Thursday, January 27, 2011

What to Do if You Get a Flat Tire on a Motorcycle

Important info. I had a rear tire going flat on an interstate entrance ramp at speed. It felt like the rear end was sliding out which was freaking me out. I pulled over and discovered the rear tire was losing air fast because of a nail.

What to Do if You Get a Flat Tire on a Motorcycle: "How to deal with a motorcycle flat tire

Suffering a flat tire on a motorcycle can be a stressful experience: if it happens at speed, that familiar connection to the road is suddenly lost, leaving you struggling for control as you try to keep your motorcycle upright.

I recently suffered a flat (which I describe in this Triumph Bonneville Long Term Update and in our Forum), and I've since put together these Tips on How to Deal With a Flat Tire-- which covers everything from bike control to flat repair.

Check out my article (as well as this piece on tire maintenance), and if you've ever suffered a flat yourself, I encourage you to share your story here.


Photo © Basem Wasef; click for Tips on How to Deal With a Flat Tire


No comments: