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Coming up a hill climb with the normal water berm dips and bumps. Came off of a bump right onto the edge of a shallow ledge rock on the other side. It burped all the air out of the tire almost immediately. I was able to stuff enough plugs in the crack to hold air enough to limp it back to the truck several miles away.

So, I learned 10psi isn't quite enough in these 33" system 3's. Hmmm, might go up to 15🤔.

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Yea hopefully my local machine shop can repair it. I'm going by there in the morning with it.
 

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oof. Sorry to hear that. I run 8.5 in my xtr 35's. I just keep it slow and easy on most everything. It's rare that I have to muscle anything, but if it does happen I'm usually only bumping the rear wheels up and over.
 

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oof. Sorry to hear that. I run 8.5 in my xtr 35's. I just keep it slow and easy on most everything. It's rare that I have to muscle anything, but if it does happen I'm usually only bumping the rear wheels up and over.
Me too when I'm crawling. This was on a fast trail and the terrain changed from dirt to exposed rock ledges, I was doing probably 25-30. I left my gopro at home today or I'd have some video.
 

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there are rim repair specialists in our area that straighten rims for the auto dealers. there are certain types of rims that cannot be straightened safely (most forged rims cannot if i understand it right). might be worth a call to your local auto dealers and ask them who they use when they need rims straightened on used cars.

FWIW: i bought a new rim with tire from my Kawi dealer for $300 as my spare, so i wouldn't spend too much getting that one straightened. it might cost more to have it fixed than getting a new one.
 

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Looks like you hit a rock (big scuff) on the tread/sidewall tip the wheel out, then impacted the rock with the wheel. Air pressure played less than bad luck and angle. We went to camp this weekend and rode. A friend caught a rock under water sticking out of the rut and bent a steel wheel. Had a hammer beat it out and pumped it up right away. Back on the trail in 20 min.

I'd beat that out too.......if no cracks run it. You'll do it again.
 

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I've got a good relationship with one of my local machine shops. I just dropped it off with him, he said it should be less than $50.
 

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Good video SpeedyG. I'm wondering why Kawasaki recommends 12F and 17R?
 

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Good video SpeedyG. I'm wondering why Kawasaki recommends 12F and 17R?
Lessen Roll over...…there's pluses and minuses. Lower pressure better ride...like a basket ball bounces better with more air, so will your ride. Lower air increases chance of side wall pinch, but bettered traction. Try 1/2 pound changes up and down until you say this is right for me.
 

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I was guessing less air in front due to less suspension travel/lighter in the front. The opposite in the rear.
 
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Depends on where and how you ride. A lot also depends on the tire itself. I like 10 psi in my 32" BFG's. I did bump them up to 14 psi when I headed up to the Black Hills knowing I was going to be riding much faster than normal. After two days of riding I backed them off to 12 psi. Pretty sure I could have left them at 10 and been just fine. However, any tire at any pressure, under the right circumstances, can have the same issue you had. It's all part of our hobby.
 

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I felt like 10psi was enough in my factory 31" carnivores, but the taller sidewall and 9.5" width of these system 3's I think is what contributed to the problem. But that's only about 10% of the problem, the other 90% was driver error. I'm glad it didn't cost me any more than it did. So for now I'm gonna run a little more pressure in the tires, and try to avoid high speed contact with ledges.;)
 

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Glad you got it fixed for only $45. After seven years my 17 year old grandson managed to do what I have yet to, puncture the sidewall on one of the one year old Carnivores on the 2014 T2. The worst part was the sticker shock. I paid $167 each a year ago, now the best price I could find was $223 delivered.
 
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