Feel of a rear flat tire - GL1800Riders
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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-15-2017, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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Feel of a rear flat tire

Yesterday riding in the Ozarks, my rear tire went flat. The only clue I had was a slight pressure from the handle bars that changed from left to right with my lane position. I was surprised that there was no wobbling or fish tailing, like I had experienced on a Harley Road King some years ago.

For those who have had rear flats while riding: have you had similar experiences?

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Are you using a runflat CT? I rode one flat and didn't notice anything till went to make a slow turn off the road.
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What brand and model tire are you running?
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Yesterday riding in the Ozarks, my rear tire went flat. The only clue I had was a slight pressure from the handle bars that changed from left to right with my lane position. I was surprised that there was no wobbling or fish tailing, like I had experienced on a Harley Road King some years ago.

For those who have had rear flats while riding: have you had similar experiences?
I think this post is a great advertisement for a TPMS on the bike.

I had a flat with a Michelin RF and the handling felt sluggish at about 50 mph and it rumbled a bit at parking lot speeds. It actually took me a bit to realize what was going on.

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I have had a total of three flats on my Dunlops. Two on E3's and just last week on my E4.
The only reason I knew they were flat was because the light on my TPMS came on.

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I've had 3 or 4 rear flats over the last several years. Dunlop E3's and Bridgestone G704's. There was nothing dramatic. At first
it wouldn't lean as well. Kind of like the feeling of a car tire, but much worse. The last couple times with TPMS, I knew
I had a flat before I noticed the low pressure light.
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I've had several flats in my lifetime, they've all been different in how they feel. I guess a lot depends on the bike and/or the tire.
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So, could you all share what caused your flat? If you know? Hit a serious square edged pot hole yesterday and made me stop to check my tires in a parking lot. A guy coming out of store asked if everything was ok, I said the roads could be better, but that''s another thread...
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I have had a total of three flats on my Dunlops. Two on E3's and just last week on my E4.
The only reason I knew they were flat was because the light on my TPMS came on.
Dunlops have very stiff side walls. My rear tire held up the bike with 0 tire pressure.

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