Checking tire pressure.

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by Ultra Classic, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. Ultra Classic

    Ultra Classic Member

    81
    0
    0
    I have a 2011 ultra classic and to be honest i'm having a heck of a time checking the rear tire pressure or even filling it up with air. More air comes out before i'm able to get the darn thing on to fill the tire up. The rear disk brake is the problem. It's get in the way and i usually have to bend the valve stem in order to check or fill it up. Any suggestions from anyone to make this process easier?
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

    18,544
    153
    399
    Air Chucks - Tire Air Chuck | Northern Tool check these out, and roll your bike so the valve is at the bottom of the tire
     
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

    25,464
    108
    44
  4. lorne

    lorne Senior Member

    2,426
    58
    18
    had the same problem when i first got my RK. used my digital that i use for the softail but wouldn't quite fit properly. found a lower profile gauge and no problem
     
  5. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

    5,800
    153
    318
    Patience..I had to learn that from 2008 EG trying to check and fill tires to spec. I guess it would be to hard to install angled valve stems...Huh!!:)
     
  6. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

    3,224
    48
    13
    Easiest way I found to date is to raise bike on jack @ home & check/fill tires. Gives just enough rear ground clearance & I have HD's $pendy air gage to use for checks. Plan to swap rear stem w/90 angle when tire's swapped.
     
  7. deucedog

    deucedog Active Member

    326
    28
    1
    Last time I installed a new tire, I had them install an angled valve stem. (it's chrome too)
     
  8. ProF

    ProF Junior Member

    508
    28
    1
    Anybody happen to know off the top of their head if any of the tubes for spoked wheels are available with angled stems?
     
  9. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

    5,800
    153
    318
    This may help. Click on link: PV 78 - Tall 90o metal stem - Google Search
     
  10. Dr.Evil

    Dr.Evil Junior Member

    694
    0
    5
    When you find a gauge that works. Try overfilling the tire slightly, and then release the gauge from the stem lightly to let a little air out, then press back on to seal and get a reading. Repeat until you hit the desired pressure, then release the gauge quickly and call it good.