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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-23-2012, 10:30 PM Thread Starter
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is this a thread about tire pressure?

yes. this is a thread about tire pressure.

just want to send a reminder to everyone to check the air in your tires. in the winter, the colder air causes the air in your tires to contract and decreases the pressure more than it would heading into a warmer season.

just aired my tires back up and was surprised that my back tire was only a couple pounds low, but my front was about 10 pounds low. it's usually the other way around for me.
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Yep, that is one of the top items of the springtime checklist before I pull the lift out from under the bike in March??? April??



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i got forgetful for a while and when i checked my air right after new years i was down to like 30 each :O.
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So ThiRty eAch doesn'T sOund too bad with it being Winter. i wAs down to 20 on my fRonT.

tHere's Actually more to the Story than that.

foR some reAson i couldn't get the cap off the Back tIrE Stem. took me several minutes. felt like the twilight zone.
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I do not have stem caps or whatever they are called on my tires because i was told they can cause pressure leaks,and have heard it is the opposite,anyone have input on that?
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Stem caps More info needed(at least on my end) Ain't got a clue what you mean If you mean valve caps, someone
give you a line on making air leak

(you ain't tryin to josh the boys a bit, are you?)
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Stem caps More info needed(at least on my end) Ain't got a clue what you mean If you mean valve caps
stem caps and valve stem caps are the same thing. not sure what was confusing here.


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Inside the tire's valve stem there is a fairly delicate check valve. This valve is prone to leaking if dirt an road grime find it's way deep inside the stem. Valve stem caps keep the crud out so it is better to use them.

Secondly, that was dam funny Bevo LOL!



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When you change your tires from summer air to winter air you need to install winter stem caps, and vise verse when you switch back to summer air. You need summer stem caps!!

BEVO ur funny!!

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Ya, I used to do that but it is such a hassle. So now I have my air bottled and sent from Hawaii where the composition is specific to air at a fairly constant 82 degrees and a RH at about 60%. My valve stems are now in the shape of palm trees which is the universal symbol that my tires contain tropical air. All you need to do is unscrew one of the coconut shaped caps and add more tropical air as needed. Never had a problem with air swapping since.



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