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Old 02-18-2013, 03:03 PM   #91
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How to deal with a nail in the tubeless tyre in eastern Europe, Macedonia to be exact:

I brought a tyre repair kit so we start to clean the "wound" and try to fix it. It works more or less but it's not good enough for the remaining trip, so we look out for a vulcaniser. Usually, there's an abundance of vulcanisers but now there is of course none to be found. After some asking and riding from here to there we find one.

Beaming with pride I announce to my buddy while pointing to the sign "look, that means Vulkaniser, good thing I can read cyrillic, right?". He crushes my ego by pointing out it's obvious because there are tons of tyres piled up outside.

The two guys running the garage don't mess around and start to take off the rear wheel 10 seconds after we arrived. They seem to have never worked on a bike and start fiddling around with the chain adjuster. My buddy intervenes in their enthusiasm and shows them the rear axle nut and dismounts it.

The procedure is well-coordinated and they fix the hole in no time.

They're fast learners and mount the rear wheel by themselves, only supervised by Andi.

It only took them around fifteen minutes and they charged 300 Macedonian Denar, which is 5 or 6 US$.

The fix was really good, although the Daytona has quite some power, it never became a problem and we were able to ride the rest of the trip, about 5000km or 3000 miles, trouble-free.
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:03 PM   #92
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Installed tube...

...rode 100 miles back to camp.
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Old 07-03-2013, 06:21 AM   #93
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Old 07-03-2013, 06:40 AM   #94
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My Buddy Jim fixing a flat while the resident buffoon is trying to entertain the gallery...

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Old 11-30-2013, 08:39 AM   #95
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Riding anything without spokes wheel in Ukraine is a costly option. Wrong:

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Old 11-30-2013, 08:41 AM   #96
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Old 11-30-2013, 06:57 PM   #97
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My bud with his never quit Intruder
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Old 11-30-2013, 11:23 PM   #98
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Cutting the old tire away with snips

Then installing the new one on.

Makeshift wheel balancer

Waking up with a brand new tire

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Old 12-01-2013, 05:21 AM   #99
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February, in BCS.

Paul pulls a funny face.

This was an 'ideal' flat

New tube(s), proper tools, lots of time, temp around 80 and hey, a break was good.
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Old 12-01-2013, 10:47 AM   #100
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Leaving Coco's toward Gonzaga Bay. Screw driver from a moto tool kit. Went in the middle of the tire and came out the side near the rim.

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Old 12-05-2013, 01:57 AM   #101
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Old 12-05-2013, 02:58 AM   #102
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Old 12-05-2013, 09:09 PM   #103
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Mitas recalled the E07s two days before this photo. Sudden deflation may lead to lose of shit Sherlock!! Luckily stayed upright and road wasn't busy as I used both lanes before ending up in the tabledrain.
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:34 AM   #104
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This one convinced me to start carrying tubes again...I always have a patch kit. No amount of patching was gonna help here.

Brand new tire and UHD tube, only ten mile ride. Thought I pinched it, later found that the tire got a sizeable puncture. Dam railroad tracks...

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Old 12-15-2013, 03:41 AM   #105
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This one had pretty much had it:

Stuck in Haast, NZ over easter. 300 souls, no cell reception. Well, shit. Not exactly an area that's abundant with fresh replacement rubber. Replaced with this, no idea where the AA guy got it from but it was well second hand when I got it. 170/60 ZR17 on a DR650. Oh well, it held air.

Replacing with something sensible after the other bike started getting similar looking holes in the rear tyre:

Never did get rid of the chicken line on that bt020...

Then there's this one, which was not a flat, it held air just fine. Found it while replacing the worn out tyre after 10k miles. No idea how long it had been in there, but judging from the rust it had been a while...

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