...what happens when the rear tire flats out at 75mph
Actually...not so scary. I noticed that suddenly there was some vibration in the handlebars and it was getting stronger very quickly. I slowed to see if it was the road surface and then the rear end got a little loose...it doesn't take much to be really uncomfortable! I pulled over and found the hole easily.
I have no idea what I ran over but it was enough to put a big, jagged hole in the middle of the tread on a tire with less than 4000 miles on it.
I carry a tire plugger kit but there was too much damage for the plug to do any good.
FYI...in the future I'll pull over at the very first sign that somethings not right...by delaying just those few seconds the tire got very hot and cracked which meant its next trip could only be to the childrens playground as mulch.
Anyway...if someone needs a recommendation for a great dealer in Jacksonville, IL let me know. Bud, the owner of Sport City of Jacksonville, really took care of us. It happened on a Sunday evening so we had to stay over night but he had us on our way first thing Monday morning. Even gave us his cell number to call after hours if we needed help in the future.