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Re: Front tyre blowout at 120
« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2014, 03:31:32 pm »
Same thing happened to me except I managed to save it at 140, short story, I replaced my front tire,the one in the pic can`t recall the name, but left for Sani pass the Friday, no hassles till the second switch back on Sani going down the front tube burst popping the tire of the rim, long story short,put the tire back and continued slowly with a front flat to Himeville where I replaced the tube. Sunday returned to GP,no problems. Monday going back home at 140 the front tube burst again,managed to save it. Got it home and remove the tire and replace it with the one I always use. Only thing I can think of is that the tubes were to big for the tire and somehow rubbed and generates heat till a point it failed.

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Re: Front tyre blowout at 120
« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2014, 03:34:01 pm »
Ek is ook nou net so bang! ha ha. :lol8:
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Re: Front tyre blowout at 120
« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2014, 03:49:20 pm »
A front tyre blowout and a chain snapping and locking the back wheel are my greatest fears.



my chain fell off and locked the wheel , but luckilly at 25km/h.  I was shit scared after that.

It happened to me once on my MTX50.
+-60km/h on a downhill tar road the chain snapped and locked the back wheel.
I fell but got off lightly.
And why did the chain snap, you might ask?
I was out of masterlinks, so I used a nail (spyker) to join the two links together.   :biggrin:
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Re: Front tyre blowout at 120
« Reply #23 on: January 24, 2014, 04:08:02 pm »
A front tyre blowout and a chain snapping and locking the back wheel are my greatest fears.



my chain fell off and locked the wheel , but luckilly at 25km/h.  I was shit scared after that.

It happened to me once on my MTX50.
+-60km/h on a downhill tar road the chain snapped and locked the back wheel.
I fell but got off lightly.
And why did the chain snap, you might ask?
I was out of masterlinks, so I used a nail (spyker) to join the two links together.   :biggrin:

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Re: Front tyre blowout at 120
« Reply #24 on: January 24, 2014, 04:17:04 pm »
Ek moet toegee - dit was nie my trotste dag nie.

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Re: Front tyre blowout at 120
« Reply #25 on: January 24, 2014, 04:23:23 pm »
Would be interesting to know what tyre you had on, I've also had a flat in front, bt never blowouts.  But I am parranoid and always looks at my front tyre if I feel the slightest floating sensation, that also almost cost me a fall. My ketting het ook al afgekom, maar gelukkig net gesleep en nie vasgedraai nie. 
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Re: Front tyre blowout at 120
« Reply #26 on: January 24, 2014, 04:46:05 pm »
Ek is ook nou net so bang! ha ha. :lol8:

Ek is nou so bewerig, ek dink ek sal oppad huistoe maar moet stop en so 'ietsie' vat by die local ! ::)
 

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Re: Front tyre blowout at 120
« Reply #27 on: January 24, 2014, 05:14:23 pm »
Lucky man!

Tyre weld or those foams you can spray in for punctures , might be a good idea to have the foam in permanently?
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« Reply #28 on: January 24, 2014, 06:51:54 pm »
I think it there are more 'forces' at play when shit like this happens.  In 12 seconds the are not much time for anything other than thinking about your sins, the bank manager and the devorce lawyer.  My eerste gedagte was 'hie ko kak'.  

Wil net die wat my nie ken inlig, ek val baie, sommer so gereeld dat ek spaar spieeltjies reg hou.  ek moet agter my kyk wie jaag my, Polisie, duiwel of my beskermengel. (ek het velede maand sommer altwee die pillion pegs afgebreek by die lughawe -drie keer binne 2 minute geval  :laughing4: dis 'n storie vir 'n ander keer.

I normally ride with moerse knobblies ( TKC80) up front. So bad on long tar stretches that my hands go numb from the vibratitions. Must sometimes clench my teeth to keep the fillings in. Grappie nie so erg. Ek pomp die band so by die 3 bar dan kry ek maklik 18000km.  Ek het egter 'n Metzeler Sahara (90/90/21) met nog baie loop persent gekry.  Die band was 'n nagmerrie van die begin af.  die fiets het skielik tank slap op 60kph gekry.  'n Paar keer so geskrik dat my holwange soos 'n haas se neus gemaak het toe ek per ongeluk beide hande gebruik het om visor skoon te maak.
DIT WAS DAAI BAND OP DIE FIETS.

Maybe the bike could have been more controlable with my 'traditional' TKC ot Mitas looking at the history of the Sahara.  die Sahara het 'n groter karkas en dus is daar meer rubber wat heen en weer kan beweeg tussen die teer en die rim. (Thicker rubber not always better me thinks.  It sometimes reduce the sensation or feel.  Sal moet kyk as ek weer goed vir die plesierspier kry.)

Ek het nie werklik oorweeg om te staan nie. ek sou net verder val and trying to keep the black eye plugged pight require more concentration that keeping the bike under control.  At least I only fell and not shat myself as well. (might have nipped a turtle head in the process though  :o )

One thing is for sure. I will gladly spend the R1600.00 odd for a tyre monitor kit (the 2 wheel bike type from Bike 2 Bike).  The irony of it all was that we got off the gravel about 2 km before where I made a full 360 circle on the tar and checked the tyre 'boepens', all was still 100%

@spoedvark, I used the tyre goo before and you are right, it could be a life saver. ek gooi enige dag 'n binneband weg en nie my fiets. And pleeeze do not come with the crap about affecting balance etc etc. I f it could save my life I can live with the external 'altzhimers' or is it 'parkinsons' naa maybe 'impotence'.

On another topic.
I also had a chain drop rear lockup in Plumstead (CT) on a wet road. Was lucky to cut up a driveway through a open slippery grass field with only trees to doge, down the pavement, over the other street, up another driveway, over more grass, dodging more trees to finally 'tip over' because I did not realised I already stopped and had to take my feet off the pegs.  Daai ketting was so slap ek het hom sommer met 'n stokkie opgesit sonder om my hande vuil te maak.

Some of my 'offs'
En, ek het die fiets nie 2 uur gehad toe ek my eerste val aanteken,  In die kaapse winter was ek die juwelier se pel so baie horlosies het ek gekoop.  My laaste val was langs Karel Bremer toe die N1 nog in aanbou was.  Net die onderbroek en een kous was heel. (dit was toe fietse nog daai wye crashbars moes h en ATTGAT 'n vloekwoord was.)  Ek was op die dokter se inspeksie bed vasgedruk sodat hy die padwerk klippies uit my lyf moes haal.  Dan was daar Roosbome langs die voorhuis wat ek sommer sonder seremonie vir die Tannie uitgehaal het met daai selfde crashbars en toe sommer in die middel van die kruising 'aan die slaap geraak het' sodat die motors om my moes ry. Too much VINO can relax the muscels  (donner hoe spel mens 'spiere' in die rooi taal?)

I only landed in hospital once but looking at the red lines under the words in this post (spelchecker) it looks like the British invasion in Utrecht.


About ride reports.  Here are a few links to trips end reports I did

http://bmwmccc.org.za/beginners-rit-na-gansbaai

http://bmwmccc.org.za/beginners-rit-na-gansbaai-deel-2-finale

http://bmwmccc.org.za/east-london-baviaans-teaser-26-km-6-hours

http://bmwmccc.org.za/mosselbay-caledon-almost-only-gravel-directions-looking-sun-july-2012

http://bmwmccc.org.za/orapa-botswana-toe-en-terug

« Last Edit: January 24, 2014, 07:07:37 pm by Weedkiller - Adie »
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Re: Front tyre blowout at 120
« Reply #29 on: January 24, 2014, 07:28:28 pm »
A much better choice would be to fill your tubes with Tyre Shield, at least it works, not like the spray can foam.
It will seal a puncture unless it's a huge one, and the tyre will not deflate. Have also been looking at the Tubliss system, it also has a run-flat feature, but quite expensive, and your tyre will still go flat, I am going with Tyre Shield, and a lot cheaper. I sometimes ride in challenging places and that tires me out, no energy left to fix a puncture in the heat!
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« Reply #30 on: January 27, 2014, 09:37:24 am »
I think it there are more 'forces' at play when shit like this happens.  In 12 seconds the are not much time for anything other than thinking about your sins, the bank manager and the devorce lawyer.  My eerste gedagte was 'hie ko kak'.  

Wil net die wat my nie ken inlig, ek val baie, sommer so gereeld dat ek spaar spieeltjies reg hou.  ek moet agter my kyk wie jaag my, Polisie, duiwel of my beskermengel. (ek het velede maand sommer altwee die pillion pegs afgebreek by die lughawe -drie keer binne 2 minute geval  :laughing4: dis 'n storie vir 'n ander keer.

I normally ride with moerse knobblies ( TKC80) up front. So bad on long tar stretches that my hands go numb from the vibratitions. Must sometimes clench my teeth to keep the fillings in. Grappie nie so erg. Ek pomp die band so by die 3 bar dan kry ek maklik 18000km.  Ek het egter 'n Metzeler Sahara (90/90/21) met nog baie loop persent gekry.  Die band was 'n nagmerrie van die begin af.  die fiets het skielik tank slap op 60kph gekry.  'n Paar keer so geskrik dat my holwange soos 'n haas se neus gemaak het toe ek per ongeluk beide hande gebruik het om visor skoon te maak.
DIT WAS DAAI BAND OP DIE FIETS.

Maybe the bike could have been more controlable with my 'traditional' TKC ot Mitas looking at the history of the Sahara.  die Sahara het 'n groter karkas en dus is daar meer rubber wat heen en weer kan beweeg tussen die teer en die rim. (Thicker rubber not always better me thinks.  It sometimes reduce the sensation or feel.  Sal moet kyk as ek weer goed vir die plesierspier kry.)

Ek het nie werklik oorweeg om te staan nie. ek sou net verder val and trying to keep the black eye plugged pight require more concentration that keeping the bike under control.  At least I only fell and not shat myself as well. (might have nipped a turtle head in the process though  :o )

One thing is for sure. I will gladly spend the R1600.00 odd for a tyre monitor kit (the 2 wheel bike type from Bike 2 Bike).  The irony of it all was that we got off the gravel about 2 km before where I made a full 360 circle on the tar and checked the tyre 'boepens', all was still 100%

@spoedvark, I used the tyre goo before and you are right, it could be a life saver. ek gooi enige dag 'n binneband weg en nie my fiets. And pleeeze do not come with the crap about affecting balance etc etc. I f it could save my life I can live with the external 'altzhimers' or is it 'parkinsons' naa maybe 'impotence'.

On another topic.
I also had a chain drop rear lockup in Plumstead (CT) on a wet road. Was lucky to cut up a driveway through a open slippery grass field with only trees to doge, down the pavement, over the other street, up another driveway, over more grass, dodging more trees to finally 'tip over' because I did not realised I already stopped and had to take my feet off the pegs.  Daai ketting was so slap ek het hom sommer met 'n stokkie opgesit sonder om my hande vuil te maak.

Some of my 'offs'
En, ek het die fiets nie 2 uur gehad toe ek my eerste val aanteken,  In die kaapse winter was ek die juwelier se pel so baie horlosies het ek gekoop.  My laaste val was langs Karel Bremer toe die N1 nog in aanbou was.  Net die onderbroek en een kous was heel. (dit was toe fietse nog daai wye crashbars moes h en ATTGAT 'n vloekwoord was.)  Ek was op die dokter se inspeksie bed vasgedruk sodat hy die padwerk klippies uit my lyf moes haal.  Dan was daar Roosbome langs die voorhuis wat ek sommer sonder seremonie vir die Tannie uitgehaal het met daai selfde crashbars en toe sommer in die middel van die kruising 'aan die slaap geraak het' sodat die motors om my moes ry. Too much VINO can relax the muscels  (donner hoe spel mens 'spiere' in die rooi taal?)

I only landed in hospital once but looking at the red lines under the words in this post (spelchecker) it looks like the British invasion in Utrecht.


About ride reports.  Here are a few links to trips end reports I did

http://bmwmccc.org.za/beginners-rit-na-gansbaai

http://bmwmccc.org.za/beginners-rit-na-gansbaai-deel-2-finale

http://bmwmccc.org.za/east-london-baviaans-teaser-26-km-6-hours

http://bmwmccc.org.za/mosselbay-caledon-almost-only-gravel-directions-looking-sun-july-2012

http://bmwmccc.org.za/orapa-botswana-toe-en-terug


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Re: Front tyre blowout at 120
« Reply #31 on: January 27, 2014, 10:29:04 am »
Shit - bly jy is ok Adie - waar is die video ???
 

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Re: Front tyre blowout at 120
« Reply #32 on: January 27, 2014, 02:52:16 pm »
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Re: Front tyre blowout at 120
« Reply #33 on: January 27, 2014, 02:55:22 pm »
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Re: Front tyre blowout at 120
« Reply #34 on: January 27, 2014, 03:35:55 pm »
Wow nie cool nie. Bly jy is okay. daai pic met die panier wat so plat is maak my skriks dit moes n' masiewe hou gewees het.
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Re: Front tyre blowout at 120
« Reply #35 on: January 27, 2014, 06:28:54 pm »
...and locking the back wheel are my greatest fears.



No problem for me. I just pull in the clutch  :peepwall:
 

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Re: Front tyre blowout at 120
« Reply #36 on: January 27, 2014, 08:32:21 pm »
Glad you are okay. Had a front blow out @ 120 too with wife on the back, trailwing tire, old ass tube.

Luckily I was in a straight line going uphill on the AT, felt a wobble starting, closed accelerator and pulled in clutch. Just kept it straight till we got to standstill. I got a moerse fright, when we got to standstill, wife asked me why we stopped, she didn't even realize I was fighting to stay up.

It keeps bothering me that if we came down, she wouldn't have braced for it.

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Re: Front tyre blowout at 120
« Reply #37 on: January 28, 2014, 05:48:52 am »
...and locking the back wheel are my greatest fears.



No problem for me. I just pull in the clutch  :peepwall:

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Re: Front tyre blowout at 120
« Reply #38 on: January 28, 2014, 08:36:56 am »
Well done for surviving this !
Know what a ring tightening moment that can be

Not fun, had a valve detach itself from the front tube at 120 on the way to the Hogsback Bash some years ago....
Was a hairy moment, but kept it up. Thank goodness, as it was a borrowed bike.

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Re: Front tyre blowout at 120
« Reply #39 on: January 28, 2014, 08:44:33 am »
Shoe,

Bly jy het darem ATGATT aangehad en dat jy hier is om die storie te vertel :thumleft:

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