I've been riding street bikes since 1987. I got my first flat 2 years ago...on the rear of my 1500 Vulcan Classic. Funny thing is I knew what it was immediately. It didn't scare me because I could still control the bike, but I always had this fear of getting a flat on the front tire. I hoped that it never would happen.
Well it happened Saturday. I was on I95 south on my way to West Palm Beach when I noticed I was having a very difficult time negotiating even the slightest bend in the highway. Changing lanes was a major battle! It took me awhile to realize what was going on because I had never experienced it before, but then it hit me that I must have a flat.
I got off the highway & sure enough I had a puncture. The hole was big enough, and it happened fast enough, that the Ride On wasn't able to do it's thing. It ended up all over the engine guard, my boots, pants & inside the front fender.
Anyway, I carry a plug kit with me but had never plugged a tire in my life. Well I watched a quick YouTube video on it, did what the video showed & the tire didn't lose a bit of air pressure!
So I guess it was good to get that
fear out of the way, but now I have the fear of a blowout up front!