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Offline KevinB

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Re: What did I do to my bike today
« Reply #465 on: July 10, 2019, 07:39:49 PM »
Well, I jinxed myself...

Noticed my recently mounted Arena Hybrid was leaking down a little last weekend...went to load the bike this morning and it's totally flat.  >:(

Disregard my previous mention of luck or skill.
I've been vindicated!

Several days ago I demounted, replaced the rim tape, then carefully remounted the tire ensuring I used an excessive amount of soapy water...but noticed it was still slowly leaking. I figured I'd just have to live with topping it off every ride.

While removing the shock this evening for service, I noticed a tiny dribble of water under the tire. I said to myself, "Self (because that's what I call myself)...that's unusual."

 I carefully inspected the tire for foreign objects (apparently much more carefully this time than last week) and found this small, jagged piece of rock lodged just under the tread carcass in a narrow slit. And because of the magic of Tubliss on a dirt bike, I stuck a rope plug in it and we're all good now.
Honda CRF1000L / KTM 450 XC-W / KTM 200 XC-W