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Old 12-15-2012, 03:19 PM   #1
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So..... what have you found in your M/C tire?

We have a friend that is new to motorcycles. He's a good, responsible rider. Doing things right, took the MSF, trying to learn at every opportunity...

He needed new tires for his '09 650R Ninja and ordered a set of Michelin Road Pilot 3's. We offered to help change the tires and were scheduled for Sat or Sun. Friday night we get a call... he had a flat in a questionable area of town. We have a trailer and were able to help him out.

This morning we find this......









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Old 12-15-2012, 03:24 PM   #2
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BTW, the blades were flush.... we thought they may be pallet staples at first.....

AND

the rear tire had an Inner Tube
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:28 PM   #3
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it my of had a flat and the last owner fitting an inner tube to keep using the bike
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:40 PM   #4
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Sometimes you are just lucky. I had once a 4 inch nail through the tire. No puncture!



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Old 12-15-2012, 03:46 PM   #5
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My buddy picked up a craftsman 1/2" box end wrench once. You'd have thought it impossable! But there it was protruding half way out...
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:58 PM   #6
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This morning we find this......
WTF were these things, anyway? Blades from a multi-tool your buddy ran over? Swiss Army knife?

I assume he got the puncture while riding, not that he came back to a parked bike that someone vandalized, right?
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:12 AM   #7
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Old 12-16-2012, 03:40 AM   #8
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An allen wrench...

screws...

nails...

...and an approximately 4 inch piece of unidentifiable metal rod.
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:49 AM   #9
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I found a razor blade from a paint scraper inside my tire.Went completely through the tread and was rattling around inside it.
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:28 AM   #10
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An 11" tire iron! I was changing the rear 17" tire on my old XL350 tire a month ago or so. I was in a hurry, then the kids came home from school while I was installing. I have 2 packs of irons, 1 iron dropped thru the spokes, so I just grabbed another iron and continued on. Got it mounted, aired it up, rode it around the block, then me and the fam had to take off.
Get back home and I'm picking up all my stuff and can't find 1 iron. I asked the kids many times if they took it (you know how they take tools to mess with stuff like dad). I looked and looked. The next day I just had to remove the tire to see if it fell in since it was nowhere to be found. There she was just buried in there. Removed, aired back up, with the tube still intact. Crazy.
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:12 AM   #11
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Only "normal" stuff in mine, but......

....your find reminds me of Fred Rau from Motorcycle Consumer News having the sudden flat on his two up GoldWing years ago. On the freeway as a car full of young 'gentlemen' passed him. The guy at the shop found a 9mm bullet in the tire.
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:15 AM   #12
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WTF were these things, anyway? Blades from a multi-tool your buddy ran over? Swiss Army knife?

I assume he got the puncture while riding, not that he came back to a parked bike that someone vandalized, right?
Maybe a knockoff swiss army knife. He had low air in his tire a couple of weeks ago, but we didn't see them then. He was riding (thankfully at low speed) when it the tire went flat.
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:38 AM   #13
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We have a friend that is new to motorcycles. He's a good, responsible rider. Doing things right, took the MSF, trying to learn at every opportunity...

He needed new tires for his '09 650R Ninja and ordered a set of Michelin Road Pilot 3's. We offered to help change the tires and were scheduled for Sat or Sun. Friday night we get a call... he had a flat in a questionable area of town. We have a trailer and were able to help him out.

This morning we find this......


Hey, gimmie back my knife!!!
I ain't never got anythang as "glorious" as that, just normal nails, screws, staples 'n shit. Funny thang 'bout flats, I went over 15 yrs, and over 200K mi. without get'in one, then got two this last summer about 3K apart.

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Old 12-16-2012, 12:00 PM   #14
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What I found recently.....a heck of a mess of old flat sealer and dyneebeads clumped together.And lots of them beads stuck between the rim/tire. Yes it was loosing air. Thanks Mr. PO.....

I should dismount the other one now just to see what else he F...up and left in there for me to clean.
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:35 PM   #15
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Pilot jet. Thru tire and tube at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in my teammate's bike. 1st practice run, he gets to the end of the section and the tire is flat. Had to have picked it up in the staging area at the bottom of the section. Damndest thing I'd ever seen.
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