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    It was a great ride until.....

    Yikes! tears in both tires from a nasty sharp rock on a back road... it was not big but boy oh boy I hit it just right

    Was able to ride it to a stop with incident

    Thank-goodness my daughter was home, only an hour away and I have a trailer!

    So what do people do when this happens in the middle of nowhere?

    A pair of K60 scouts coming to my local shop express over night so I can get back to my explorations.

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    Zounds!!!!! That is a one in a million event. Thank goodness all you lost were tires, time and likely a pair of skivvies.
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    Wow. Near perfect slice. Were you riding in a field full of obsidian?

    No wonder there's no road hazard warranties on bike tires eh?

    Glad to hear you're OK.
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    Ouch.....

    I guess if that happened to me I'd get comfortable and see if the roadside assistance with my BMWMOA membership actually works, though that assumes there's cell phone reception in the middle of nowhere

    Sorry to hear your ride was ruined, but at least you and the bike made it out of the situation safely
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    Quote Originally Posted by happy wanderer View Post
    Wow. Near perfect slice. Were you riding in a field full of obsidian?

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    Nope... Nice packed gravel road with one perfectly placed rock slightly embedded to hold it's ground as I hit it cornering a right turn... Shadows and sunlight combo coming through the trees made it difficult to see as I came into the corner... it was a bit of a surprise when there was little control in the front end all of a sudden. The rear was sliced at the same time but it maintained some air for about 3 miles. Actually if the back had not given out I could have got to a shop within about 25miles... Bike drove pretty good keeping the front lite at about 35 to 40mph and sitting back far... But in the end the rear only got me out to the main road before giving up it's air too

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRAHAMM View Post

    So what do people do when this happens in the middle of nowhere?
    When I went to Alaska, Yukon, NWT I carried tubes for such an emergency.

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    WOW.......
    Was this on your GS?
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    Were you cornering pretty sharply?

    Because if appears to me that that particular "lug" on the tire gripped so well, or was "grabbed" by the rock that caused the "lug" to pull away from the tire and tear - almost off the tire, pulling the layers of belts along with it until it was no longer being "grabbed." Could that have been or was there an excessively sharp rock edge that did this to the front and then also did it to the rear?

    I am glad, however, that you are OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmylee View Post
    Were you cornering pretty sharply?

    I am glad, however, that you are OK.
    Nope, nice corner not too tight... Looks more like slice than a tear.

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    Nah...some hunter took a pot shot at you:

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    Happy to say I was back up and riding in in 26hrs

    went with Heidenau K60 Scouts, a shop just outside of Toronto (Avicious Cycle) had them in stock and shipped them to a local Husky dealer (Cameron Cycle) where they were mounted on the rims that I dropped off.

    so far I really like the performance of these tires... great at highway speeds with good control in Gravel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weasel View Post
    Nah...some hunter took a pot shot at you:

    mighty good shot to coordinate the synchronization of two shots such that he got both tires

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    '92 R100GS '81 R100/t brittrunyon's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by GRAHAMM View Post
    Looks great.
    Way to go.
    but, not to rain on your parade.....
    I put same tires on a 92 GS and after 1,500 miles had issues with a bead leak in the front.
    & it's not a new problem with these tires on our bikes.
    ADV link.... http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=771936
    Mine.... http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ight=bead+leak

    I would monitor the pressures closely for several hundred miles.
    Hope you don't have the bead leak issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brittrunyon View Post
    I would monitor the pressures closely for several hundred miles.
    Hope you don't have the bead leak issue.
    Ride Safe
    Thanks for the heads up.

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