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Old 01-09-2007, 04:47 AM   #31
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If you are going to drink it I would suggest Slime, it is after all, water based, that way you will pass the breathalizer test
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Old 01-09-2007, 04:49 AM   #32
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Another benefit of drinking Slime: you will never have to worry about stopping for a "leak"
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Old 01-09-2007, 04:59 AM   #33
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At $200 per tire? I don't think so.
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Old 01-09-2007, 06:17 AM   #34
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Wonder what that says about me.
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Old 01-09-2007, 06:53 AM   #35
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If a thread is about knowledge and practical experience, then his post total should be zero on all of them.
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Old 01-09-2007, 07:02 AM   #36
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Was it the front or rear tire?
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Old 01-09-2007, 07:49 AM   #37
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Gotta love that sphencter seat cover ripping experiance of going into a corner with a flat front... After that my Mantra was "Slime, slime, slime" and check your tires everytime you get on your bike.
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Old 01-09-2007, 07:51 AM   #38
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16 inch rear in a rigid frame bike with an 8 over Superglide front end. The bike was fishtailing so bad my feet were flying off the pegs. by the time I got to the shoulder the tire had started to peel itself off the rim and jam against the frame.
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Old 01-09-2007, 07:56 AM   #39
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Won't work for a pinch flat. Then if you used 'slime' or equivalent you're going to have a mess when you replace the tube (personally verified).
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Old 01-10-2007, 06:48 PM   #40
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Default slime + heavy-duty tube + bicycle pump

Good article. Hope to see more fix-it stuff in MO.



TUBE-TYPE

For tube-type tires, I buy a heavy-duty tube. It's much thicker than your standard version and will cost around $20, but it's worth it. For an example, see http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...674&division=6



After you get your thick tube, fill it with Slime. I rode from NYC to Panama and back and only got one flat tire using this setup.



There are lots of solutions to get air into the tire on the side of the road. You've got your choice of CO2 cartridges, small 12V pumps, and hand-operated bicycle pumps. Motorcycle Consumer News recently ran a comparison of the electric pumps.



I prefer the bicycle pump because it always works, even if you're having electrical trouble. Also, I've heard people say you always use more C02 cartridges than you expect.



TUBELESS

I even carry a bicycle pump on my road bike, along with standard tire string-things and rubber cement. A Blackburn Air Stik is 11 inches long, but it's small enough to fit in the underseat compartment. See http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...nd=&s ku=1931



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