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  • #12692
    Radar
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    Had a good blast today with Gix (Fiz) and Toggs up to Rutland water.

    On my way back home whilst riding along the A448 between Bromsgrove and Kidderminster I went over this huge and rather nasty pothole:

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    A448 just out side Bromsgrove heading towards Kidderminster

    The bike shuddered as I hit and I dam nearly come off, I was doing about 60mph and just coming back onto my side of the road having gently swept past a slow moving c*r.

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    I was shocked to discover this when I checked the bike over:
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    Amazingly the wheel seems OK, but the tyre nearly blew out.

    Puts me in a cold sweat thinking about it

    #52751
    HippoDrones
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    feck that could have been a lot worse. You reported it to te local council as a danger to road users?

    #52752
    Radar
    Moderator

    Will be in the morning had to dig out their numbers from a website and it was a bank holiday today

    #52753
    Radar
    Moderator

    Council have now filled the pothole and sent me a compensation form to fill out

    #52754
    Radar
    Moderator

    I had the wheel checked at my local bike shop and it does run out from true now by about 2.5mm-3.0mm. Just within MOT limit. So I have fitted a new front tyre in order to get the bike back on the road.

    I had a quote from my dealer for a new wheel, bearings etc and that all comes to an eye watering £624. I have put the quote to the council to claim

    #52755
    Digger
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    For peace of mind Tow,why not ask Thumper if you can borrow his front wheel off his cat for France,just swop the tyre.

    #52756
    Radar
    Moderator

    quote:


    Originally posted by Digger

    For peace of mind Tow,why not ask Thumper if you can borrow his front wheel off his cat for France,just swop the tyre.


    It is an option and I have spoken to Thumper about it, he doesn’t mind. I will be out on the T cat over the weekend so I will see how it rides.

    #52757
    Radar
    Moderator

    Trevor McDonald on ITV tohight highlighting the extent of this problem

    https://www.itv.com/news/tonight_22b6382406b8bd1fce689134e3534c0e.html

    #52758
    Gix
    Participant

    British roads are a bad state of affairs, makes you wonder where all the road tax and fuel tax money goes.

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