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Use this motorcycle practice test question to prepare for the real written exam at the DMV or during your motorcycle safety course.
If your motorcycle’s rear tire goes flat:
- The back of the motorcycle may jerk or sway from side to side.
- The front of the motorcycle may jerk or sway from side to side.
- The rear wheel will lock up.
- The drive chain will break.
Find the answer to this question and an explanation below.
This topic may show up on your motorcycle permit test.
The answer is: A. The back of the motorcycle may jerk or sway from side to side.
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Explanation: Rear Tire Failure
In order to pass your motorcycle permit exams and to become a safe rider, it’s important to know why a particular answer on the motorcycle written test is correct.
A common symptom of a rear tire that goes flat is that the back of your motorcycle will begin to sway or jerk from one side to the other.
Unfortunately, you will typically not hear a motorcycle’s tire going flat. You’ll notice a flat tire when your bike starts to handle poorly.
If your tire goes flat while you’re riding:
- Keep a firm grip on the handlebars.
- Ease of the throttle.
- Keep the motorcycle going straight.
- Do not use the brakes on the wheel with the flat.
- Edge towards the side of the road when the motorcycle slows down and come to a stop.
You can find more information about this topic in the motorcycle rider’s handbook.
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