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Hello everyone!
Checking in from Las Vegas Nevada. This 2016 AT is my first adventure bike. I'm familiar with dirt, street, and track. I figured this will round out my 14+years of 2 wheel experience!
Recently involved in a front flat tire incident and took a spill on the freeway. So I'm rebuilding this red beautiful. Any suggestions or tips are welcome!

Thank you

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Hey @I<3Twins - I hope you didn't get injured on the front tire blow out. :oops: Yikes.

Not sure if it helps you, but I went tubeless on the rims to help maybe mitigate such situations. I understand that could be a limitation to you during off-road use.

Nonetheless, welcome to the Forum.
 

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Hey @I<3Twins - I hope you didn't get injured on the front tire blow out. :oops: Yikes.

Not sure if it helps you, but I went tubeless on the rims to help maybe mitigate such situations. I understand that could be a limitation to you during off-road use.

Nonetheless, welcome to the Forum.
I did fracture my ankle. Going to be in a cast for 4+ weeks. Gives me time to rebuild the bike. I might go tubeless as well. If I don't I'll probably have 'flat front tire' PTSD haha
 

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Tip #1. Install a tire pressure monitoring system. May give you an edge next round.

May not also, but then you won't have the opportunity to find out if you don't install it...

Recover well and luck with the rebuild.
 

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Tip #1. Install a tire pressure monitoring system. May give you an edge next round.

May not also, but then you won't have the opportunity to find out if you don't install it...

Recover well and luck with the rebuild.
Definitely consider for a tubeless conversion. However, tube flats are quite sudden and for some riders the TPMS notification event may still be late.
 

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Definitely consider for a tubeless conversion. However, tube flats are quite sudden and for some riders the TPMS notification event may still be late.
+1 Tubeless conversion (and that's why I'm on the 2020 ATAS....bought the VFR in 2017 bc it was tubeless and the AT wasn't)

Agree with 'may still be late', but nothing ventured....

I've had TPMS save me a couple of times where a scant few of seconds warning made a difference, once for the front and once for the rear.

Another thought, seal the spokes and still run tubes. Chatted with a KLRista last week on a well trimmed 2nd Gen that did that. Seemed a good compromise.
 
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