Suspension and Tires

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Panther74
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Suspension and Tires

I was having a problem with my rear tire going flat. I took it to a shop, because I dont have the know-how or tool to change the rear tube. They fixed it, and 2 days later flat again, they fixed it again, same thing. A total of 4 flats in less than 2 weeks. Finally they got a heavy duty motor-cross tube and I have not had a problem since. I use my scooter for work and school. It is my DUI-mobile (I'm sure I'm not alone). I am also about 250lbs and could carry up to 25+ lbs of gear sometimes. It seems even the smallest bump really rattles my bike, which has resulted in every bulb filiment breaking. Any ideas on how I can soup up the suspension? I live in Arlington TX and the sidewalks are horrific.

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Re: Suspension and Tires

I'd bet that you could get scooter or racing shocks that fit, at least on the rear. You'll need to measure the stud size and the length.

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Re: Suspension and Tires

On that flat, as on my pedal bike, a piece of debris may be caught in the tire and pertrudes through inside the tire only when the tire is compressed ( as in when you ride it ) this happens alot in my tires and wall thickness is very thin. I could imagine what could get into a thick piece of rubber like these tires. Next time they go flat take a real close look for a small pin sized hole inside and out.

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Re: Suspension and Tires

Good call. I've also found bits of wire lodged through the tire, ready to re-create a flat as soon as the tire is re-installed. Always do a complete check of the inside of the tire for smoothness and condition.

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