How far can you travel on a flat tire?


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rcgreg
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How far can you travel on a flat tire?

Post by rcgreg » Tue May 02, 2017 10:04 am



So darn that E3 has lost it's air, can't change it on the road - how far can I reasonably expect to travel at verry slow speed?



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Re: How far can you travel on a flat tire?

Post by rcgreg » Tue May 02, 2017 10:04 am

Rear tire - should have included that

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Re: How far can you travel on a flat tire?

Post by aj1500 » Tue May 02, 2017 10:21 am

if it's flat not very far as the weight of the bike is going to destroy the tire quick, not to mention it's going to try to walk out from under you constantly as the tire is folding over, then your looking at possible wheel damage or more if you drop the bike
I carry a plug kit and small air comp in my trunk and have had to use it once so far to get me off the side of the road and home safely
it's not that hard to put the bike on the center stand, find the offending object or hole, install a plug and air tire back up
at the very least it would get you safely to the next exit or safe place to leave the bike

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Re: How far can you travel on a flat tire?

Post by Corkster52 » Tue May 02, 2017 11:49 am

It kind of depends on how flat it is and how quickly it is deflating. I have had slow leakers that I have been able to go miles before stopping and have had one that had a split as I was getting off an interstate ramp and had to stop in 2 blocks.

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Re: How far can you travel on a flat tire?

Post by rcgreg » Tue May 02, 2017 4:55 pm

Problem with this tire is the air filler valve broke in half so it is flat flat, guess I'll call a tow truck and not risk the rim - and any other parts !!!

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Re: How far can you travel on a flat tire?

Post by Corkster52 » Tue May 02, 2017 4:58 pm

I'll call a tow truck and not risk the rim - and any other parts !!!
Yep, if you go any further, the least you will do is cut the tire (if it hasn't already).

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Re: How far can you travel on a flat tire?

Post by rcgreg » Tue May 02, 2017 5:04 pm

Almost makes the 'Darkside' attractive with it's run flat tires
I wonder if it's possible to make one for M/C ?

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Re: How far can you travel on a flat tire?

Post by leakyroof58 » Tue May 02, 2017 6:11 pm

Why chance it? Check your insurance policy -
I get emergency road service for about $2/month.
Doesn't have to be a car. Well worth it on bikes this
size. Just my $.02.

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Re: How far can you travel on a flat tire?

Post by RoadRogue » Wed May 03, 2017 11:36 am

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