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Old 12-19-2012, 10:34 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by 390beretta View Post
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.!

No, really?

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
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:16 PM   #32
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Skeg from an outboard motor

On the freeway, doing about 75, hit my knee - down on the road and into my tire.... Dunlop dual sport tire, stiff wall, made it to the side of the road no problem.

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Old 12-25-2012, 07:09 PM   #33
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:30 AM   #34
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Picked this up in my old Nighthawk several years ago. Pulled it back out and still used it until it wore out.

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Old 12-28-2012, 07:12 AM   #35
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Found nothing but a pin hole in this tyre and tube on a recent trip up the Saphire Coast. After replacing the tube and attempting to inflate it I did find that I had pinched the tube though

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Old 12-28-2012, 07:57 AM   #36
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Sure wish I'd taken a picture, I got a flat from the canine tooth of some roadkill I must have run over.
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:25 PM   #37
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no pic either

8" bridge spike in the rear tire of my 520 EXC. I'd already donated my spare tube to one of my buddies. We were 125 miles into a 200 mile ride and it was getting late; pulled the wheel, pulled the tube, patched the hole, did a quick check on the tire -- didn't find anything -- put it all back together, it held air till I got it back on the bike. Dang. Pulled it down again, took the tire off the wheel -- holy cow, how could I have missed that the first time around?
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:32 PM   #38
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A nail. (Not a real nail)

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Old 02-01-2013, 05:10 PM   #39
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Originally Posted by Valker View Post
....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.
Fred Rau is one of my favorite writers.

That's scary....
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:58 PM   #40
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Checked my rear tire tire pressure Wednesday morning - 12.5 psi. Found this inch and a half long gash with radial wires sticking out of it.

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Old 02-01-2013, 06:33 PM   #41
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an alligator bone.dead alligator in the road one dark morning on my way to work an a cbr 929. now i always carry a tire repair kit.
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:16 PM   #42
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Of course it had to be a fairly new tire and 26 miles from my destination after riding for 2600 miles without a problem.

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Old 02-02-2013, 05:38 PM   #43
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Recently had a flat on my Honda Trail 90. (a bike that has never seen a trail. Street only)
Found a tiny sliver of rusty metal had penetrated the tire just far enough to put a pin hole in
the tube. The little piece of crap was only three quarters of an inch long and maybe
the thickness of a straight pin, but somehow it made in far enough to nick the tube.
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:17 AM   #44
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Sorry, not a bike tire. When I was a kid I worked at a garage. Guy brought in a flat tire and we found a pork chop bone in it. 30+ years later he's still one of my closest friend.
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:20 AM   #45
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So..... what have you found in your M/C tire?

Well. Air mostly............
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