So a beautiful day today, rode around for about an hour, rode to the dentist.
Came home, goofed around a bit, then went to the Dr for an annual checkup. All good there. I go to another place to get the blood work done, no problem again.
Come outside, get geared up, sit on the bike and think, hmm, something not right here.
Get off and find a flat tire. Grrr.
(pic is while at home, see below)
Look at tire, nothing, roll it forward, nothing, roll it forward again, there it is, a nice screw in almost the middle of the tire.
again, this was take at home, not at the medical building
So much for Ride-On
preventing a leak. At least it does balance the tires...
I am about 12 miles from home, so I was about to call my wife to come get me so I could get some stuff to take care of it. Before I called, I was able to find someone with a cheapie air compressor that was able to get me aired up to around 20 PSI (took almost 30 minutes to do).
My sister lives about 4-5 miles from where I was, and they have a decent compressor, and worse case, I can fix it at her house.
I was able to get it to her house with the tire almost flat again (about 8 psi in it). I aired it up to 45 psi, waited 30 minutes to make sure it did not leak down completely (with traffic, it would take me at least 20 minutes to get home). After almost 45 minutes, it was down to about 30 psi, so figured I could make it home. Aired it up to 50 psi and made it home, was at 28 psi when I got home, and I could feel it.
Within another 20 minutes it was completely flat.
Ran up to Walmart and got a plug kit. Got it put in and it is filled with air again. I will need to check the pressure daily for a while to make sure it is holding.
And yes, I know plugs are supposed to only be temporary, internal patches are the proper fix, but I am not worried. I know of many that have used them for tens of thousands of miles with no issues, and I have used many in cars without problems either.
With the issues I had with getting the bead to seat on this tire, I am not breaking that bead till the tire is going in the trash.
And heck, speaking of tires, I have a car tire on my motorcycle, why should I care about safety.
Just glad it did not happen yesterday when I was out 75 miles from home.
So at least I now have a plug kit in my saddle bag to go along with my jump starter. just need to find a little inflator or one of those CO2 cartridge things.