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Old 12-16-2012, 10:03 PM   #16
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I once had a flat because I ran over a piece of plastic.
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:32 PM   #17
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Pilot jet. ... Damndest thing I'd ever seen.
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Old 12-17-2012, 12:33 AM   #18
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got my first puncture while on holiday in the UK,
a 2 inch strip of metal (lucky there was a bike shop 200m up the road as i had no tools!)



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Old 12-17-2012, 01:09 AM   #19
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inside a tire I found a copy of the previous owners drivers licence and a note that said something like "This motorcycle has been stolen. Please contact the police immediately"

Personally I don't think I stole it, I think I overpaid
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:36 AM   #20
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While working at a bike shop back in the 80's, I pulled a 10mm endwrench out of a rear tire.
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:21 AM   #21
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Less than 100 miles on this pilot road 2 when I found this in it:





Plugged it from the inside and 1000 miles later it is good to go still. I was bummed when it happened but I can see this tire lasting till the end after the repair.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:09 AM   #22
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Roofing nail

Roofing nail - I know pretty tame compared to some stuff listed above. took my bike to the dealer for service and they found the nail in the rear tire. No idea how long it had been in there. I ride with Ride On, tire sealant, so I think that is why I did not loose any tire pressure. Bought a new tire added more Ride On
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:57 AM   #23
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A key to a master padlock, dead center in the tread of the rear tire, buried all the way up to the keyring hole. If it had been a nail, I'd have patched the tube and moved on, but this left a cut about 1" wide through the cords. Time for a new tire...

Also, nails (2) and a drywall screw.
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:38 PM   #24
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I thought this was lucky.



I thought this was just weird.



Yes, that is not much bigger than a toothpick, and yes, it does go all the way through.



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Old 12-18-2012, 06:50 PM   #25
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But I did find an automotive engine push-rod in my rear tire. Only the round end with the little oil-hole was visible.
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:54 PM   #26
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Left home one morning, got a couple of miles down the road and went into some esses... well, *I* wanted to.. the bike went straight into the oncoming lane. Luckily no one was coming. Pulled over, found the rear to be flat, called hubby to bring the trailer. Took it to our bike guy to get the tire changed and when we go to pick it up, he hands me a rifle cartridge. Said that was inside my tire. I don't think hubby was trying to send me a message...
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:07 PM   #27
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I've had:

  • Nails
  • Lots of staples
  • Metal spikes
  • Glass
And the strangest was the phillips bit from a screwdriver set, got it from the dealer when I picked up the bike. Must of happened as they wheeled it off the lift cause bike made it home but as flat the next morning.


Kept the bit, taught that mechanic a thing or two I did....
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:04 PM   #28
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This is the only reason I dislike my DR650 - there are no great options for going tubeless for quicker repairs.
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:07 PM   #29
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This is the only reason I dislike my DR650 - there are no great options for going tubeless for quicker repairs.
Tubliss no fittum?
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:48 PM   #30
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Not sure about how he might've gotten those knife blades in his tire.....but it sure looks like the tire was due for re-placement anyway.!
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