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Author Topic: Emergency Tire Repair - Successful Use of Gummy Worm Style Patch  (Read 8076 times)
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« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2010, 04:03:50 AM »
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I have used plugs and they have worked fine for me.  I would suggest getting a front tire patched as soon as possible.  A front flat at speed scares me the most.
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« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2010, 06:26:24 AM »
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I have used plugs and they have worked fine for me.  I would suggest getting a front tire patched as soon as possible.  A front flat at speed scares me the most.

Try havin' a front blowout on an old tube type tire just as You enter a flat 90 degree turn, then high side, tumble through a corn field, then see the Bike above the corn stalks comin' down toward You as it sticks the handlebar in the ground inches from Your ear, then comes to rest about 2 feet above Your head.....Yep, You're right, a Front flat is pretty scary....... laughing7 laughing7 laughing7
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« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2010, 08:33:49 AM »
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Skuut - next time try it my way...  Do everything wrong (go around corners, crank up the speed before throwing the bike into an S curve, use the shoulders on both sides of the road, hit both brakes...), but manage to keep the bike vertical.  It's probably a good thing nobody told me I was supposed to crash when I flattened the front. Getting it "wrong" proved to be a very good thing. laughing7
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« Reply #18 on: August 25, 2010, 09:08:36 AM »
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Skuut - next time try it my way...  Do everything wrong (go around corners, crank up the speed before throwing the bike into an S curve, use the shoulders on both sides of the road, hit both brakes...), but manage to keep the bike vertical.  It's probably a good thing nobody told me I was supposed to crash when I flattened the front. Getting it "wrong" proved to be a very good thing. laughing7
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« Reply #19 on: August 25, 2010, 11:40:02 AM »
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Skuut - next time try it my way...  Do everything wrong (go around corners, crank up the speed before throwing the bike into an S curve, use the shoulders on both sides of the road, hit both brakes...), but manage to keep the bike vertical.  It's probably a good thing nobody told me I was supposed to crash when I flattened the front. Getting it "wrong" proved to be a very good thing. laughing7

I'll consider it, but right now, I'm still thinkin' that I'm no longer interested in extending my Flat Front Tire Riding Technique Skills........still makes my "Least Favorite Riding Programs" List....pretty close to the top of the list in fact....... laughing7 laughing7 laughing7
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« Reply #20 on: August 25, 2010, 05:55:53 PM »
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I'm thinking O really meant that since she posted it twice!!!   are you real are you real are you real
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« Reply #21 on: August 25, 2010, 07:19:47 PM »
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I'm thinking O really meant that since she posted it twice!!!   are you real are you real are you real

My phone was repeating on me... technology doesn't always cooperate...  BangHead
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« Reply #22 on: August 25, 2010, 07:32:25 PM »
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Gentlemen, Olive does not have to repeat herself to get the point across  ! ! !    are you real are you real    Trust me  ! ! !    evil5

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« Reply #23 on: August 25, 2010, 07:54:52 PM »
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I'm thinking O really meant that since she posted it twice!!!   are you real are you real are you real

My phone was repeating on me... technology doesn't always cooperate...  BangHead
I figured as much but it did give me a little laugh.  icon_biggrin
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« Reply #24 on: August 26, 2010, 08:01:35 AM »
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I'm thinking O really meant that since she posted it twice!!!   are you real are you real are you real

My phone was repeating on me... technology doesn't always cooperate...  BangHead
I figured as much but it did give me a little laugh.  icon_biggrin

"PFFffffft"......of course Tennessee is a long way from Canada...... laughing7
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