Rear tire losing air

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by alto, May 11, 2009.

  1. alto

    alto Active Member

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    I have an Ultra 01. Avon Venom tires..spoke wheels.
    I removed the side bags, sprayed the rim/tire with soapy water to try to locate a leak. There is a small leak just about the 'nut' on the valve stem.
    Is this a dealer type repair or is it something that a non mechanic like me can do.? Thanks for any advice.
     
  2. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

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    If the tube is leaking the wheel and tire have to come off and best to replace the tube. If just the valve core is leaking it may be a loose and just need a small turn. The valve core could also damaged and leaking past its seal. If you have to replace the tube check inside the tire for a small nail or other puncture.
     
  3. alto

    alto Active Member

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    Thanks all. Looks like a dealer type thing. If nothing else, peace of mind. If I have a go at it, I'll forever be worried about it letting me down ( so to speak).
    I'll stop at a dealer nearby tomorrow.
     
  4. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

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    If the bubbles are coming from the rim base where the stem comes through you most likely have a puncture. If the bubbles come from the top of the valve stem you have a valve core leak.