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................Caused by a rear puncture at around 50mph, in an area where it was very difficult to pull over.

Things got very squirrelly for bit, but eventually got to an area where I could pull over to the side. From puncture to total deflation was about 5 secs (seemed to be), with a rapid decay in handling, until I could literally feel the tire moving and only being held on by the bead. But at no time did I ever feel as though I was in any danger, or even remotely heading beyond control.

I bled speed off easily, and once down to about 15mph or so, limp along until I could safely get off the carriageway.

Once off there, I called my wife to bring the tire repair kit. One bottle of sealant, and a few minutes on the 12v compressor, and I was ready to get on my way home. On that trip she handled as normal (below 50mph).

I think it's a testament to the soundness of the Burgs design, and the Michelin City Grip I have on, that nothing untoward happened.

Just for the record, the tire had been on for about 2,000miles (I normally run at 36psi), and had plenty of life left in it. A replacement City Grip ($62-95, plus $7.16 for a new valve, from Bike Bandit) is on order, and I'm going to have a go at replacing it myself. Aslo got some Dynabeads on order, and looking forward to trying them out!
 

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Re: An Interesting ride home on my 400 last night...........

Glad you made home safely! :thumbup:
Good luck with the new tire!!
 

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Re: An Interesting ride home on my 400 last night...........

I bet you were glad that you had warm weather too..... Not here...wind blowing like crazy and gonna get 5-10" of the heavy wet white stuff.... Oh..!!!! My back hurts already from just thinking about shoveling it
 

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Re: An Interesting ride home on my 400 last night...........

We got 6.5 inches of that white stuff here...
thought we'd send some your way...
just trying to be nice & share a bit :lol:
 

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Re: An Interesting ride home on my 400 last night...........

put ultraseal in ur tires so u don't have that problem - ask quantumrift about it
 

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Re: An Interesting ride home on my 400 last night...........

tomfelock said:
put ultraseal in ur tires so u don't have that problem - ask quantumrift about it
I'm planning on using dynabeads this time round, so I don't think the two are compatible.
 

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Re: An Interesting ride home on my 400 last night...........

A quick update.......

With the help of a $42 tire changer from Harbor Freight, I removed the wheel, and got the old tire off. Which turned out to be a really easy job.
Once I seen the rim, I'm glad my new tire won"t be arriving until Wednesday...so I'll have time to get the rough patches smothed out, and get it repainted, ready to receive the new tire & valve.

Dynabead kit will be in by then too.
 

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I use the KISS method and I'm also cheap. I installed both tires on my 400 yesterday and didn't spend anything other than the $85 cost of the tires. As I have done for the last 35 years, I break the tires down with a big C-clamp and a 1" thick block of wood. I then take the tire off and reinstall it with an old tire iron, small flat crow bar and a large hammer (I also use an old wash cloth to protect the rim. I have never balanced the tires and have never had one bounce. After I installed the tires yesterday, I got on the interstate and got up to 77 MPH (per gps) to make sure they were smooth.
 

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Re: An Interesting ride home on my 400 last night...........

Man, this thread has taken more turns than I do on my ride to work :lol:
 
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