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If you want to know what it feels like to have a rapid leak with your car tire of choice then try this before you get rid of your current worn out tire. Repeat, don't do this with a tire you still want to use again, do this on the tires last ride. This can damage the tire from the inside out, even if the outside looks OK the inside can be ruined. Most car tires, even when used on cars, are ruined just getting stopped from 65 mph on a freeway. (except runflat type tires)

Over inflate your tire to about 5 psi over whatever the sidewall says. Then take a cordless drill and a random screw with a sharp tip and screw it into the tread, the tire will hold air until you remove the screw. when you remove the screw the hole will close up a little but it will still leak pretty good. Depending on the size of the leak you now have about a minute or two to ride before your tire goes flat, plenty of time to get to whatever speed you want to try riding on a flat tire. At high speeds almost all tires will still feel mostly inflated due to the high centrifugal force acting on the heavy tire tread. Usually fast and straight is not bad at all, it is braking and/or turns that will wake you up and let you know the tire is flat as you slow down.

DISCLAIMER-IF YOU DON'T HAVE A RUN FLAT TYPE TIRE THEN DON'T TRY THIS GOING FAST UNLESS YOU WANT TO SEE WHAT SOME FISH TAILING IS LIKE.
 

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Never thought of that.............
 

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Thanks Wolffie!:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
 

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If you want to know what it feels like to have a rapid leak with your car tire of choice then try this before you get rid of your current worn out tire. Repeat, don't do this with a tire you still want to use again, do this on the tires last ride. This can damage the tire from the inside out, even if the outside looks OK the inside can be ruined. Most car tires, even when used on cars, are ruined just getting stopped from 65 mph on a freeway. (except runflat type tires)

Over inflate your tire to about 5 psi over whatever the sidewall says. Then take a cordless drill and a random screw with a sharp tip and screw it into the tread, the tire will hold air until you remove the screw. when you remove the screw the hole will close up a little but it will still leak pretty good. Depending on the size of the leak you now have about a minute or two to ride before your tire goes flat, plenty of time to get to whatever speed you want to try riding on a flat tire. At high speeds almost all tires will still feel mostly inflated due to the high centrifugal force acting on the heavy tire tread. Usually fast and straight is not bad at all, it is braking and/or turns that will wake you up and let you know the tire is flat as you slow down.

DISCLAIMER-IF YOU DON'T HAVE A RUN FLAT TYPE TIRE THEN DON'T TRY THIS GOING FAST UNLESS YOU WANT TO SEE WHAT SOME FISH TAILING IS LIKE.

Been there, done that (without the screw); hence, why I ride a RF.
 
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