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i was riding with a couple guys from work today and we were cruisin at like a hundered mph and my buddies rear tire blew out. i didn't realize he wasn't behind me for a few miles until the other guy pulls up next to me and points back to show me jay wasn' there. we quickly pulled over and this one cager pulled over to let us know that jay's tire blew out and that he was fine. it was real cool for that guy to do that. so we turned around and met up with him. his tire had a big hole in it. it looked like it just blew out because there was holes all over the left side. i told him it could have been A LOT worse. My room mate came out and we put it in the truck and took off. we were on our way to this 100 mile loop with a lot of twisties. oh well, at least he is still around to try it next weekend. any of you guys ever had a blow out while riding?
 

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Glad it wasn't the front tire. I think Matt (N4S) had a front tire blowout awhile back. Glad to hear you're friend is doing fine. I've never had a blowout, and hope to never have one.
 

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same here, never had a blow out...closest i even came to a flat while riding, i pulled on to my street and the bike felt squirlly and when i pulled in the yard the rear tire was flat :crazy:
 

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WOW. Good to hear nothing bad happened at thoses speeds with a blow out like you describe. No blow out story like that but there was this time I ate to many bean burritos. :D


And I think N4S was on his old bike a while back. Way back? I think.
 

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Hit a nail with the rear tire on my Suzuki which uses tubes. The bike acts like it's drunk. I first thought the axle or chain had come loose. Luckily I wasn't going fast. Same happened on my Honda, but with tubeless tires it is a slow deterioration of handling. You feel a wobble when leaning from one side to the other. With a centerstand it's easy to check the rear tire, and I check the pressure more often now.
 

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easy to check the rear tire, and I check the pressure more often now.
:here: Should be checked before every ride. Along with looking for bad spots or nails etc.
 

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I blew a rear at 65 mph on the interstate. Not much fun at all, the rear almost passed the front a couple of times. I check my tires before every ride now, because i didnt listen to a buddy who told me mine was shot before we started.
 

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No blowouts....fortunately. I went to ride the bike one time and the back tire was flat.... like jeeps says....now I always check before I get on the bike. Especially if the bike has sat for any length of time. :thumbs:
 

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I had a rear blow out at speed once...I had tried too many miles at too high a speed too many times. Thinking of it scares me more that any cage...I change my tires about every 3-4K now...chicken strips or not...tires is cheap, hospitals ain't
 

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I had a rear blow out at speed once...I had tried too many miles at too high a speed too many times. Thinking of it scares me more that any cage...I change my tires about every 3-4K now...chicken strips or not...tires is cheap, hospitals ain't
Ding ding ding. We have a WINner.. For sure bee.. I am wicha on that one.. Never had a blow out and don't plan on it..
 

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i never got 3k out of any of my tires...i use to go through a few rear tires on the 1100, and even the 750, but if i got a year out of my tires i was happy ...
 

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That sucks... glad to hear he came out ok!!
 

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what do you spin them all the time or alot of track days?
race weekends i went through 2 sets for the hurricane alone...im just hard on tires , even on the street.....and i always want good rubber under me...too much at stake in my opinion to try to get 5,000 miles out of a set of sport tires...but thats just me

and i dont know why but my gsxr1100 use to eat rear tires.. :thumbs:
 
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