SPOKANE Area Riders

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by PNW Buttercup, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. Rainier_Rider

    Rainier_Rider Gone

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    Change the liner.
    Couple summers ago I had six flats.
    I was only removing the tire half off to pull the tube, so I wasn't seeing the 'popped' liner causing punctures on top of the tube.
  2. DiamondLie

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    "Liner"? Do you mean rim strips?
  3. Kootenai Rider

    Kootenai Rider Gentleman of Liesure

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    Cobain, as Apple jam said, try again. Also I would get onto the practice of doing it yourself so when it happens on the trail you're ready. Also stay on practice with THE tools you would use trail side. You may use long irons in the shop, but probably the shortys in the trail.

    I probably changed 50 tires/ flats last year and there is definitely some technique to it. After a while it becomes pretty easy. Yes, heating up the tire helps. In all the tires I've changed/ fixt, I think I've only pinched one tube.

    If you need any help, let me know, I'd be glad to teach you.
  4. Rainier_Rider

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    Could be different terminology meaning the same.
    There's a chunk of rubber, like a big rubber band, that goes around the rim protecting the tube from the spokes.
    They get dry, fail, & puncture over time, causing a puncture through the tube.
    Could be replaced every other tire or so, cost $3-5 per.
  5. DiamondLie

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    Yep...they are referred to as rim strips. :D
  6. mcjunky

    mcjunky Adventurer

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    How are some of you popping so many tubes?:huh
  7. XR4EVER

    XR4EVER 919 excuses to ride!

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    I was wondering the same thing. I have had two flats in 12 years on my XR.
  8. DiamondLie

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    Apparently they ride over nails while passing through new home construction sites on their way out to the trails. :wink: 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.
  9. Alpha One Nine

    Alpha One Nine Been here awhile

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    You're right Bob, that was David's house. He couldn't ride because his bike in many pieces right now.
  10. Cobain

    Cobain night owl

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    Thanks everyone for your advice, appreciate it.
  11. Kootenai Rider

    Kootenai Rider Gentleman of Liesure

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    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.
  12. Kootenai Rider

    Kootenai Rider Gentleman of Liesure

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    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 :hide
  13. dillon

    dillon Low Speed, High Drag

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    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.:rofl
    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:clap
  14. Bgunn

    Bgunn Mucha distancia

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    Not a bad idea...Think I found a new year's resolution..
  15. Cobain

    Cobain night owl

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    I heard the mx guys just use electrical tape for a rimstrip, seems adequate if not better, and cheaper.
  16. mcjunky

    mcjunky Adventurer

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    I used duct tape on the supermoto cause the rim was so wide
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    Two bucks per strip...geez, how cheap are ya? LOL :lol3
  18. Cobain

    Cobain night owl

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    Anybody ski or snowboard mt. spokane, Im up there every few days.
  19. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    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 :lol3

    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.
  20. moto-treks

    moto-treks Back Home

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