What happens puncture a tire while riding ?

MasterSlimes

2021
CB650R
Jun 4, 2021
New Brunswick, Canada
Riding Since
1990
I was wondering if anyone had a tire puncture/blow out and at what speed ? What happens...does the tire retain shape, or do you get knocked over the handlebars ?
Any one experience this yet ?
 

miweber929

2014
CBR650F
650 Alumnus
Staff
Feb 13, 2015
Woodbury, MN
I had a rear one after going just over 100mph on my old VFR. I was exiting the freeway where I had been riding like an idiot one night and as I slowed down the back end started getting wobbly. I was able to maintain control and come to a stop, then slowly ride home the mile or so away.

Never had a front one on the road, a couple off-road, though. Pretty much the same thing.
 

Jerry

2016
CBR650F ABS
May 18, 2017
The Netherlands
Often enough nothing happens. My brother had a tyre puncture and didn't notice until he got off the bike and he saw a big fat bolt sticking out of his rear tyre
 

Motojack

2019
CBR650R
May 26, 2019
Had a near flat rear tire once. Bike felt wobbly and shaking as I accelerated and cornered. It was difficult to lean the bike and once you got it past a certain point it just wanted to tip over.
 

Enrico

2018
CB650F ABS
Mar 28, 2019
Had a puncture while riding, the bike started to feel unstable and wobble as far as I can remember. You slow down and stop as soon as you can and get off.
 

CrazyTugz

2019
CB650R ABS
Mar 23, 2020
Portugal
Riding Since
2019
Had one, noticed the psi was getting lower faster than was supposed, just pressed the bolt into the tire to reach my dealership
 

kingn8dogg

2014
CBR650F
Sep 23, 2019
Portland
Riding Since
2005
It really depends on the enTIRE setup. I had a rear flat on my supermoto and I think I kteppt on commuting a couple days before accepting reality. It felt a bit off but I just blamed the road conditions. Very low profile stiff, sidewalls, and bike only about 250 pounds so no visual indicators. On the other hand, my overweight KZ with its' giant flimsy sidewalls, if it just gets a little low on tire pressure from being ignored to long, I can hardly even push it across the garage.
 

Goblin

2019
CB650R ABS
Sep 2, 2019
When cleaning my bike I saw that there was a nail in my rear tire. Didn’t notice it the day before during riding. I checked the pressure and it was a little bit lower (so leaking slowly). When i was paying the bill I asked the garage owner why it is usually the rear tire that gets punctured. He said that this is because you usually drive over it with your front wheel first and the force pushes the nail straight into the rear tire. I actually never had a front puncture 🤷‍♂️. Im not completely convinced about this theory, maybe someone has a more convincing explanation?
 

miweber929

2014
CBR650F
650 Alumnus
Staff
Feb 13, 2015
Woodbury, MN
When cleaning my bike I saw that there was a nail in my rear tire. Didn’t notice it the day before during riding. I checked the pressure and it was a little bit lower (so leaking slowly). When i was paying the bill I asked the garage owner why it is usually the rear tire that gets punctured. He said that this is because you usually drive over it with your front wheel first and the force pushes the nail straight into the rear tire. I actually never had a front puncture 🤷‍♂️. Im not completely convinced about this theory, maybe someone has a more convincing explanation?
That’s what I’ve been told as well: as something is laying in the road on its side, your front tire kicks it upright and it punctures into the rear tire as it rolls over it. Something like an 80/20 split for rear tire to front tire punctures ratio.
 

Enrico

2018
CB650F ABS
Mar 28, 2019
That’s what I’ve been told as well: as something is laying in the road on its side, your front tire kicks it upright and it punctures into the rear tire as it rolls over it. Something like an 80/20 split for rear tire to front tire punctures ratio.
That is what AA man told me when I called them out to screw in rear tyre. It was a new tyre only a few hundred miles old and it couldn't be mended because side was split as well, so I had to fork out for another new tyre .
 
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