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Old 05-21-2011, 02:57 PM   #1
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Need help in Staunton Va

Just got a flat in the middle of nowhere and the bike towed to Stunton. Now I'm here but nobody I can find has a tube for a KLR650. Anyone have any ideas? I'm about 300 miles from home so can't really tow it. Stupid me with no extra tube, that will never happen again...
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Old 05-21-2011, 03:03 PM   #2
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Is that an 18 or 17".

Where are you in Staunton?
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Old 05-21-2011, 03:06 PM   #3
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17"- I'm enroute the super walmart in the tow truck, was gonna see if maybe I can patch it
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Old 05-21-2011, 03:09 PM   #4
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Ok, need tire irons?

I've got 18" tubes but people say you can use a 21" on the rear in a pinch so I figure an 18 would be oK.
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Old 05-21-2011, 03:21 PM   #5
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The bead is already broken because of the flat - I've never changed a tube before. How hard is it goin to be to get the old one out and patch it
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Old 05-21-2011, 03:30 PM   #6
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It'll be a bitch if not impossible without tire irons, but it's nice the bead is broken.
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Old 05-21-2011, 03:42 PM   #7
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Sounds like I need the irons then, I've got a patch kit now
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Old 05-21-2011, 03:58 PM   #8
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Hopefully there are some Catherders around. Try posting there. Unless it is a large hole I would patch it. There is a Tractor Supply in Staunton. There Walmart or Advance Auto. Al they will have is patches an maybe a dull screwdriver.
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Old 05-21-2011, 03:59 PM   #9
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Found the culprit, nail. May be able to patch without pulling the tube
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Old 05-21-2011, 04:04 PM   #10
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doubt it,

You still at walmart.
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Old 05-21-2011, 04:05 PM   #11
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Got the part of the tube out and found the hole!!! Ps tires are filthy
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Old 05-21-2011, 04:21 PM   #12
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Sounds like you'll be rolling in no time.
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Old 05-21-2011, 04:30 PM   #13
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Just curious? Has anybody tried Slime in these situations?
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Old 05-21-2011, 04:35 PM   #14
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Patched it, patch kit sucks. Put 16oz slime in. Is holding 20# now, I'll see how long
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Old 05-21-2011, 04:46 PM   #15
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Holding air but tire isnt seated on the rim right, hm
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