fear of blow out


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fear of blow out

Postby saltmar14 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:07 am



i've read alot about blow outs at highway speeds, having been down twice(not because of a flat) it has become my new fear. i understand there are some rideflats made for police but do not recommend a passenger and dont last long. since i do carry a passenger and pull a trailer i am looking for solutions of tires with thicker side walls or any thing else.

has any one had experience with ride on? http://www.ride-on.com/motorcycle-formula-mot.html thanks, Mark



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Re: fear of blow out

Postby dnehasert » Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:13 pm

I've never had a high speed blow out on a motorcycle, Had a rear tire on a sidecar rig wore through the cords and it went down slow. Ridden bikes for over 38 years. I would not be fearful of it . keep your tires inflated properly and check tread left. Doug

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Re: fear of blow out

Postby saltmar14 » Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:14 pm

thanks,been searching for options.

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Re: fear of blow out

Postby twostrokes48 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:05 am

I only lost a rear tire once and that was on my RD350 (R5). I evidently had a rear tire that was a little low....I was clowning around with high speed runs and did a power shift 2nd to 3rd at about 70 and spun the rim inside the tire, pulling off the valve stem...equals instand flat.....When I was looking at my tail light beside me, I sort of got a little concerned. However, I was able to slow it down, bring the rear end back behind the bike and bring her to a stop without kissing pavement. The only flat I had on a goldwing was a nail discovered on a flat rear tire that went down while parked at the Grand Canyon...Had a couple cans of snot & air that got me to someplace to repair the tire and on to a dealership to replace it. I check my tires as far as condition and pressure and really don't worry about flat. Sometimes things just happen.

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Re: fear of blow out

Postby framickie » Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:12 am

I recently put a Tire Pressure Monitor System on my bike, they are now at a price that I think they are worth the cost.
If the various alarm sensors never go off its still worth my peace of mind
It lets me check tire pressures as soon as I start the ride.
Has rapid deflation alarm
high and low pressure alarm
high and low temp. alarm
Along with a quick general look there isn't much more I can do other than not ride (or drive) at all

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Re: fear of blow out

Postby redial » Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:41 am

I made the effort of looking at the review of TPMS on the web, following the comment "the price of TPMS has dropped". Not in my neck of the woods! For my motorhome and trailer I would be looking at around AU$700; for a car with pressures of between 30 and 42 psi they are AU$199, with most of them around AU$300. For a MC they are around AU$300, and I dont find that inexpensive compared to a tire gauge.

The review can be found:


http://www.tirereview.com/Article/102658/common_tpms_service_questions_and_answers.aspx
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Re: fear of blow out

Postby framickie » Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:47 am

thanks for the link to the review, looking at the picture they seem to be talking about internal sensors that are factory fitted to cars, although these can also be bought after market
my TPMS was $150 delivered to Australia on eBay, similar to the $229 one at the following site, under motorcycles
http://www.tpms.com.au/
a tire gauge is definitely a lot cheaper and my preferred choice on my car, but the original post mentioned buying rideflat tires or other specialised tires which would have a higher price tag than regular tires.
just offering other options

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Re: fear of blow out

Postby Dogsled » Sat Apr 06, 2013 4:17 pm

First thing you need to do is conquer that fear.... Look at saftey options that you think are smart. I just saw a family in a SUV get killed and paralyzed for life..... You have to come to terms with your choices, then take what you feel in your mind will be in you best interest. You can't be afraid of biking, it's no more dangerous than any other activity.

I think you got spooked mentally. Think about lifes adventures and NOT what CAN happen.....

Tire saftey is a good project to keep in mind and research.....don't let it be a whim, put some time in with all the options you find and report them here. you can be the
'tire saftey guru'
I'll start out with this, winter sport, ride on flat. It's a car tire I once considered from a different forum member, I highly respected used them. Then I saw this tv show about 'THE BEAST' and it was a crazy insert to the wheel.....the president uses.....you can't get one cause I guess your life isn't as important as his, but the topic was pretty cool...........check out that wintersport tire though


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