Black Widow FlatStoppers Will Keep Your Tires Smooth


Flat-Spots Be Gone!

Storing your beloved motorcycle (and money pit) for the long and dark winter months can have some pretty annoying consequences. On your first ride of the new season after finally getting some pavement time with your princess you may have noticed that the tires aren’t quite as round as you remember. I’ve had this happen to my car, truck, and motorcycle. This is called flat-spotting, and it’s incredibly annoying.

When a tire sits during the winter months in storage without moving, the air within the tire condenses with the cold temperatures resulting in lower tire pressure. This compounded with the fact that motorcycle rubber is incredibly soft (to keep you stuck to the pavement when taking them sick twisties at incredibly high speeds) will leave your tires with some flat spots that will make a loud buzzing noise at high speeds when finally taking it back out on the roads.

The addition of a center-stand can alleviate some of this problem by elevating the rear tire of the motorcycle off of the ground, but not all of us have access to this (relatively) expensive equipment and not to mention the fact that it won’t help your front tire either.

That’s where Black Widow FlatStoppers comes into the picture.  These little cradles are constructed from a special foam to insulate your tires from cold floors while retaining the natural curvature of the tire during storage. There are ramps on both sides, so you can pull your bike in and out as you’d like, and they accommodate tires up to a width of 8.75 inches.

The FlatStoppers kit costs $84.99 and comes with two pads (one for each tire). Although this is a little bit late as most of your bikes are probably already in storage, it’s worth a buy if you want to run out to your garage and throw these under your tires while you still have time.

3 Comments

  1. Darren-p
    January 4, 2021
    Reply

    I use a few layers of cardboard

  2. Tee Gee
    January 4, 2021
    Reply

    A set of front and rear stands cost less than a set of tires. If your lucky to have a center stand like I do then a screw lift platform jack under the engine can take the pressure off of the front tire. These are damn expensive with only a single purpose. Jacks and stands have many uses. I would not waste my funds on these gimmicks. Webbikeworld are you selling out to advertisers? I used to value your telling it like it is.

    • January 4, 2021
      Reply

      We have no relationship with these “advertisers”. This is also not a review.

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