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July 11, 2013 - 3 went

LAKE MICHIGAN TOUR (4 days)

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Added by A former member
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  • Janet

    Spectacular pics V! You are a fantastic photographer! Almost made me feel like I was along for the trip! Glad you guys had a good time and made it home safely.

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  • A former member

    Thank you, Janet. There were a couple dangerous situations but we are good and ready for next trips :) After I get a new tire of course.

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  • Jeff

    I just uploaded the non-duplicates that I have. I wish I could upload video as well. I tried the files section but the limitation of 10M is pretty hard to get under and have much content. Anyone know of a solution? V Do yu have a photo of your flat tire? You mentioned it was worn out but I'm wondering exactly what you mean. Did you hit something in the road, pick up a sharp object, or what? I'm curious how it lost air. That happened right after I split off going home I think. Glad you are okay, that's been in the back of my mind how to survive a high speed tire outage.

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  • A former member

    Jeff, about your video. You can upload it to youtube.com and place the link in the meetup comment\description section. About the tire. Yeah, right before the sawmill road, almost at a traffic light I have felt something wrong with handling. I stopped on a red signal. But when I started move again it was much harder to handle it. It was like you are moving by loose gravel. I decided stop and check it out. I stopped the engine and heard how the air goes out of tire. I did not hit anything and did not hear how the tube burst, but air gone out very quickly. Also there wasn't any visible damage... I just noticed that the tire was almost bald on right side from the center. I have not investigated what happened yet. I'll be busy this and next week. then I'm going to change the tire. I'll update you. I don't know if it's matter or not but I have read forums about tire pressure. (like this http://www.vtxoa.com/forums/showthread.php?74493-Tire-Pressure-on-the-VTX-1800) and pumped in 40/42 psi right before our trip. And I liked it more than my regular 32/34 psi. The bike became more responsive. Now Im thinking may be it was too much and tube just bursted? What do you think? Anybody welcome to comment this!

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  • Jeff

    Thanks for the video suggection, I will do that! Do you have a tube?Mine are tubeless tires. It will be interesting to inflate the tire and find where it's leaking out, that should tell a lot. Thanks for that link, I will check it out. Have a good vacation!

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