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13 650 flats?

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So, just tried to go for a ride and rear tire was flat... filled it up, but, slow leak.... ugh..

No noticable puncture and could not hear air escaping... I don't recall running over anything either...

 

Anything out of the ordinary with the rim on these?   Tube pinch issues? 

 

I took it in to get a new tube put in so we will see... hopefully a one-time deal..

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It happens. Probably just pinched the tube weird or tore from the valve stem because there is no rim lock on these. The only thing I could see changing is adding a rim lock, but you probably don't need it.

My guess is you used the tube towards the bigger end of sizes that fit. If I use the biggest "acceptable" tube I almost always pop it. Maybe try a heavier duty / different sized tube. Far as I know there are no weird things on the dr650 that would cause a flat, I doubt your rim strip is messed up because its a '13.

Brand new bike with 500 miles on it... got it fixed.. there was a hole in the tube so I must have hit something...

I hate flats... ugh

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