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Flat rear tire help

I have a question, I had my first rear flat tire on my Goldwing while riding on a highway with a shoulder. I wasn't able to use the kickstand or the bike would fall over. I carry a 2"x4"x4" wooden block in case I'm parking on a hillside to use under kickside. So I had my wife place it under bike in front of rear flat tire and pulled up on it. That helped, but wasn't enough. But from there with her help I was able to get the center stand down. It was ALL we could do to do it. My question is any advice for me in the future to handle that situation? I would of been screwed if I was by myself. Thanks for any input. RideSafe
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Air up the rear shock.

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Somewhere on one of these forums I saw a short adjustable stand that attached to the engine guard. It was designed to be carried on the bike.

Maybe someone with a better memory will find the link.

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You'll not be going anywhere until the tire is fixed so why not lay it down on the crash bars?

Advise given here is free and comes with no warranty "Caveat emptor"

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Somewhere on one of these forums I saw a short adjustable stand that attached to the engine guard. It was designed to be carried on the bike.

Maybe someone with a better memory will find the link.

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Here's a picture of it.

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I made one to carry in case I had to pull over on the berm of an interstate. Put it on the right side to keep air turbulence from pushing it over. Also works well in you have the bike on a ferry. The rocking motion can't flip the bike.
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Air up the rear shock.
1800s don't have air shocks.

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1800s don't have air shocks.

Really? Honda's sure gettin' cheap.

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Really? Honda's sure gettin' cheap.
I should explain further, they have a hydraulic actuator that adjusts the spring rate. It doesn't raise the rear like an air shock does, at least not as much. It only increases or decreases the spring rate for the amount of load.

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Before you lat it over on the crash bars turn the fuel off. I think thats what I would of done though. Then I would put a Run Flat car tire on it!
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Before you lat it over on the crash bars turn the fuel off. I think thats what I would of done though. Then I would put a Run Flat car tire on it!
It's an 1800, fuel injected, no fuel shut off, not needed.
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