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Old 11-17-2008, 11:00 AM   #41
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That's what I did this weekend....I flushed out the summer air and reinstalled the winter air. I got a full compressor of winter air at the house if anybody needs any!!!
you only use winter air when you are up north... we're in houston, we don't need winter air here, looks like you need to reinstall summer air
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Old 11-17-2008, 11:01 AM   #42
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mix up some jb weld and turn the littl cap clockwise... it'll stay on then... the rear tire has a different procedure. put the bike on a stand, start it, put the bike in 3rd gear, you have to put the valve stem cap on while the tire is moving or it won't stay on... good luck
you . i just tried this and am missing my right arm. I will post more details after I get back from the ER.

for future people having the same problem, the front valve went on like cake as SBFULLER described, but the rear was a bit more tricky and I got blood and glue everywhere, and I lost the chrome valve cap. Good thing they come in packages of four.
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Old 11-17-2008, 11:02 AM   #43
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Old 11-17-2008, 11:03 AM   #44
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you . i just tried this and am missing my right arm. I will post more details after I get back from the ER.

for future people having the same problem, the front valve went on like cake as SBFULLER described, but the rear was a bit more tricky and I got blood and glue everywhere, and I lost the chrome valve cap. Good thing they come in packages of four.
should have taken it to patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited... he could do it without the blood
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you only use winter air when you are up north... we're in houston, we don't need winter air here, looks like you need to reinstall summer air
So you mean to tell me I bought a whole compressor full of winter air for nothing?!?!?

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Old 11-17-2008, 11:14 AM   #46
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it depends on how you ride...

Winter air contains heat so the air doesn't expand or compress in the cold and when warming up...


So if you are riding and dont want to worry about thermal expansion, winter air is more pricey but provides less temperature/expansion change.
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Thermal expansion is top on my priority list......

Thanks for the heads up...I'll keep my winter air for a bit.
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I heard the Harvard debate about the effects of sustained LED light on winter air viscosity... be sure the LEDs dont increase oxidation of the wheels due to the characterictics of the winter air on the billet aluminium.
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Old 11-17-2008, 01:15 PM   #49
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Wow, you guys are still going at it.
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ok, so how do I get this valve stem off my front tire? I need to put more exhaust in the tire. I guess the exhaust cooled down.
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Old 11-17-2008, 02:05 PM   #52
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Hold the cap over the bike stationary and turn the bike around it.
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Hold the cap over the bike stationary and turn the bike around it.
no. i am having a problem with that glue stuff that sbfuller recommended. do you think wire cutters will work?
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I heard the Harvard debate about the effects of sustained LED light on winter air viscosity... be sure the LEDs dont increase oxidation of the wheels due to the characterictics of the winter air on the billet aluminium.
Ha! Already thought about that!!!!

I put in a lil extra LED fluid before I left the house to stop the oxidation.

One step ahead my friend!!
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Sounds like you have experience wrapping your lips around stems...
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and don't forget to rotate your tires like you would on a car at every 3000 miles... move the front to the back and the back to the front. then every 9000 miles flip the tires inside/out and run them that way for about 100 miles... keeps them flexible
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and don't forget to rotate your tires like you would on a car at every 3000 miles... move the front to the back and the back to the front. then every 9000 miles flip the tires inside/out and run them that way for about 100 miles... keeps them flexible
i just turned them around so now they are rolling the other direction.
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you can also put a hole in the sidewall of the tire so when it runs out of air, the tire fills back up w air from the outside.
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you can also put a hole in the sidewall of the tire so when it runs out of air, the tire fills back up w air from the outside.
This is an awesome mod!
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