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Old 03-29-2009, 08:32 PM   #1
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losing air

yup as title says i checked the tire all over and nothing. no nails. no holes nothing

is weird btw is rear tire michelin pilot/ so could that be the valve?

rim isnt bent i guess ill have to check it on a shop

i just hope i dont need a new tire tho
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yup as title says i checked the tire all over and nothing. no nails. no holes nothing

is weird btw is rear tire michelin pilot/ so could that be the valve?

rim isnt bent i guess ill have to check it on a shop

i just hope i dont need a new tire tho
spit on the valve pester
if it bubbles up it's the valve
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couldnt you get a big pan and roll it in water. see where the air is coming from?
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Soapy water, put some on the tire and on the valve stem, see if it bubbles.
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Soapy water, put some on the tire and on the valve stem, see if it bubbles.

i already sprayed all over and no bubles so im lost ill end up taking it to a shop

it thanks for the replies
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Its the chupacabra taking the air while you sleep!
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ok i had this problem on the aprilia, it was my cap!!!!!!!!!!

the V.S. cap has a little on the inside and it was hitting the valv stem! so check that too !
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I have been losing air lately as well, but mine smells kind of funny. Like rotten eggs, any ideas what could that be?
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have you not gotten the notice about the cattle gas tax! its methain and your going to be charged for the unautherized releas!
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Old air will have that smell.

Drastic changes in temperature also cause the air in the tires to become more dense, contract and expand, allowing air pressure to decrease as the air naturally leaks out.

Check your air pressure every week w a gauge, every ride w your thumb.
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Did you also check around the lip of the rim? Had trash on a rim once and it would not let the tire bead right.
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I have been losing air lately as well, but mine smells kind of funny. Like rotten eggs, any ideas what could that be?
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Old air will have that smell.

Drastic changes in temperature also cause the air in the tires to become more dense, contract and expand, allowing air pressure to decrease as the air naturally leaks out.

Check your air pressure every week w a gauge, every ride w your thumb.
Thanks for the info Cali, guess you knowledge pwn3d me?
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best advice I can think of is roll your tire around in bucket o water...

also check your valve stem caps, or change them.
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best advice I can think of is roll your tire around in bucket o water...

also check your valve stem caps, or change them.
did and nothing lol

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btw what you guys think about installing a tube?

i am not spending in another tire that tire is new (in case is bad)

any opinions?
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I wouldn't run a tube.
How much air are you losing?

Swing by and I'll look at it, no charge.
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btw what you guys think about installing a tube?

i am not spending in another tire that tire is new (in case is bad)

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did you spit at it like I told you??
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did you spit at it like I told you??
yup and nothing i didnt see any bubles i even sprayed it with soapy water
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pump it up to max air pressure, heat the tire up by riding on it.

Make sure you put the tire through the most amount of stress you can before spraying the whole thing down with soapy water, rim and all... rims can crack too.
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I had 2 new Pilots not seal to the rim, on a 03 bandit 1200
The Air is escaping some where, you just haven't found it yet.
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