Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

Re: When you have a flat tire?

Expand Messages
  • petermholmes
    ... That s a little overboard, don t you think? I haven t had a single flat in well over 50K on modern tires. ... Agreed. ... I thought that too, until my R50
    Message 1 of 10 , Apr 23, 2010
      > Only then will I consider taking the thing for an extended
      > trip away from home.

      That's a little overboard, don't you think? I haven't had a single flat in well over 50K on modern tires.

      > Personally I think it's a pathetic situation when we have gotten
      > so damn bogged down in technology that we can no longer change a
      > damn flat tire and have to have a motorcycle towed.


      > The TBS is a lot of fun to ride without the side car, but so is my
      > BMW '69 R69S without all the worries.

      I thought that too, until my R50 had a leeeetttlle tiny break in one of the wires in the alternator. Bike wouldn't start, and price of the replacement part IN 1975 was US$250.00 (to put it in perspective, at the time a rebuilt Chrysler alternator cost $US30.00). Superglue worked wonders, but the bike was out of my garage ASAP.

      Don't get me wrong; I like most BMW products. It's just that they're usually no more satisfying than and every bit as expensive to maintain as an American wife.
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.