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Ha! Seriously? Like a Harley rider from the 70's? :taunt:rollin Surely not!

I thought everyone understood by now that motorcycles stop faster on their tires than on their side.
 

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you guys gotta get out more! my bike has been on its side a couple times, in the midst of long trips, when I've 'run out of' rear tire. (i.e., I fzkced up...) I carry sufficient tools to do just about anything, and it's easy to BUY a new tire even in smaller towns, but it's HARD to find shop time to have someone change it. soooo, lay 'er down; remove the rear wheel; and then changing and balancing is a quick job that almost anyone will do 'on the fly'! my understanding is that ADV guys do this all the time...

IMG_3665 (768x1024) by Don Serl, on Flickr

a couple borrowed shop towels, or even a sweater and/or T-shirt, and you're good to go. the peg feeler is a contact point, and seems delicate, but if you put 'er down gently, it works OK. a helping hand is much appreciated...

IMG_3667 (1024x768) by Don Serl, on Flickr


p.s. done the self-change using a fork-lift too... folks in small shops can be mighty accommodating when you're buying a couple hundred dollars worth of tire!

IMG_6290 (2) by Don Serl, on Flickr
 

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Interesting.

I started biking in 1954 and have never had a puncture.

Several times in the car but never on the bike.---:rolleyes:

Probably because I look at the road surface on a bike but not too often in the car.------:fingers
 

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Don, nothing you do with your bike is normal.

Nobody else has four gazillion miles on their CB or needs two sets of tires and three months to go on a "short" trip, Mr. Ironbutt.





Not much of that is hyperbole, either. XD
 
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