what happens when you blow a tire going 30 mph?

Just a curious question? What can I expect if this happens?

Re: what happens when you blow a tire going 30 mph

Never done it, but it depends on which tire. Front I'd say you can expect a pop followed by a brief interlude of sparks and screeching followed very quickly by an upside-down view of your bike from the front followed by the bike landing on you.

Rear youd probly get the pop and then the feeling of riding in jello and then a bike on its side, hopefully with you behind it instead of in front of it.

Re: what happens when you blow a tire going 30 mph

sir thaddeusforemen /

Well this isn't something that should ever happen, which is always you make sure you check ur tires before going riding.

Re: what happens when you blow a tire going 30 mph

had this happen twice on the rear wheel. its not that bad, unless you are in the middle of a corner, then its bad.

basically if u are going in a striaght line you would barely notice, but once you move side to side it feels like your swingarm is loose and is hard to maintain balance.

what happens when you blow a tire going 30 mph?

my rear tire blew at about 35 going straight and it made the bike a bit wobbly, but i was able to stop before anything terrible happened. i wouldn't want my front tire to blow at that speed.

Re: what happens when you blow a tire going 30 mph

§ćŗάτçλmªřċ • /

I've had a blow out on the back tire as well. Probably only doing 25 but exactly as Harold and Travis described. Just squeeze both brakes and put your feet down, then either start fixing or (like I did) push your bike home.

Interested to hear of any front tire incidences.

~marc

Re: what happens when you blow a tire going 30 mph

There is only one thing to do if you are hauling ass and your tire blows......Take it to the limit bro! Juice the fuck out of the throttle, look for the nearest patch of sand, put one foot down, and swing that fucking ped sideways bro for the raddest skid out ever!

Re: what happens when you blow a tire going 30 mph

Edward Richardson /

Hitting the brakes on the wheel that has gone flat is not what you want to do since keeping the tire in a round rolling shape is good. Shredding it or popping it off the bead where it jams in the forks or swing arm makes things exciting, I hate exciting. Let off the gas and coast to the side, don't freak out, its not like you're driving a Ford SUV jacked to Jesus on Firestones.

Re: what happens when you blow a tire going 30 mph

Heres what the Michigan SOS says to do when you get a blowout:

If you have a blowout, hold the handle grips firmly, and concentrate on steering and maintaining a straight course. If the front tire blows, shift your weight as far back as you can. If the rear tire blows, do not shift your weight. Do not use either brake. Slowly close the throttle and coast. When your moped is going slowly and it is safe, edge to the side of the road and stop.

Re: excellent post from Joe

yea rear tire aint so bad, as long as it doesnt pop off and get caught up in shit. Ive had a flat rear and i didnt know for about a half a block or so.

ive had my wheel fall OFF while riding. Now that was a scare.

Re: excellent post from Joe

Tell the story about when your wheel fell of while riding.

Re: excellent post from Joe

yea this was in my infancy of moped repair, didnt understand how those chain tensioners/wheel aligners worked. so i basically just didnt use them, and apparently didnt torque the bolts down hard enough. eventually i hit a bump and im not exactly sure how, but my theory is that it jostled the wheel enough that it came out the front of the little recesses for the axle to sit in.

next thing i knew my chain broke as well as the brake cable and the wheel was resting uncomfortably between the swingarm and the fender. grossss. i was only going about 15-20, though, and travel with tools. so i was able to patch it up just enough to get it home.

Re: excellent post from Joe

I've always been a little nervous about the front axle mounting of my Puch. There isn't even as much thought put into keeping the axle attached if the nut loosens than is usually found on a bicycle - you know those washers with the bent extension on the top that inserts into a hole in the fork?

I've thought of adding something of my own but just never gotten around to it.

Re: excellent post from Joe

Yeah bro, just take it easy man, play it safe dude..........

Re: excellent post from Joe

§ćŗάτçλmªřċ • /

Yeah, I should have said gently squeeze... even though it's wrong, I guess I didn't feel like coasting much on a flat tire and risk messing up the rim so used a little braking for a bit of a quicker stop to minimize any further damage.

~marc

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