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Old 12-25-2010, 12:47 AM   #1
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tires: time to change summer for winter air

yup folks, with the colder weather finally coming in, i just wanted to remind everyone its that time of year to let out all that worn out summer air from your tires, and put in some good fresh winter air.

oh and inb4 you new riders who are still running that OEM factory air still... get with it guys!
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Already did it after the first cold front.
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what brand air do you recommend? should i stick with conventional or switch to synthetic?
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I use a blend. It's a little cheaper. I can't afford full syn air.
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I use a blend. It's a little cheaper. I can't afford full syn air.


do you have ANY idea what that does to valve stems?

what you save in air costs is going double into valve stem replacements...
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what brand air do you recommend? should i stick with conventional or switch to synthetic?

any of the major brands is fine...i mean come on, theyre all the same really! if anyone wants to get into that arguement, they can take it to the aerosol thread...

just make sure you are getting it from a reputable bike shop. dont be using that keyboard you get from radio shack!
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I never replace them. I bought lifetime valve stems fool. They are an upgrade available on the Busa.
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I never replace them. I bought lifetime valve stems fool. They are an upgrade available on the Busa.
oh, those are sick! did you get the titanium valve stems or the carbon fiber?
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i was thnking of going with the woodcraft carbon fiber stems. anyone heard anything about them? how much weight am i looking to drop off the bike?
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I got that 80/20 nitrogen/oxygen mix. It lowers the rotational mass which is about equal to a 14hp boost.
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pssh i went with straight helium it makes the bike lighter for better speeds and easier turning
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pssh i went with straight helium it makes the bike lighter for better speeds and easier turning
dude, didn't you read the box? That is for TRACK USE ONLY. Hope you don't get pulled over
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Helium is NOT DOT approved. Most can't handle it.
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Weak Sauce.............. you amateurs still use tires?
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Man, I'm glad I read this thread, there's a lot of I had no clue about. OP, you just let out the old air and re inflate right?





























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I went with the DC shoe tread, no air needed
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Ok so I flushed out the factory air and went with 1w5 Motul full synthetic and nowthe bike won't start. Any ideas? I flushed for a full twenty minutes per manufacturers recommendations but I've never dealt with aftermarket air. Where did I go wrong?
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Ok so I flushed out the factory air and went with 1w5 Motul full synthetic and nowthe bike won't start. Any ideas? I flushed for a full twenty minutes per manufacturers recommendations but I've never dealt with aftermarket air. Where did I go wrong?
Did you reconnect the fresh air sensor? Its a common over look
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