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    Oops. Crashed my TW

    Was doing mix of offroading and street. Jumped a small hill and forgot there was a ditch on the other side. Hit the ditch and bounced a few feet past it. My helmet definately saved my chin on impact. TW suffered air loss on front tire and shattered left mirror. Gonna stick to driving cars for a while.
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    Ouch! Glad you're OK.

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    bikes can be repaired..... Question is, did you learn anything?
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    I learned to go slow next time and check for ditches on other side and know i should slow down when i'm getting ahead of myself. Didn't respect situational awareness. Also appreciated for having motorcycle gear and armor over my skin and bones, even when one of my coworkers who also rides only rides with a jacket and helmet but no pants or boots. He always tells me i'm wearing too much gear. Sure, wearing a lot of gear can het hot but at least i won't ever bleed like he will

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    Quote Originally Posted by docjekyll2002 View Post
    I learned to go slow next time and check for ditches on other side and know i should slow down when i'm getting ahead of myself. Didn't respect situational awareness. Also appreciated for having motorcycle gear and armor over my skin and bones, even when one of my coworkers who also rides only rides with a jacket and helmet but no pants or boots. He always tells me i'm wearing too much gear. Sure, wearing a lot of gear can het hot but at least i won't ever bleed like he will

    Keep on riding.....sounds like you learned from this mis-adventure....ride on!.

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    Got a problem with my front tire valve. It won't open up the airway for my tire gauge or compressor anymore. I tested the gauge on the rear tire and it still works there. I finally just tried pumping air in the front tire for half an hour it the pressure is now a little higher but not as much as i wanted. Could it be the valve is connected to an inner tube or is it direct to the tire? I'm also due for new tires judging by the rotting on some of the tread ridges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by docjekyll2002 View Post
    Got a problem with my front tire valve. It won't open up the airway for my tire gauge or compressor anymore. I tested the gauge on the rear tire and it still works there. I finally just tried pumping air in the front tire for half an hour it the pressure is now a little higher but not as much as i wanted. Could it be the valve is connected to an inner tube or is it direct to the tire? I'm also due for new tires judging by the rotting on some of the tread ridges.
    perhaps a new tire and tube are in order. tubes are cheap
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    try backing out the pin with a pocket screwdriver a little at a time till the tire gauge reads pressure. Just be sure to re-tighten it once you get the pressure you want. Or, grind/file off a couple threads of the stem. TIM
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    Sure glad you survived your insident. I too had an upender. Lost my left elbow to a crosstie that had floated in during the winter floods. Arm hit a rock and blew it out. .woofhound, going to have to get some of us western wa folks together for a run. Seems there are a few in here. Would like to make up a plan for a future ride.
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    I used needle nose pliers and got the pin to stick out normal and it can be depressed but no air is going in or out. Took the front wheel off a while ago today and will pry the tire off to see what's happening underneath.

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