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Just so we can laugh this off. We have had 3 flats at 80 mph in 4 months. Two were tows because of the RIPS and one Sunday was a plug. Luckily got home on the last one. The first two were 10 days apart. Make jokes, its ok we need it.
Any one else want to try and beat that.

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Dang!!! Is it construction season in Florida???

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Hey All;

Just so we can laugh this off. We have had 3 flats at 80 mph in 4 months. Two were tows because of the RIPS and one Sunday was a plug. Luckily got home on the last one. The first two were 10 days apart. Make jokes, its ok we need it.
Any one else want to try and beat that.

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Thought this was going to be a Salt Flats LT speed record thread..........

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Thought this was going to be a Salt Flats LT speed record thread..........
Me too! Zeke quit following those carpenters around!

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Dang!!! Is it construction season in Florida???

Its always construction season here. But 1 in VA and 2 here. But in 40 years of riding, 5 in Fl. First 35 ONE flat. 5 years here 6, YES SIX total. It must be my animal magnetism.
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Can you give us a write up on the handling characteristics of the LT at 80 mph, with no air in a tire??

Dayum - I guess that's what they call "luck". Bad or good - you decide. I'm going with good, 'cuz you can still talk about it!

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Can you give us a write up on the handling characteristics of the LT at 80 mph, with no air in a tire??

Dayum - I guess that's what they call "luck". Bad or good - you decide. I'm going with good, 'cuz you can still talk about it!

Well. Its not a blowout its more a slow leak but very fast. maybe 1/4 mile. It seems to be a sound thing. The sound changes to a very low humm and then the back starts to wiggle and then shakes. I do not touch anything, no brakes, no throttle, nothing. Glide over slowing to the shoulder and pray you dont crash in traffic. The lip getting on to the shoulder is the most interesting. Especially 2 up like the last 2 were. WOW,WOW. I agree luck and 40 yrs experience. Dont panic I guess. Now Im a little skittish waiting for a flat, i hear every sound, even thru my headsets. But we will ride on to another adventure.

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....We have had 3 flats at 80 mph in 4 months.....
Slow down!

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Ok THATS IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Im done. Went yesterday to watch the shuttle launch, I had tickets to get close. 5 mile away and GUESS WHAT $#%$#@@#$# FLAT.
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Holy S*#t FLAT MAN, if it wasn't for bad luck you wouldn't have any luck at all.

Honestly though, sorry about your misfortune.

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We had a guy in the Mid-Michigan BMW Touring Club that had narcolepsy . He would fall a sleep wile riding his motorcycle, he would slow down , then run off the right side of the road . Right were all the nails & stuff like that end up ....He had more flat tires that you could shake a stick at ...



Sometimes , when he got nervous, he would fall a sleep . His wife would be giving him a talking to , & he'd fall a sleep ... She became his X-wife ... But she still worried about him , & she would ride in a car with his current girl friend & follow him to make sure he was OK . He rode out to California & back a few times with his X & his girl friend following in a car ... & they stayed in the same motel room Too ... .




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Sometimes , when he got nervous, he would fall a sleep . His wife would be giving him a talking to , & he'd fall a sleep ... She became his X-wife ... But she still worried about him , & she would ride in a car with his current girl friend & follow him to make sure he was OK . He rode out to California & back a few times with his X & his girl friend following in a car ... & they stayed in the same motel room Too ... .
Wonder what the motel room sounded like:

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He rode out to California & back a few times with his X & his girl friend following in a car ... & they stayed in the same motel room, too....
I admire a man that lives dangerously.....To the point of absurd stupidity....


I was wondering more like what does the "crime scene" look like in the morning?

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Wow, I can't imagine even being in the same state with my X much less a motel room

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