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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-15-2007, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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Tire Pressure

Check it all the time!!!

If you last checked/filled your tires on a hot day, and now you are riding in the 40's and the bike is acting squirrely, chances are the temperature differential is going to cause your tires to be way low on pressure.

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Check your pressures often! Especially during large temp swings. Also, tires filled when temps are in the thirties and forties can be overfilled when temps hit the seventies or eighties.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-15-2007, 10:01 PM
 
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thank god a normal post. i was drowning in a sea of senselessness for a while there.

good point though OTB. specially w/ this unseasonal weather.
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AWSOME! REPT!


I check my bike EVERY TIME I throw A Leg over if it's been a couple hours since my last ride... just in case...

and I've learned

DON'T USE SEALENTS! and CARRY A PLUG KIT, and C02 kit TO GET YOU HOME!
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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-15-2007, 11:43 PM
 
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Yes sir. I check mine before every single ride.



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Ebbs... you learn fast grasshopper! All of your touring guys carry plug kits and Co2 kits!

Good thread OTB!




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Ebbs... you learn fast grasshopper! All of your touring guys carry plug kits and Co2 kits!

Good thread OTB!
Where's a good place to get them? I want one right away
I've seen plug kits for cars, but none with the C02.
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Where's a good place to get them? I want one right away
I've seen plug kits for cars, but none with the C02.

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/es...le_repair_kit/
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Good link to go in one of the beginner threads
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Like Harry Hogg tells Cole trickle in "Days of Thunder"..."Tires are what wins the race!" Pick the correct tire for the occaission and use the right pressure and you'll go lots faster, safer. I make tire checks part of the "walk around" pre ride ritual...
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I check mine on a regualar basis.
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I make tire checks part of the "walk around" pre ride ritual...
Me too. I always check tires, lights, brakes, suspension before EVERY ride. No matter how long or short the ride is.



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Thats a nice kit for sure.

I know that for me.. I don't have room to carry it but the wife's harley has tire/rim protection. If it gets a flat they will pick up me/her and the bike... replace the tire and send us on our way. But these plug kits are nice to get you on your way and pretty fast. Would be a great addition to a tank bag!




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My tire pressure never changes. 1 year and 3700 miles and my tire pressure is dead on. It doesnt matter what the air temp is. I think the stealership filled the tires with nitrogen when they prepped the bike. I still check the pressure often though.
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My tire pressure never changes. 1 year and 3700 miles and my tire pressure is dead on. It doesnt matter what the air temp is. I think the stealership filled the tires with nitrogen when they prepped the bike. I still check the pressure often though.
If you check it often, how do you not lose pressure??
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If you check it often, how do you not lose pressure??
Using a good tire guage that only lets out enough air to check the pressure, Ive seen bad ones that dont make a good seal and let all kinds of air out.
It has lost a couple of PSI. When I got the bike the rear tire was at 42PSI. Too high for the riding I do so I have it down to 36PSI now.
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