry a good selection of tires when I replaced my tires I wonder what became of this guy? Doesn't seem likely that some small town is going to be able to fix this. Felt bad for the dude.

Has anyone had this happen? Seems like a nightmare of logistics, far worse than a car.

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Well....this sorta happened to me,pulled into a gas station with a very very soft rear tire on the Vulcan.Bought fix-a-flat...got me 8 miles home.
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ride the darkside no more problems

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new rear drive & splines lubed h-pipe installed riding on the darkside
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1st. Have roadside assistance...either buy it through your insurance company or get triple A.

2. Always have a cell phone and your credit card.

3. Put Ride-On in both your tires.

4. Carry a plug kit and a small electric pump on long trips.

I've only had one flat tire in my 40+ years of riding. But I have been stranded twice in my Miata do to a fragged tire...(the car has no spare)

But shiit happens. I've seen more bikes dead on the side of the road because of mechanical breakdown than flat tires. (Or simple out of gas....Having roadside assistance solves this too.)

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ride the darkside no more problems
yeah but a lot of car shops won't mount it on a motorcycle rim

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I know that car tires on a motorcycle is a sore subject to some on here but for me it was the right move. over a year and it still looks new . bike shops advertise mounting darkside where i live
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I know that car tires on a motorcycle is a sore subject to some on here but for me it was the right move. over a year and it still looks new . bike shops advertise mounting darkside where i live
bike shops are set up for bike rims but most car shops are not

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That's why I hate spoke tires. I can and have patched my tubeless on the side of the road. My kit has little co2 cartridges, 3 of them fill my tire. AAA is a life saver too.

https://www.amazon.com/TIRE-TUBE-FLA...le+tire+repair

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That's why I hate spoke tires. I can and have patched my tubeless on the side of the road. My kit has little co2 cartridges, 3 of them fill my tire. AAA is a life saver too.

https://www.amazon.com/TIRE-TUBE-FLA...le+tire+repair

I used to have one of those kits. Carried it during many trips on my 82' KZ 1000 but I was lucky enough to never have to use it.


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