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Rear tire loosing air slowly. - September 27, 2013, 12:52 PM

Any suggestion before I replace tire? I have fairly used tire with 2000 miles and it started leaking air slowly. I need to put air every few days even there is no visible puncture. I checked many times. Colemans Powersport said that they doen fix tires and I have to replace it. Any ideas?
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September 27, 2013, 12:55 PM

Have you checked the valve stem?


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September 27, 2013, 12:57 PM

I did put soap on valve and side of the rim and no visible bubbles. It drives me crazy that I can't see where the air is coming out.


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September 27, 2013, 01:11 PM

I would bend the valve stem in each direction, if it is dry rotted you'll be able to tell and most likely your reason for loosing air slowly.

The other option would be to re-seat the bead between the rim and tire. I had this happen on an old car where dirt got between the tire and rim and was loosing air slowly but I could not find the source since it was a very small amount. If it is leaking slowly enough for you to ride on it for a few days at speed and with the forces upon it by doing so it probably won't "bubble" too much when you apply soapy water to it.

Start with the stem and if you need help I have a tire changer and compressor and location in N. Alexandria not far from Falls Church and can re-seat the tire or replace the valve stem. Let me know aqnd I'll gladly help.


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September 27, 2013, 01:19 PM

That's very generous offer. Thank you. I will check the valve and see again if it gets better.


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September 27, 2013, 01:28 PM

Make sure the schrader valve core is screwed in nice and snug.


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September 27, 2013, 01:48 PM

Sometimes novelty caps, when screwed down tight, will displace the valve and cause a leak.
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September 27, 2013, 02:05 PM

Also check for a bent rim...though it's more common on a front rim.


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I would rip the wheel off and dunk it in a clear rubbermaid bin.... walmart has them for 5 bucks.

that way, no more guessing games.


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Sometimes novelty caps, when screwed down tight, will displace the valve and cause a leak.
What a refined way of saying "your retarded skull shaped caps are causing the leak"


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So this morning around 8:30 AM going east bound on I66 my slow leak decided to become instant deflation at 55mph (due to a recent speeding ticket I only ride speed limit). It wasn't any drama just rear started to wobble. I took the bike to Colemans and it was small tear at the rim. Got the new tire and can't wait to pick up my bike.
Next time I won't try to figure out why there is a leak. I'll just change the F**** tire.
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Riding 55mph on a motorcycle kinda defeats the point, doesn't it? I don't know how guys can stand having traffic combing it's way around from behind.
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September 28, 2013, 05:24 PM

A tear at the rim means whoever mounted that tire didn't know what they were doing.


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September 28, 2013, 07:27 PM

My thoughts exactly.
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A tear at the rim means whoever mounted that tire didn't know what they were doing.


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I got two ticket for speeding in three months. That's why.
Guy on S1000RR pass me and gave me a WTF look and left off to normal 70MPH.
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