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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 05-23-2015, 06:18 AM Thread Starter
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Having a bit of a look around before going for a ride and found this.
I knew that the tyre was getting low so was keeping an eye on it.
I found this and started to think i am lucky i saw this because an XCT rear tyre is surrounded by guards and panniers etc.
Glad I discovered this at home and not 500 klms from home and no tyre shops within cooee. Could make for nerve racking ride home!


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Don't you carry a flat repair kit.....?

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Wow, glad you found that and that nothing happened.
I guess we should all take a little extra time to check the bike over once in a while.
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Mate that tyre is bald as

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That's a blowout waiting to happen , good find , and it probably is your lucky day .

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14800 klms old, thinking about going dark side


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Don't you carry a flat repair kit.....?

Pressure can I carry would not fix this when/ if it poped


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Mate that tyre is bald as

Still legal (just)😁


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Your not lucky, You're smart' How many riders take the time to check their tires before they ride? Even new tires can rip.' What with all the crap on the roads.. And the ones with miles on them especially..

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Gotta wonder what happened there. Did a piece of the tire just peel off or did something cut it first?

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