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If your motorcycle develops a front
wheel wobble, follow these steps:
Do not use your brakes.
Reduce your speed by gradually
closing the throttle.
Signal if you can and safely move
off the road.
When the motorcycle has slowed
enough, use the brakes carefully to stop.
Activate your hazard lights.
Determine whether the problem can be
corrected now. If this is not possible,
have the motorcycle checked by a
qualified person before you ride again.

Tire blowouts

If a tire suddenly goes flat, you will need to
act quickly to keep control of the motorcycle.
You may not hear a tire blowout, but you
should be able to detect a flat tire by a
change in the way the motorcycle handles.
A tire blowout affects control and steering,
especially if it is the front tire.

If the front tire suddenly goes flat, the
steering will feel heavy or stiff.
Hold the hand grips firmly and try to
steer straight.
Do not brake.
Ease off the throttle.
Shift your weight further back on the seat.
When it is safe, move off the travelled
portion of the road.
Use the rear brake carefully to come to
a gradual stop in a safe place.
Activate your hazard lights (if equipped).




Rider position for front tire blowout.

If the rear tire suddenly goes flat, the
back of the motorcycle will tend to sway
from side to side.
Hold the hand grips firmly and try to
steer straight.
Do not brake.
Slowly ease off the throttle.
Maintain your position on the motorcycle.
When it is safe, move off the travelled
portion of the road.
Use the front brake carefully to come to
a gradual stop in a safe place.
Activate your hazard lights (if equipped).




Rider position for rear tire blowout.


48 A Rider's Guide to Operation, Safety and Licensing

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