Need help in Staunton Va

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by firebug24k, May 21, 2011.

  1. firebug24k

    firebug24k Been here awhile

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    Just got a flat in the middle of nowhere and the bike towed to Stunton. Now I'm here but nobody I can find has a tube for a KLR650. Anyone have any ideas? I'm about 300 miles from home so can't really tow it. Stupid me with no extra tube, that will never happen again...
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  2. mtnflow

    mtnflow LFC, more pie please

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    Is that an 18 or 17".

    Where are you in Staunton?
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  3. firebug24k

    firebug24k Been here awhile

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    17"- I'm enroute the super walmart in the tow truck, was gonna see if maybe I can patch it
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  4. mtnflow

    mtnflow LFC, more pie please

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    Ok, need tire irons?

    I've got 18" tubes but people say you can use a 21" on the rear in a pinch so I figure an 18 would be oK.
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  5. firebug24k

    firebug24k Been here awhile

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    The bead is already broken because of the flat - I've never changed a tube before. How hard is it goin to be to get the old one out and patch it
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  6. mtnflow

    mtnflow LFC, more pie please

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    It'll be a bitch if not impossible without tire irons, but it's nice the bead is broken.
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    firebug24k Been here awhile

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    Sounds like I need the irons then, I've got a patch kit now
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  8. biker128pedal

    biker128pedal Super Lurker

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    Hopefully there are some Catherders around. Try posting there. Unless it is a large hole I would patch it. There is a Tractor Supply in Staunton. There Walmart or Advance Auto. Al they will have is patches an maybe a dull screwdriver.
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  9. firebug24k

    firebug24k Been here awhile

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    Found the culprit, nail. May be able to patch without pulling the tube
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  10. mtnflow

    mtnflow LFC, more pie please

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    doubt it,

    You still at walmart.
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  11. firebug24k

    firebug24k Been here awhile

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    Got the part of the tube out and found the hole!!! Ps tires are filthy
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  12. mtnflow

    mtnflow LFC, more pie please

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    Sounds like you'll be rolling in no time.:clap
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  13. Hack

    Hack .......

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    Just curious? Has anybody tried Slime in these situations?
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  14. firebug24k

    firebug24k Been here awhile

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    Patched it, patch kit sucks. Put 16oz slime in. Is holding 20# now, I'll see how long
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    firebug24k Been here awhile

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    Holding air but tire isnt seated on the rim right, hm
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  16. Hack

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    Just wanna say, you Virginy guys are freakin awesome when somebody needs help :clap
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  17. mtnflow

    mtnflow LFC, more pie please

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    put more air in it. It'll seat.
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  18. firebug24k

    firebug24k Been here awhile

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    Fixed I think. Screw camping I checked in at econolodge. Did I mention while I was riding in the tow truck a bee flew up my sleeve and stung me on the back twice and then when I shook him out of my shirt he stung me on the ass. There is a chilis I can walk to. I'm going to get drunk. Firebug out.
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  19. mtnflow

    mtnflow LFC, more pie please

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    Good for you. bummer on the bee thing. Cheers.

    There is an ABC store next to Red Lobster at the mall on
    greenville ave about a mile from you.
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  20. firebug24k

    firebug24k Been here awhile

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    Tire held overnight, back on the BRP. Hopefully it holds all the way home! Thanks for the help and advice, guys!
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