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Old 04-16-2018, 07:05 PM   #1
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Got a flat, stuck in mountain view 4.16.18 (handled)

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, 07:10 PM   #2
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Where do you need to go and how bad is the flat? Can it be plugged?
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Old 04-16-2018, 07:31 PM   #3
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I have a patch kit and might be able to help. PM sent to the OP...
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Old 04-16-2018, 07:47 PM   #4
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hey yall, got a ride home from a friend.

The bike is sitting in my gym's parking lot off of shoreline ave, close to central expressway

The puncture isnt MASSIVE but the tire is 100% flat at this point. I was going to go and deal with it in the morning.

There's a shop super close, Cal Moto mountain view, but it seems that every motorcycle shop agreed to be closed on mondays, so I'll try and get it there tomrrow


if anyone is available to help me out in the morning, id greatly appreciate it
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Old 04-16-2018, 07:50 PM   #5
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Bring some plugs with you in the morning, even if you can't plug it 100% you can likely get it to hold enough air to limp to the shop.
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Old 04-16-2018, 07:59 PM   #6
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Bring some plugs with you in the morning, even if you can't plug it 100% you can likely get it to hold enough air to limp to the shop.
Sadly i do not own any plugs. Are there any shops on the peninsula that would carry them?
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Old 04-16-2018, 08:04 PM   #7
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Sadly i do not own any plugs. Are there any shops on the peninsula that would carry them?
Any auto parts store, or even most gas stations. They aren't moto specific.

I am assuming this is for your CBR650 and you have tubeless tires.

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Old 04-16-2018, 08:27 PM   #8
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Im open on Mondays and carry your size of tire. Unfortunately i do not patch.

Good luck with getting it straightened out
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Old 04-16-2018, 08:52 PM   #9
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Im open on Mondays and carry your size of tire. Unfortunately i do not patch.

Good luck with getting it straightened out

I think i actually called you guys right after it happened, but I had just gotten off the freeway and the tire was flat as hell so I didnt want to ride much further.


Thanks for reaching out! If i can get it patched tomorrow morning I'll give you a call
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Old 04-16-2018, 08:55 PM   #10
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You might want to start carrying plugs, along with a pressure gauge and means to inflate your tire, and you'll be good to go next time within minutes, depending on how long it takes to inflate your tire.

Shops may not do it for you--though they'll happily sell you a new tire.

If it's a rear tire I'll ride it with plugs until worn out. Front tire? Maybe until I could replace it, or dismount it and install a patch.
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Old 04-17-2018, 05:48 AM   #11
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For peace of mind, join the AMA and get their towing service. $49 a year for the whole thing. And you can use it for your cars too.

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Old 04-17-2018, 06:43 AM   #12
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I have one of these inflators. It's small and can inflate a tire if you don't mind waiting a few minutes. I use it when I go off road, drop the pressure to 15 psi, then have to get them back up to the low 30's to ride back home on the road.
https://www.amazon.com/Slime-40020-T...3975895&sr=8-9

I also have one of these plug kits that I've used exactly once out on the road - to patch someone else's tire.
https://www.amazon.com/Stop-Go-1000-...3976029&sr=1-4

Both of my current bikes have tubes, so I carry those kinds of patches too.
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Old 04-18-2018, 05:44 PM   #13
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Cool. Does your bike have a cigarette lighter socket?
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Cool. Does your bike have a cigarette lighter socket?
No. I soldered on one of those plugs that the Battery Tender uses with the polarity such that I could connect directly to the battery to use it. Works on both of my bikes and should work on any other bike with one of those charger plugs.
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Old 04-19-2018, 05:08 AM   #15
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