Flat tire. ARGHHH!!


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Andy Cote
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Flat tire. ARGHHH!!

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Flat tire. ARGHHH!!

Various factors necessitated no riding for a couple weeks. Today looked very promising; forecast high of 50 but 39 when I got up. Planned a good riding day so geared up early including the Warm n’ Safe package and liners in the jacket and pants.

When I started to roll her backward, something didn’t feel right and something didn’t sound right. Hard to tell immediately due to the rear run flat but sure looked soft. Alas, no air pressure but still would stay up leaning against the side stand! :o

I found the screw in the center of the tread and pulled it out. Tire showed some uneven wear and had obviously been run for a while with no air pressure.

My fault doubly. The screw was one of mine. I have a bucket of 2” deck screws with TORX heads and use them around the yard on a variety of things. The head was partially worn off and had some mileage on it but enough was there to show the TORX head.

A couple rides back I had an alert that the front tire GARMIN TPMS sensor battery was low. I changed it. On my last ride I remember an alert that it could not read the rear TPMS sensor. I assumed it also wanted a battery so I ignored it. Won’t do that again.

No one to blame but me.

Given the age of the tire (16,000 miles) and that it had been run flat for an indeterminant time, I was not going to plug it. I already had another Driveguard mounted. Decision made.

Next choice. Do I remove Air Wings, highway pegs and lay it over? Clear the junk off the lift table? Try out the new to me Pit-Bull lift that I recently bought? Let’s go with Pit-Bull.

The second lock notch was fairly high but just not quite high enough for the tire to come out. Had to go all the way up.

New tire went up easy enough. Centramatics balancer was mildly uncooperative but, in the end, all went back in place. New battery in sensor just because.

Got a ride in, although less time than I had planned. Late enough start that I did not need to turn on any heat. New tire felt the same. All is good again. Now, when can I find another day before the white stuff shows up here?


2015 Goldwing, basic black

Previously: GL1200 standard, GL1200 Interstate, GL1500 Goldwing, GL1500 Valkyrie Standard, 2000 Valkyrie Interstate, many other Hondas
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Re: Flat tire. ARGHHH!!

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Good to hear you got a ride in this late and had another already mounted. I know the weather can change in a heartbeat this time of the season there......
Unfortunately I didn't get back this summer...
Still out west, in NV for a bit seeing family and doing a few projects for them. Not sure yet when I'll get back over to Oceanside.
I had to order up a front tire a week ago and change it out, not from a flat but a lack of grooves.... It was at the wear bars before leaving Oceanside and 400 miles later.....ugh...... At least the Driveguard is still good on the rear from a lack of travel since I put it on back in January. This has been my lowest amount of riding year since getting back to riding in 2009...... Maybe down about 6-7,000 miles total..... EEEKKKKK! I had planned to leave last March to head to TX to see the hill country in the Blue Bonnet bloom and meander around TX for a bit and visit friends there before heading up for an early arrival to NH in late April...... Hopefully it'll happen this coming spring.

Do the 2018- tire sensors have replaceable batteries or are they soldered in like the earlier tpms Honda put on?
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Riding limited mostly to Maine but some trips to NH once the governors said OK of course. Been riding the Maine roads for 50 years and haven't found them all yet. Pretty much every type of riding experience available though we are limited on long straight stretches with high or no speed limits.

No idea about the 2018 sensors. I have the Honda TPMS on my 2015 but dash light only. I use the GARMIN with TPMS sensors and have two more sensors for the trailer.
2015 Goldwing, basic black

Previously: GL1200 standard, GL1200 Interstate, GL1500 Goldwing, GL1500 Valkyrie Standard, 2000 Valkyrie Interstate, many other Hondas
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1983 GL1100A Wineberry 36,000 miles

1975 CB750 K5 Planet Blue 7,800 miles

1976 CB750 K6 Anterris Red 25,000 miles

Past rides
1999A Restored from PO neglect & sold at 19,000 miles

1999SE Totaled by cager at 105,000 miles

Re: Flat tire. ARGHHH!!

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For some reason I thought I saw you had a 2018.... My bad. :shock:
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Thought about the 18 when it first came out but fell in to a great deal on this 15. Was bought new in fall of 16 as a leftover. I bought it from him a year later with 2000 miles. Still under warranty. He had a good trade in and leftover incentives and he only wanted to pay off the loan.
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Re: Flat tire. ARGHHH!!

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I had to order up a front tire a week ago and change it out,
It took three weeks for my rear tyre (Dunlop Elite 4) to arrive. It was ordered from Germany and I think they must have put it on a barge down the Rhine to Holland and then shipped it by sail boat to England.
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I'd give this a try. If I could find one that would fit the 1500
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