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Title says it all. Is ti weeks, months or does it depend on the tire? Also, I heard that if you inflat them to +10psi over the recommend, that is a good substitute for a bike stand if you don't have one.
 

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never did the overinflate thing before..hhhmmmm, interesting.. but I usually rotate the tires periodically, like once a week or so, when its winterized to help that cause.
 

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WOW...inflat them to +10psi over the recommend...Never heard of that before but sounds good. I am in the process right now as we speak of getting a pair of Mad Standz from Speedwerks. hehehe I amy not need to overinflat. :D
 

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You should keep at least the correct tire pressure in there...FWIW, I worked at a shop that stored lots of bikes for the winter, we didn't do anything for the tires other than set correct pressures when we put them away and never had problems with flat spots.

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When you don't ride with WOS you will get one big flat spot all the way around your tire! Then WOS will laugh at you!!


O, wait, you're talkin about a different type of flat spot!! I'm with Larry on this, set the press and then at least pull it up on a piece of wood! However, there is no substitute for stands!!!!
 

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Gas Man said:
However, there is no substitute for stands!!!!
Sure there is...RIDE YOUR BIKE DAILY!!!!!!! Oh yeah, I forgot... Hey Twisty, How's the weather today?...It's 74 and Sunny here...Leaving work in 20 minutes to go for a ride!!! :dthumb:
 

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Sure there is...RIDE YOUR BIKE DAILY!!!!!!! Oh yeah, I forgot... Hey Twisty, How's the weather today?...It's 74 and Sunny here...Leaving work in 20 minutes to go for a ride!!! :dthumb:
AGAIN AGAIN!! Bee YOU SUCK!!! :sorry:
 

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AGAIN AGAIN!! Bee YOU SUCK!!! :sorry:
And it is gonna be a long winter for the WOS gang from the Great Lake State. Be glad I don't have your telephone number, I've been known to call father-in-law (rides a VTX 1800) and laugh uncontrollably at 2:00 am while Des Moines gets one of their 50mph wind blowing 8 inches of snow storms! Hey wait...I still have Twisty programmed into my phone from Biketoberfest in Daytona......
 

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And it is gonna be a long winter for the WOS gang from the Great Lake State. Be glad I don't have your telephone number, I've been known to call father-in-law (rides a VTX 1800) and laugh uncontrollably at 2:00 am while Des Moines gets one of their 50mph wind blowing 8 inches of snow storms! Hey wait...I still have Twisty programmed into my phone from Biketoberfest in Daytona......
I will hunt you down and scalp you...No big deal. I have heal from my racing injuries anyway.... :dthumb:
 

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Twisty, call me, I'll drive down there with ya!! Look out Bee, you keep this up and we're coming for you!!!
 

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Twisty, call me, I'll drive down there with ya!! Look out Bee, you keep this up and we're coming for you!!!

Yeah well don't forget to bring your bikes, pack a lunch and bring me a WOS sticker for the back window of my truck...
 

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larryg said:
You should keep at least the correct tire pressure in there...FWIW, I worked at a shop that stored lots of bikes for the winter, we didn't do anything for the tires other than set correct pressures when we put them away and never had problems with flat spots.

Larry
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I've read in places this whole tire thing is an old wives' tale at least in the context of a winter.
 

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ShanMan14 said:
I heard that if you inflat them to +10psi over the recommend, that is a good substitute for a bike stand if you don't have one.
Yes, over inflating you tires will help stay off the flat spots if you can't get them off the ground. Make sure you deflate the tires before you ride though.

Not sure how long it takes to develope the flat spots as I've never ever seen them on my bikes.

Also, check you gauge against others from time to time as my gauge was off by +10psi and I didn't know it till months and months later.
 

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flat center

its hard not to get a flat center when u commute on the bike and dont even start your cage for 4 months. when u live in the city and theres traffic u cant spend too much time on the edges...only time i get enough room to go over 30 is when i hit a straight away and split cars... or the occasional empty street.
Not enough corners in the city of Reno to use the sides, i guess if i didnt run a BT14 it wouldnt be so big... have to go dual compound next time not all soft ass butter tread.
 

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larryg said:
You should keep at least the correct tire pressure in there...FWIW, I worked at a shop that stored lots of bikes for the winter, we didn't do anything for the tires other than set correct pressures when we put them away and never had problems with flat spots.

Larry
i agree, ive had many many bikes in the garage for many winters on all types of tires and never ever had a flat spot on any of them. fill em up to correct psi and wait for the warm weather.

if your garage has a concrete floor it is a good idea to put a piece of wood or carpet under the tires , concrete does something to the rubber (faster dry rot etc) but again i never did, and i never had tires on the bike that lasted long enough to worry about it...but it its a daily cruiser, id put something under the tires...
 
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