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Earliest flat?
« on: August 04, 2017, 01:17:01 PM »
Hey guys, new rider here..I just wanted to crowd source this question because maybe my riding style is just not good.

I barely put 400 miles on my new bike since getting it a week ago and on my way home yesterday I got a flat in the rear (thankfully less than a mile from my home). My commute to work is about 5 miles each way.

So my question is, when's the earliest you've gotten a flat on a new bike? Is that normal, unlucky, bad riding?

Could I have done anything to prevent this? I'm pretty salty. :006:

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Re: Earliest flat?
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2017, 01:46:56 PM »
Chances are just rotten luck.

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Re: Earliest flat?
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2017, 01:51:56 PM »
Sorry for the bad luck.  What caused the flat? 
Did you do burnouts and wear through the tire?  If so, don't do burnouts! 
Did you run over something sharp and puncture the tire?  If so, don't run over sharp stuff!

Help us out here, how about some pictures and a story.  Then we can be of some useful help.
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Re: Earliest flat?
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2017, 01:55:11 PM »
Just bad luck. Can happen everywhere, anytime.
Got one myself too. Now, I always carry a repair kit.
Don't trust the little CO2 cartridges or carry a lot of them. Get a little 12V air pump.
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« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2017, 02:09:44 PM »
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Sorry for the bad luck.  What caused the flat? 
Did you do burnouts and wear through the tire?  If so, don't do burnouts! 
Did you run over something sharp and puncture the tire?  If so, don't run over sharp stuff!

Help us out here, how about some pictures and a story.  Then we can be of some useful help.


I'm honestly not sure what caused it, I definitely don't do burnouts and I obviously try to avoid sharp stuff. My buddy is coming over after work to take a look at it as he has a lot more experience.

I'll look into repair kits, certainly seems like a good idea.

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« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2017, 04:26:18 PM »
Ouch, that is bad luck!

I put new tyres on my Royal Enfield a few years ago, and got a nail through the back tyre within a few days.  Sometimes sh#t just happens!! :157:
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« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2017, 05:47:14 PM »
Wow, that's a bummer! Well I'm glad to know it could happen to anyone. I'll def be more careful from here on out though.

Thanks for the advice everyone...Tire repair kit along with C02 cartridge repair is in my future.

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« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2017, 09:21:41 PM »
I got a nail in the rear tire in he first 6-700 miles . Asked around and people told me I would surely die if I plugged it, so I bought a new tire. Well 60 miles on the new tire I got an even bigger nail in it ! So I said screw it and plugged the tire. That was 6000 miles ago. I plan on putting the original tire back on when this one wears down. Have had zero issues with the plug. Come to think of it I have never had an issue with a plug, ever, on a car or bike. :027:
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Re: Earliest flat?
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2017, 10:02:52 PM »
Plain bad luck. I run tubeless tires so I replace it if I get a flat, that being said I have never had a flat on the 500X. The only flats I have ever had were on my 125 and 450, but I just popped the tire off and patched the tubes and that was forever ago. They have worked since. I think I have gotten pretty lucky with my dirt bikes, considering riding in the desert means you will run over tiny cactus alot. I will probably replace the tubes when I get new tires soon.
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Re: Earliest flat?
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2017, 02:04:14 AM »
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Hey guys, new rider here..I just wanted to crowd source this question because maybe my riding style is just not good.

I barely put 400 miles on my new bike since getting it a week ago and on my way home yesterday I got a flat in the rear (thankfully less than a mile from my home). My commute to work is about 5 miles each way.

So my question is, when's the earliest you've gotten a flat on a new bike? Is that normal, unlucky, bad riding?

Could I have done anything to prevent this? I'm pretty salty. :006:

If there was no puncher. You may have ridden off with a flat tire. Possibly a slow leak around the valve stem or tire bead. My OE scorpions would lose air overnight. I checked them before every ride. Fortunately, I've never had a flat on a motorcycle while riding. Only at home from my bike sitting un loved.
« Last Edit: August 05, 2017, 02:06:08 AM by EscCtrl »
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