Putting air in tires is a .....

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by dogdad, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. dogdad

    dogdad Active Member

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    I know I asked about putting air in tires before and after finding out about the air chuck I needed to do it,, but I have to say,,,,,it is a "PAIN" doing it. I fight to get my hand w/ chuck between the rotor and rim. I would think it would be easier somehow. Is there a better way that I'm not familiar with?
     
  2. SeaRider04

    SeaRider04 Active Member

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    You may using a wrong chuck (too long?) use the stubby one, look in the help sections, we did talked about this not too long ago.
     
  3. dogdad

    dogdad Active Member

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    I am using the stubby,,,it's still a pain.
     
  4. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

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    Better let the dealer do it for you. The big plus will be the air he will use is H/D approved and blessed.
     
  5. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    If the problem you are having is to get your hand in there between the air chuck and rotor ask your wife to do it for you.Thats what I do as her hands are so much smaller she makes it look easy:D
     
  6. wildspirit97

    wildspirit97 Senior Member

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    are you tubed or tubeless? If you have a tube you could have a new tube put in with a different valve stem, If your tubeless you could change the valve stem out for a different one. Maybe one with a 90 in it.
     
  7. caseyleiser

    caseyleiser Active Member

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    I bought a 90 degree extention from an R.V. store, just screw it on when I need air. Works really well.
     
  8. dogdad

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    Have a tube,,,I think with spokes there's no choice
    Like the idea,,,I'll look for the angled extension.
     
  9. Buzzy

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    Yeah, it is a pain, especially on the rear tire of a bagger.
     
  10. dogdad

    dogdad Active Member

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    I take my bag off to put air in,,,it's just that my hands have a hard time fitting between the rotor and rim.