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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-01-2019, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
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Almost broke down.

Wife and I have some time off and thought we would go somewhere. We get up this morning and load up the trailer we leave and get 200 miles away, we're in the middle of nowhere going 70 mph when I feel a slight wobble, mile or so later I think I feel another so I start looking around I then hear the motorcycle in my headset telling me to check air pressure. My rear was at 0 psi. I slowed to 45 and went about 4 more miles and found a old gas station. I pulled in and found a piece of steel in the tire. I pulled it out with the cheap tool set. I carry tire plugs although the glue was dried up. I put 2 plugs in the hole and aired it up. We are back on the road! No leaks! That is why I run a darkside RUNFLAT tire! We were both very happy we had that on today.

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-01-2019, 06:37 PM
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Lucky it was the rear. Glad it worked out for you.
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nicely done!
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-01-2019, 09:07 PM
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Glad it wasn’t any worse and you were able to continue. I carry a tire plug kit as well. Great job!


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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-02-2019, 08:18 AM
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I always find it interesting how such a large object can get lodged in a tire. Last year I picked up a 5/16 bolt in my rear tire. The bolt was about 3 inches long and it was buried in the tire. Needless to say tire was junk.
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A long time ago I found that tire cement goes dry all the time. Nowadays, I carry a small bottle of rubber cement which lasts forever and you can use it liberally.

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I spoke to soon. It's leaking about 2 psi a day. I'll add air every few days until we get home.

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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-04-2019, 09:23 AM
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What brand and size tire is that?
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What brand and size tire is that?
Looks more like a car tire, than a motorcycle tire.
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-04-2019, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
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What brand and size tire is that?
That is a Bridgestone Driveguard RunFlat. Sive is 205/60/18 if I remember correctly.

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