So..... what have you found in your M/C tire?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by ZGirl, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. ZGirl

    ZGirl Girly Adventurer

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    We have a friend that is new to motorcycles. He's a good, responsible rider. Doing things right, took the MSF, trying to learn at every opportunity...

    He needed new tires for his '09 650R Ninja and ordered a set of Michelin Road Pilot 3's. We offered to help change the tires and were scheduled for Sat or Sun. Friday night we get a call... he had a flat in a questionable area of town. We have a trailer and were able to help him out.

    This morning we find this......
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  2. ZGirl

    ZGirl Girly Adventurer

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    BTW, the blades were flush.... we thought they may be pallet staples at first.....

    AND

    the rear tire had an Inner Tube :lol3
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  3. orangebear

    orangebear Long timer

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    it my of had a flat and the last owner fitting an inner tube to keep using the bike
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  4. Jan from Finland

    Jan from Finland Been here awhile

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    Sometimes you are just lucky. I had once a 4 inch nail through the tire. No puncture!

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  5. 2manyrides

    2manyrides shifty charactor

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    My buddy picked up a craftsman 1/2" box end wrench once. You'd have thought it impossable! But there it was protruding half way out...
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  6. rdwalker

    rdwalker Long timer

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    WTF were these things, anyway? Blades from a multi-tool your buddy ran over? Swiss Army knife?

    I assume he got the puncture while riding, not that he came back to a parked bike that someone vandalized, right?
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  7. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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  8. D R

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    An allen wrench...

    screws...

    nails...

    ...and an approximately 4 inch piece of unidentifiable metal rod.
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  9. rebake

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    I found a razor blade from a paint scraper inside my tire.Went completely through the tread and was rattling around inside it.
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  10. Yokomo

    Yokomo Dirt Rider

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    An 11" tire iron! I was changing the rear 17" tire on my old XL350 tire a month ago or so. I was in a hurry, then the kids came home from school while I was installing. I have 2 packs of irons, 1 iron dropped thru the spokes, so I just grabbed another iron and continued on. Got it mounted, aired it up, rode it around the block, then me and the fam had to take off.
    Get back home and I'm picking up all my stuff and can't find 1 iron. I asked the kids many times if they took it (you know how they take tools to mess with stuff like dad). I looked and looked. The next day I just had to remove the tire to see if it fell in since it was nowhere to be found. There she was just buried in there. Removed, aired back up, with the tube still intact. Crazy. :1drink
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  11. Valker

    Valker Been here awhile

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    ....your find reminds me of Fred Rau from Motorcycle Consumer News having the sudden flat on his two up GoldWing years ago. On the freeway as a car full of young 'gentlemen' passed him. The guy at the shop found a 9mm bullet in the tire.
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  12. ZGirl

    ZGirl Girly Adventurer

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    Maybe a knockoff swiss army knife. He had low air in his tire a couple of weeks ago, but we didn't see them then. He was riding (thankfully at low speed) when it the tire went flat.
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  13. BanjoBoy

    BanjoBoy Been here awhile

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    Hey, gimmie back my knife!!! :flip
    I ain't never got anythang as "glorious" as that, just normal nails, screws, staples 'n shit. Funny thang 'bout flats, I went over 15 yrs, and over 200K mi. without get'in one, then got two this last summer about 3K apart. :dunno

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  14. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    What I found recently.....a heck of a mess of old flat sealer and dyneebeads clumped together.And lots of them beads stuck between the rim/tire. Yes it was loosing air. Thanks Mr. PO.....:huh:baldy

    I should dismount the other one now just to see what else he F...up and left in there for me to clean.:lol3:baldy
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  15. Cactus Dave

    Cactus Dave Born to Argue

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    Pilot jet. Thru tire and tube at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in my teammate's bike. 1st practice run, he gets to the end of the section and the tire is flat. Had to have picked it up in the staging area at the bottom of the section. Damndest thing I'd ever seen.
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  16. Charlie Gary

    Charlie Gary Been here awhile

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    I once had a flat because I ran over a piece of plastic.
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  17. rdwalker

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    OK, you win so far.
    :lol3
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  18. Maxyb

    Maxyb Falling over slowly

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    got my first puncture while on holiday in the UK,
    a 2 inch strip of metal (lucky there was a bike shop 200m up the road as i had no tools!)

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    shot from my handlebar mounted gopro :D
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  19. RVDan

    RVDan Long timer

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    inside a tire I found a copy of the previous owners drivers licence and a note that said something like "This motorcycle has been stolen. Please contact the police immediately"

    Personally I don't think I stole it, I think I overpaid :rofl
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  20. guitarin

    guitarin Been here awhile

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    While working at a bike shop back in the 80's, I pulled a 10mm endwrench out of a rear tire.:D
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