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Flat Tire.....?

Post  razwrld on Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:44 am

I have a 2007 VTX 1800 with a Goodyear Eagle on the back.Unfortunately...it has a leak and I can not find it. I put it up on the jack,sprayed soap/water on it,pressured it up , no obvious leak...Aired it up last night...this morning....flat....not good....I want to ride...any suggestions on finding the leak ?

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Post  Fly on Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:05 am

Did you try the soap/water around and in the valve stem? Quite often, tires will leak there. If no good, I'd remove tire and take it to a local tire shop or auto mechanic and have them look at it, or immerse it in a tub of water and look for air bubbles.
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Post  VTXCarl on Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:28 am

If you lost air that fast over nite then you must be able to find it, just go slower and look closer.
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Post  dbass on Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:48 pm

Take the wheel off, press the tire up, fill the bath tub and dip the wheel. If the wife gets mad say to her; don't you let the kids play with their toys in the tub?

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Post  quadancer on Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:31 pm

Soap your wheel too? Wheels can crack; spokes poke tubes. You got a bad enough leak to find pretty easily. If you can't make it leak on the sidestand,
have someone hold the bike over the other way and spray it again - it could be closing up from side pressure.
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Post  coltergeist on Thu May 10, 2012 1:59 pm

Take off valve stem cap and take a little spit on the end of your finger and put on end of valve stem. If it blows a bubble, tighten the valve stem core.
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