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speedmill
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blow out proof tires

Postby speedmill » Tue Aug 18, 2009 3:00 pm



I just got news that a friend went down in Utah. He was touring with his wife and pulling a trailer when his tire blew out suddenly. He went down and broke some ribs, punctured a lung. His wife is ok.
I have been riding since 64 and never blew out a tire. I had one go flat slowly while riding once and it was like riding on ice. I haven't done any research on this but does anyone know of tires that would resist blow out?
Randy
Cincinnati



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Re: blow out proof tires

Postby detdrbuzzard » Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:49 pm

i don't think they make arunflat tirefor motorcycles and i think your friend had too much weight with a loaded bike, trailer, and carring his wife. bike tires have a load rating just like car tires.
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Re: blow out proof tires

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Aug 24, 2009 12:16 pm

They have them for cars (run-flat tires) but I haven't seen them for bikes, at least not to my knowledge.

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Re: blow out proof tires

Postby rob97989 » Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:45 pm

Take a look at the GWRRA website. They have a group of postings they call "Darkside" riders who have switched to automobile tires on the rear of the Wing. I believe there are run flat tires available in those sizes. Have given it some consideration since the car tire costs less, handles more weight and gets better mileage. I have a friend who has gone to the darkside and loves the handling of the auto tire.


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