I bet you are wondering how I found myself here, sitting on the side of the road with a flat rear tire on my '09 Kawasaki Versys 650?
It's a little bit funny, it's a little bit sad, let me tell you all about the ride we had.
Facebook marketplace is a great way to find used gear at affordable prices, and I'd seen someone advertise some Alpinestars SMX 4 boots for sale that I knew from past experience would fit me like a glove (one I got them wet while riding lol), and for less than 1/2 the cost of retail!
Trouble was they were located a bit out of town and I missed them the first time I tried for a pickup, then they moved to a new house in Burlington Prince Edward Island, so it took a good weekend with some lovely warm July weather before I invited Caroline to come ride with me on her still new to her 2006 KLR and get some use out of it.
|Are you kidding me?! A piece of glass!?|
|Stick around and have a drink, Ron. |
H2O or H2O?
I'd been messaging Tara and she'd put the boots out at the end of their long drive in a plastic bag, so it was time to say so long to Kirk and Wendy and head up to Burlington and collect them, as I'd already paid for them via interac e-transfer, and as there was COVID in the air, this was contact-less pickup.
|Reaming the hole|
|Super basic, super cheap|
|hitting that string with beaucoup de goop|
|Whoops, too far into the tire!|
This setup is brilliant. It will air up the tire to 'rideable" with only two cartridges, but then you need to exercise some caution until you get it aired up to full pressure.
|Use a glove or a rag. That is COLD!|
|The repair is done, lets see if we can get this home.|