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Old 04-16-2018, 06:37 PM   #1
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4/16/18: Got a flat and bike is "stuck" at gym parking lot.

Apologies if this is in the wrong forum, I will happily delete and re-make

As the title says, hit something on the freeway and was lucky enough to not go down, but by the time i got to the gym, i realized my back tire had been punctured.


Does anyone know of any shops that tow / towing services located in/near mountain view CA that can get me back up and running?
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Old 04-16-2018, 07:01 PM   #2
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Old 04-16-2018, 07:17 PM   #3
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They use Ambroz Tows to retrieve bikes.

Call Ambroz to set up the pickup and have it dropped at Santa Clara Cycle.
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Old 04-16-2018, 07:59 PM   #4
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If not resolved, which gym? I live near MV and have AAA. Free 50 mile tow.
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Old 04-17-2018, 06:20 AM   #5
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If not resolved, which gym? I live near MV and have AAA. Free 50 mile tow.
Most AAA memberships don't cover motorcycles. You need their top-tier service, which IIRC, is 200 miles towing/year covered.
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Old 04-17-2018, 06:46 AM   #6
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Please pick just one forum to post requests like this. Your post in General should have covered it.
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Old 04-17-2018, 02:43 PM   #7
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Don't leave the bike there over night, it likely won't be there tomorrow.

Youtube how to use a rope patch. Do it.

Get yourself roadside service through AAA or AMA.
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Old 05-02-2018, 01:09 AM   #8
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Most AAA memberships don't cover motorcycles. You need their top-tier service, which IIRC, is 200 miles towing/year covered.
Thanks for catching my error.

Below are two memberships that help out motorcyclists ...

AAA Plus RV Members:
Motorcycles and scooters are eligible for fuel delivery, locksmith/lockout, winching/extrication services and towing up to 100 miles per incident. To the extent that motorcycle services are not available, AAA will reimburse for covered services at the then-current current commercial rate for the region.

Premier Membership:
Motorcycles and scooters are eligible for winching/extrication services, and towing (1 tow up to 200 miles, and the remaining 3 tows up to 100 miles per incident).
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Old 05-02-2018, 05:59 AM   #9
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https://membership.calstate.aaa.com/.../choose-a-plan has a line "Motorcycle Roadside Services" and only Premier is checked
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Old 05-02-2018, 07:54 AM   #10
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https://membership.calstate.aaa.com/.../choose-a-plan has a line "Motorcycle Roadside Services" and only Premier is checked
Yeah I'm not seeing a "PLUS RV" option, only regular "PLUS." Perhaps something that has to be specially ordered at your AAA club? Nevertheless, the jump from "PLUS" to "PREMIER" is only $28/year.
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Old 05-02-2018, 09:32 AM   #11
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https://membership.calstate.aaa.com/.../choose-a-plan has a line "Motorcycle Roadside Services" and only Premier is checked
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Yeah I'm not seeing a "PLUS RV" option, only regular "PLUS." Perhaps something that has to be specially ordered at your AAA club? Nevertheless, the jump from "PLUS" to "PREMIER" is only $28/year.
My bad, that wasn't Cal State AAA.
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Old 05-02-2018, 05:56 PM   #12
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plugging a tire is easy peasy with a tire plug kit.. Just do it and fill up with a foot pump. Saves you a lot of grief. Obviously it is applicable only if the flat is fixable.
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Old 05-03-2018, 05:05 AM   #13
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plugging a tire is easy peasy with a tire plug kit.. Just do it and fill up with a foot pump. Saves you a lot of grief. Obviously it is applicable only if the flat is fixable.
When is the last time you pumped up a motorcycle tire with a foot pump? That right there is likely to cause "a lot of grief".
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Old 05-03-2018, 06:38 AM   #14
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When is the last time you pumped up a motorcycle tire with a foot pump? That right there is likely to cause "a lot of grief".
and it always occurs when the temp. is 80+, with no shade to be found,sweating like a pig after 10 pumps......
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Old 05-03-2018, 08:19 AM   #15
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When is the last time you pumped up a motorcycle tire with a foot pump? That right there is likely to cause "a lot of grief".
Jan 1st 2018. No kidding. My first ever flat on a ride.

One plug and about 5 minutes of pumping got me upto 28-30 PSI. enough to ride home. It's not that bad at all.
this exact foot pump. $10 + $5 for plugs (thanks to my friend who did a run to Walmart nearby to pick them up). I have a small 12V pump from aerostich but it happened to be in my other bike on that day.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Bell-Spor...&wl13=&veh=sem

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