My first flat tire on my Yamaha Nouvo LX

I got my first flat tire on my Yamaha Nouvo LX today.  It was a screw that somebody screwed into my tire.  This is the second time this has happened on my motorbike.  I need to watch where I park my bike from now on.

After pushing my motorbike to Le Van Sy street, I found a tire repair shop.  It took them about 20 minutes to repair both holes in my rear tire.  This is a bit frustrating since it means that I will have to replace the new rear tire within a month.  The one main puncture was pretty big, very hard to seal.

Flat tire on my motorbike

Flat Tire on my Yamaha Nouvo LX

(The screw)

Flat Tire on my Yamaha Nouvo LX

(He is taking the screw out)

Flat Tire on my Yamaha Nouvo LX

(Repair kit)

Flat Tire on my Yamaha Nouvo LX

(It was not easy to repair both holes)

4 comments on “My first flat tire on my Yamaha Nouvo LX”

  1. Dylan

    I too upgraded to tubeless tires on my Nouvo and I gotta say I’m pretty happy with it so far (it’s been over a month). The only minor issue I had was the air pin was damaged and caused a slow leak.

    Why $5,000 VND to put more air? I think the going rate is $2,000 – 3,000 VND.

  2. Dave

    Hi Kevin,

    Someone would do this on purpose? Why would they do this unless they were the ones that would fix it?
    Do you park in unguarded parking lots or is this happening in guarded lots?
    I would like to know what to watch for because I have the same tubeless rear tire.


  3. SaigonNezumi (Kevin)

    @Dave: Yep, this was screwed in with the tip puncturing the side. This is the second time it happened. My Nouvo 1 had a similar puncture. Normally the air usually goes out in a short time but with my tire being thicker, it took about 3-4 days. I remember it going down one day but I never checked.

    I think it may have occured at Hoa Vien. I remember last time having the same puncture at Hoa Vien about 3 years ago. I have to check my post.

  4. Ken

    I really don’t see why someone would actually screw the screw into your tire. A swift puncture from a knife or sharp object would be easier and faster. I think you probably ran over the screw and it punctured your tire deep enough to hitch a ride. It’s still possible to unscrew a screw even when it was a straight line penetration because the tire is of flexible materials that will fill up the screw’s teeth once it’s deep into the tire. This happens all the time with my car. The only thing I really watch for is construction sites.

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