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I dropped the throttle on my 1800F the other day and hit 105 mph in seconds...impressive! Was the first time Ive done it since buying the bike new a few months back...so Im at a traffice light a few minutes later and a kind gentleman in cage tells me my rear tire is very low, I thank him and think he might be mistaken cause the f model has low profile tires that APPEAR to me low most of the time, also I checked my air pressure two wks earlier...but would ck it anyway...

I get home two minutes later and take a look at the tires...the front felt fine, the rear tire looked/felt slightly low..a lb or two down at most I thought...I put an air pressure gauge on it , front was 38 lbs..fine...rear I had to ck four times...I was in dissbelief, EIGHT lbs of air in my rear tire....whooaaa, was doing a 100+ on the highway ten minutes earlier....jesus! after a little examination found a nail stuck dead center...learned two things from this, from now on Im cking the air pressure before EVERY ride ... and the 1800f can do 100+ mph with 8 lbs air pressure in the rear tire :D I feel very fortunate for sure, hope this helps someone else....
 

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Sometimes luck is better than skill. Thank God that rear tire didn't shred and come off the rear wheel at 100mph. Glad no harm came to you.
Bry
 

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Glad you came out of that without incident.
My bike is kept in a trailer, inside my garage (saves space). I keep a pressure guage right at the enterance of the trailer so it's a quick pic up and I check every single time before heading out. Many years ago, I had a similar incident where I had minimal air in my rear. At highway speeds only a mile after leaving the house, I developed a wicked rear end wobble but I kept it up. Could not get my heart back into my chest for hours thus why I now check every single time.
 

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It only takes once to make checking air pressure "more important".

Just thank your maker it wasn't a more Serious.. "once"

I check my tire pressure regularly. Just remember, its supposed to be "Cold PSI" not "Hot PSI" so check it before you take off and get those tires good and hot.

-Gonz
 

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Glad you didn't blow the tire! I went through a few inner tubes on my 1300 the first year I had it. I pulled in to work one day and as I turned the corner, the bike felt harder than normal to turn. Parked and notice rear was low. After inspection, I saw I had picked up a nail somewhere and it went flat the last hundred yards from the entrance to the parking area.
 

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A few months back on my old Suzuki m50 I blew a rear tire during a left turn. I didn't drop the bike though but I did pull a hamstring fighting to keep the bike up. Talk about a scary ride.....
 

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wow

i am glad that worked out ok you could have really got hurt.something to think about before hitting the saddle,check air:mosh:
 

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Thanks brothers, you guys are awesome! Ive had dangerous jobs my whole life and was thrilled to make it to retirement in one piece...well mostly :D ......It woulda really sucked gettin taken out by a nail...Im def thankin the man upstairs...


Ill be cking my tire pressure EVERY time I ride from now on...and I thought my bud was being a weenie cking his air pressure every wk...he was the smart one! :choppersm
 

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Maybe a blessing in disguise, glad that you didn't get into a serious problem. Wishing you well.
 

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At the beginning of spring this year my tire looked low, so without having a pressure gauge with me I put a few pounds in it. Bike still felt squirrely in turns. I rode about 150 with the lady on the back and finally checked the pressure....... I was running 80 POUNDS in the rear tire!!! Glad you are ok.
 
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