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Old 08-28-2013, 09:01 AM   #1
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I seen this at walmart, my wife looked at me like I was crazy when I took the picture. first caught my eye because it was lowered, and kickstand looked to long
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:03 AM   #2
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How often are you guys putting air in your tires?

I can't tell if its the heat or weather ,but my tires lose pressure a LOT quicker in Houston than they did when I road up north in NY. Then again, maybe it's my brand new tires?
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How often are you guys putting air in your tires?

I can't tell if its the heat or weather ,but my tires lose pressure a LOT quicker in Houston than they did when I road up north in NY. Then again, maybe it's my brand new tires?
I check and add air to my tires once a week
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I used to check my tires every single time before I pulled out the garage!
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Their is a guy at golds gym in humble that has the same problem. It's a blue R1, I just walk by it and shake my head. He's got gold rear sets and levers, but can't afford a front tire apparently.
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Their is a guy at golds gym in humble that has the same problem. It's a blue R1, I just walk by it and shake my head. He's got gold rear sets and levers, but can't afford a front tire apparently.
thats where I work out, never seen it
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The tires on my VFR and the SV never lose air of any measurable amount. They fluctuate with the outside air temp but they don't just lose air on their own. I check them at least once a week or if the temps change a lot over night. I'd think with a straight wheel and clean mounting surfaces you shouldn't have to be regularly adding air. You could check the valve stems too and replace them if they're more than a couple of years old and check the insert for tightness too.
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The tires on my VFR and the SV never lose air of any measurable amount. They fluctuate with the outside air temp but they don't just lose air on their own. I check them at least once a week or if the temps change a lot over night. I'd think with a straight wheel and clean mounting surfaces you shouldn't have to be regularly adding air. You could check the valve stems too and replace them if they're more than a couple of years old and check the insert for tightness too.
Yea, well I just got a brand new front tube and tires for my HD. The front is a 21 inch bicycle tire and doesn't have a lot of volume. The old tire and tube acted exactly the same. It loses about a pound a week

Pretty sure all my CBRs would lose about a half pound a week
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Clearly, he just rides harder than you, and he trail brakes on the street.
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Yea, well I just got a brand new front tube and tires for my HD. The front is a 21 inch bicycle tire and doesn't have a lot of volume. The old tire and tube acted exactly the same. It loses about a pound a week

Pretty sure all my CBRs would lose about a half pound a week

I'm glad I'm not the only one. I have brand new tires and it's insane how much my tires lose pressure over a few days.

I'm gonna have to pick up some of those 90 degree valve stems to make easier. Apparently 99% of Houston gas stations only have the dinky open hose with no long pipe to fill tires with. Pain in my to get that through the spokes to fill up.
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I'm gonna have to pick up some of those 90 degree valve stems to make easier. Apparently 99% of Houston gas stations only have the dinky open hose with no long pipe to fill tires with. Pain in my to get that through the spokes to fill up.
Have a gauge and a small compressor at home so you can check when the tires are cold. Even driving just a mile or 2 will raise the pressure and throw off your numbers.

But oh yeah, the angled valve stems are awesome.

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Yea, well I just got a brand new front tube and tires for my HD.
And here I thought they still used solid rubber tires. But I guess if they're putting water cooling on more models now, nothing else should surprise me!
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I'm glad I'm not the only one. I have brand new tires and it's insane how much my tires lose pressure over a few days.

I'm gonna have to pick up some of those 90 degree valve stems to make easier. Apparently 99% of Houston gas stations only have the dinky open hose with no long pipe to fill tires with. Pain in my to get that through the spokes to fill up.
The 90 degree valve stems make me want to check my tire pressure before every ride.
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thats where I work out, never seen it
I always see it when I 'm leaving in the evenings around 6:30 ish. I've been trying to figure out who drives it. Must not wear any gear because I never see anyone besides myself walk in with gear.
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Have a gauge and a small compressor at home so you can check when the tires are cold. Even driving just a mile or 2 will raise the pressure and throw off your numbers.

But oh yeah, the angled valve stems are awesome.



And here I thought they still used solid rubber tires. But I guess if they're putting water cooling on more models now, nothing else should surprise me!
You don't even need a compressor, though I have one. An old school bicycle pump works just fine and I use it often because it's quiet and it doesn't have a condensation drain that should be opened after every use
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I used to check my tires every single time before I pulled out the garage!

I used to wear condoms with ever girl I dated. I stopped that routine. Now I have two kids....

So check your tires often, wear condoms or pull out faster.

I usually check my tires about every other week now. Just to make sure.
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Checking my tires at the KOA in Cripple Creek Colo. this is what I found. I had checked them 2 days ago and they looked ok, the problem was that was 1000 miles of twisties later. Called the Honda dealer in Colo. Springs and told him I was on the road, he let me go to the front of the line and took care of the tire. Great dealership.
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I used to wear condoms with ever girl I dated. I stopped that routine. Now I have two kids....

So check your tires often, wear condoms or pull out faster.

I usually check my tires about every other week now. Just to make sure.
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