Slow tire leaks


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BRYuma43
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Slow tire leaks

Post by BRYuma43 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:39 pm



My recently purchased 83 Goldwing has slow leaks in both tires. The PO warned me about the rear tire (which is worse), but the front leaks too. Tires were recently replaced and have dynabeads. Is my only solution to remove both tires and test for leaks and clean up the rims?

I'm pretty sure I can't put slime or Ride On in tires with beads.

I may just pump them up once a week and deal with it. I'm not interested in removing the wheels myself.

I have a small compressor to carry, but how do I use the onboard compressor for tires? I no longer use the air shocks. Do I just need a hose to go from what I believe is an auxillary fitting to the tires and hit the increase button? I'm not sure the amp draw on my small compressor, but hopefully it doesn't blow the cig lighter fuse.



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Re: Slow tire leaks

Post by Big Blue UK » Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:47 pm

were the valves replaced when the tyres were fitted, unscrew the valve cores (don't know what you call them) and try some new ones


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Re: Slow tire leaks

Post by Aussie81Interstate » Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:58 pm

Spray some mixed up detergent and water around the valve stems and move them about - see if some bubbles form, you can do the same thing around the perimeters of both rims/tyres... should let you know easily where the leak or leaks are.

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Re: Slow tire leaks

Post by BRYuma43 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:01 pm

Thanks guys. It's got metal right angle stems. Never seen them before but looking on YouTube they seem to be popular. I'll do the soapy water check there first.

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Re: Slow tire leaks

Post by Wilcoy02 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:34 pm

No you can not put slime in with beads. You would have one bumpy ride.



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