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front tire leaks air quickly
Written by hapeacres on 3/26/2012 at 03:47 am

Well I went to the auto parts store and bought a valve tool and a packet of new
valves. I took the old one out with the tool and screwed a new one in. Filled
tire with air and checked with air gauge and it looked like it was fixed. Drove
it down the street and let sit for a while then tested with air gauge about five
minutes later. No Luck, the air was down to about 20 PSI. I filled it up with
air again and this time noticed that the leak was indeed from a small crack at
the base of the valve stem. I didnt read this post yet so I didnt think to try
and reach under the tire and pull it out. I took the tire off. It wasnt too bad
but putting it back on seems like it will be more difficult. I think I was
supposed to take the fender off but I skipped that part. I like the idea of an
all metal stem. Where do you get those?

--- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, Tim Davies <yankeesmuggler@...> wrote:
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> Please a mend my posting to read: "tire must be removed from the bead"
>
> Tim Davies
> Seneca Falls, NY
> YankeeSmuggler II 1998
>
> Sent from my iPhone 4S????
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> On Mar 25, 2012, at 9:54 PM, "skyeenter" <skyeenter@...> wrote:
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> > Hey Tim, gonna differ on the tire needing to come off to replace the valve
stem. Just need to break the bead on one side and smush the tire down to get the
valve stem into the hole. Then it just attach the valve stem tool (don't know
what it called) to the threads and pull it through.
> >
> > I agree, for about $3 bucks every one should change their valve stem when
they change their tires.
> >
> > skye
> >
> > --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, Tim Davies <yankeesmuggler@> wrote:
> > >
> > > Don't overlook the possibility that it also may be the rubber around the
valve stem that is cracked. The tire has to be removed to replace the stem.
Honda dealer usually has the part in stock. I replace mine every 3-4 years now
because that rubber ages just like the tire ages.
> > >
> > > Tim Davies
> > > Seneca Falls, NY
> > > YankeeSmuggler II 1998
> > >
> > > Sent from my iPhone 4S�'
> > >
> > > On Mar 25, 2012, at 6:35 AM, "pc800va" <pc800va@> wrote:
> > >
> > > > The same thing happened to me with my rear tire and it turned out to be
the valve core needed tightening. Now I use those valve caps with the little
core remover tool right on it.
> > > > The front tire isn't too hard to remove with a manual and
patience...maybe a half hour. You'll need to rig some blocks to support the
front but before removing the wheel, get some soapy water and find the leak. You
can fix a simple nail hole with a cheap plug kit (which I keep in the trunk as
part of my emergency kit).
> > > > Good luck!
> > > >
> > > > --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "Hap" <rhapke@> wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > I took my PC out of the shed out back and rolled her into the
driveway. I noticed the front tire was almost flat and gave it air. The air
gauge shows the needle dropping down right after filling it up indicating a
rather fast leak somewhere. I dont think I am going to be able to drive it
anywhere so I will have to take off the front tire to have it looked at and
repaired. The tread is still good and everything was fine when I parked it in
the shed 5 months ago. Is taking off the front tire very difficult and how much
time does it take?
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Message Thread for message #111632

hapeacres
3/25/2012, 04:44 am
front tire leaks air quickly
I took my PC out of the shed out back and rolled her into the driveway. I noticed the front tire was almost flat and gave it air. The air gauge shows the needle dropping down right after filling it up indicating a rather fast leak somewhere.

    pc800va
    3/25/2012, 10:35 am
    front tire leaks air quickly
    The same thing happened to me with my rear tire and it turned out to be the valve core needed tightening. Now I use those valve caps with the little core remover tool right on it. The front tire isn't too hard to remove with a manual and pati

      yankeesmuggler
      3/25/2012, 10:59 am
      front tire leaks air quickly
      Don't overlook the possibility that it also may be the rubber around the valve stem that is cracked. The tire has to be removed to replace the stem. Honda dealer usually has the part in stock. I replace mine every 3-4 years now because that r

        daviddockstader
        3/26/2012, 12:22 am
        front tire leaks air quickly
        Actually, you don't need to remove the wheel from the bike or the tire from the wheel. Just break the bead with a C clamp, cut the old stem off on the outside and catch the piece on the inside before it falls into the tire. (It helps if you h

          gibinmich
          3/26/2012, 12:32 am
          front tire leaks air quickly
          I've had two front stems crack on two different PCs. I lucked out and limped home both times. Plug kits don't do much good when a stem cracks. Replace them if you don't know how old they are. Make sure you have stem clips also. I think super

        skyeenter
        3/26/2012, 01:54 am
        front tire leaks air quickly
        Hey Tim, gonna differ on the tire needing to come off to replace the valve stem. Just need to break the bead on one side and smush the tire down to get the valve stem into the hole. Then it just attach the valve stem tool (don't know what it

          yankeesmuggler
          3/26/2012, 02:38 am
          front tire leaks air quickly
          Please a mend my posting to read: "tire must be removed from the bead" Tim Davies Seneca Falls, NY YankeeSmuggler II 1998 Sent from my iPhone 4S???? On Mar 25, 2012, at 9:54 PM, "skyeenter" <

            hapeacres
            3/26/2012, 03:47 am
            front tire leaks air quickly
            Well I went to the auto parts store and bought a valve tool and a packet of new valves. I took the old one out with the tool and screwed a new one in. Filled tire with air and checked with air gauge and it looked like it was fixed. Drove it d