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Tire blowout

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by bbishoppcm, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. Moparmanpete

    Moparmanpete The Cracken has risen!...maybe? NOPE

    Jul 15, 2012
    I had a valve stem come out on a rear tire a couple weeks ago. I was just returning from a 200 mile round trip and was only 300 yds from home. I was doing 35mph and suddenly it went flat, talk about a wild ride :eek1. Flopping side to side. tire came off the rim bead on one side. I walked it the rest of the way home.

    I'm going to try noodling the next tires.

  2. 78_XL125

    78_XL125 Adventurer

    Jul 23, 2012
    (Northern/GB) Wisconsin
    I had one on my 78 Honda XL125 dual sport, I slowed down to about 20 or 25mph for someone walking a dog on the other side of the street, since dogs seem to be pretty unpredictable and I didn't want to hit anyones pup. When I got back on the throttle and started to gain speed it seemed like I hit a patch of sand or gravel the way the rear end was acting and sliding out. I pulled in the clutch and coasted down to a stop and noticed the rear tire had a flat. I had only rode about 100 miles on the bike total at this time and it had the original tires and a 20+ year old tube on the rear the previous owner had not done anything besides start the engine once a year for the last 20 years to make sure it got to run. After the blow out I got two new tires and tubes because it was not a great feeling having a tube blow out. I'm just glad it happened at less than 35mph.
  3. Lotuscat

    Lotuscat Adventurer

    Aug 20, 2010
    N37° 6.2055', W094° 32.5088'
    Ok, I'll bite. What do you mean by "noodling" the tire? All I could come up with is "Catfish Noodling" a.k.a. “Hillbilly Handfishing”. [​IMG]
  4. Paul Mihalka

    Paul Mihalka Old Fart

    May 15, 2007
    Several mentions that with a flat tire you can't put down the side stand. A tip, if you are on a two lane road with little traffic: Carefully ride over to the left side of the road and park there. Most roads have a crown that works against you on the right side, but for you on the left.
  5. max57

    max57 Adventurer

    Sep 2, 2012
    Calais, Vermont
    I have had a few blowouts on my Heinkel over the years. The long wheelbase made it controllable. And the spare wheel came in handy.:freaky