Flat tire in the rear, any help here?

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Flat tire in the rear, any help here?

Post by cudaman82 » Thu Sep 11, 2008 3:30 pm

Ok, I was riding my NZ 350-1 from the gym down the street that I usually go to when bam...the back tire goes flat. I walked the bike back to my house and discovered that the inner tube had burst right by the air valve. I have a copy of a DKW manual that calls for lifting the rear fender, removing the nut on the left hand side (if facing the motorcycle) and then loosening the other nut on the other side. Problem is is that the nut turns, but wont loosen. What am I doing wrong here? Also whats a good source for the correct size inner tubes, and also what is the correct size? Thanks.

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Post by cudaman82 » Fri Sep 12, 2008 2:41 am

Well, scratch my last inquiry....I was able to find a 3.25x19-3.50x19 inner tube at my local motorcycle shop...for a nice cost of 8 USD. I got home, managed to get the rear tire off (I didnt follow the manual to a T) and managed to get the rim off using some basic tools without damaging the rim or spokes. Now Im sitting back with a nice round of scotch to toast my learning experiance. BTW the manual recommends using a DKW tool for the tires...any idea where I can find this tool for future issues? :D
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Post by 19landser42 » Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:02 am

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Post by thomas591 » Fri Sep 12, 2008 8:54 am

Hi Tim,

what special tool do you mean? Tire levers?

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Post by cudaman82 » Fri Sep 12, 2008 5:05 pm

Yes, the manual calls for a tire lever. I just used a modified garden tool and a screw driver to get the tire on and off. It worked this time around but I dont wanna risk damaging the rim the next time I get a flat.

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Post by thomas591 » Fri Sep 12, 2008 7:02 pm

Hi Tim,

if you do not care for original DKW tools, usable tire levers should be available from any good store who sells motorcycle acessories. At the same time you should also buy plastic rim protectors, which go between the tire levers and the rims (they protect the rim from scratches.

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Re: Flat tire in the rear, any help here?

Post by martdapp » Sun Sep 14, 2008 11:07 pm

Hi Tim,
Perhaps You have the rear-wheel lose by now.
A friend of mine had the same problem with the nut.
There was no space to pull the nut out.
A piece of wood, placed between axe and frame, managed the job.
there was just enough space to pull the nut out then.
Martin
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