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Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by PNW Buttercup, Aug 13, 2010.
How are some of you popping so many tubes?:huh
I was wondering the same thing. I have had two flats in 12 years on my XR.
Apparently they ride over nails while passing through new home construction sites on their way out to the trails. I've never heard of popping 20-50 tires per year (especially here with our 6 month riding season!)
In all seriousness though...R U guys riding with too low of air pressure? I know lot's of guys like to air down for off road traction. Downside is then your risk of pinch flats goes way up.
You're right Bob, that was David's house. He couldn't ride because his bike in many pieces right now.
Thanks everyone for your advice, appreciate it.
I don't get many flats. Seems like some of the guys I ride with do. Haha. I'm usually the one who has the tools on me and the experience, hence forth, I *get* to fix their tubes.
I ride a lot so go through tires frequently. I typically flip the rotation of my rear tires to get more life outta them. I also put new tires on for friends.
If you are frequently getting flats, review your line choosing skills. One can be fast as hell but still not abuse the tubes.
I run heavy-duty tubes, and my buddy Dylan runs the Extra HD tubes. Not many flat problems.
Also if your tire has been damaged, there can be bits from the tire sticking into the tube. Both Loud Al and another friend of mine had that. The other friend had two flats per ride in two consecutive rides until he fingered it out.
Rim strips are $2 at CdA Honda.
Apple Jam rides a big bike so I think it's just harder on equipment. Plus I hear he rides it like a little bike
Only flat I have ever gotten was from a razor blade my rear tire picked up, one must always be warry of the gutter when being a hooligan downtown, all sorts of things collect next to the curb.
Thankfully the motard is so light I rode it 2 miles on a flat and vnp514 was nice enough to trailer it to my house
Not a bad idea...Think I found a new year's resolution..
I heard the mx guys just use electrical tape for a rimstrip, seems adequate if not better, and cheaper.
I used duct tape on the supermoto cause the rim was so wide
Two bucks per strip...geez, how cheap are ya? LOL
Anybody ski or snowboard mt. spokane, Im up there every few days.
These are my resons for flats. ^^^^^^
After 5 years on the Big Orange Pig,
I'm just good enough to be kinda fast.
NOT good enough to actually be good
Sharp dirty road rocks and a 500lb bike loaded with 100lbs of camping fun and either the TKC80 or Dunlop 606, and I'd get pinch flats from smacking those baby heads.
Can't slow down now,
...so I just bought stiffer sidewall 908 front tire.
No pinch flats yet on the current 908 front.
The 908 rear ran too hot with ultra heavy duty tubes,
and would basically melt any patches....
I have pulled the tires clean off to check them, and the rim strips.
TUbliss = no flats
Yeah, except two years ago while running the OBCDR,
I bent the front rim so hard on a root, that there was no way for it to hold air without that tube.
I bobbled and bounced when riding slow on pavement, but I rode her home, and for the next 2k miles, until I bought a new Woody's setup.
..... A tubless (Tubliss) setup would have really screwed up that trip
This guy has pretty good balance.
Wow! Wish I had half that skill level.
Clearing out the living room right now......Think I can do this...
Keep telling yourself that