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    Senior Member Chicknstripn's Avatar
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    Tire sealant????

    My front tire has a slow leak.
    Iíve removed the tire from the rim and canít find any punctures.
    Iíve cleaned the rim to insure bead area is good and clean.
    Iíve used soapy water around the bead area to look for leaks and couldnít find any.
    I canít remwber checking the valve stems but I will say, 11 years and Iíve NEVER changed them.

    I was thinking of trying to use some kind of sealant on the tire bead area but now as Iím posting this Iím thinking replacing the valve stem might be the ticket.

    What do you Buell brainiacs think?

    AND just a side note.
    I have a brand new set of tires waiting to be levered on.

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    I would put about 50 psi in , then put the wheel in a tub of water and find the leak then deal with it or just put the new shoes on. Dont sweat the little sh*t.

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    Front tire is still good for at least another season.
    Only reason I’m thinking of what might be the issue besides the tire itself

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    Lately I had a weird thing happen that may relate.

    I just put tires on and they started to leak without any sign of bubbling anywhere! And even stranger, would sit and hold pressure ok sometimes, but would go flat very fast when riding

    After lots of cussing... the new inner valve stems I installed (they had the filter thing for the balancing beads) would only leak when they were spinning! WTF? and leak fast!

    My solution was the regular style inner valve stems and nice metal caps on tight with o-rings in them.

    Hope that helps ya Chicken.

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    Carlos, tire pressure and keeping that pressure is probably more important to me more than anyone on here being that I spend most of my time on the track. I only use Moto D 90į aluminum valve stems religiously on my track and street bikes. They have never failed me once. Super easy to check pressure between sessions and super easy to air up due to the 90į design. Peace, love, and hair grease!

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    Senior Member Chicknstripn's Avatar
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    Great idea on the 90 degree valve stems.
    What size are the Buell valve stems?
    Ive found some 8mm and 11mm sizes

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    Sh!t Carlos its been awhile since I did my Buell wheels but I believe they are 8.3mm

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    Btw DO NOT buy cheap Chinese knock offs. Buy Moto D only. If ya want Ill post close up pics of Chinese trash side by side with the Moto D's. I already learned the hard way, don't make the same mistake I did a long time ago just to save a few bucks. Cost more in the long run

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    Quote Originally Posted by wickedchop View Post
    Btw don't make the same mistake I did a long time ago just to save a few bucks. Cost more in the long run
    I like to put the tire beads and THEN the sealant.... Badunkadunk

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    I have the exact same problem on the Ully ever since I bought it, 2- 3 pounds a day, whether I ride or not, I have not been able to find out why the front tire leaks, real pain in the butt ! I'm not throwing out perfectly good tires so I live with it, let me know if you find anything.

    P.S. I just thought of something, what brand tire is yours ?


    Last edited by njloco; 11-02-2018 at 02:38 AM.

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