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post #1 of 8 Old 06-20-2016, 12:38 AM Thread Starter
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any youtube vids you'd recommend on checking and adding air to my tires? i had an incident with my scooter a couple of years ago. I'm concerned even messing with mine.

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Unsure what problem you are experiencing.
But buy a few 90 degree tyre valve adaptors off ebay. Bluetac one inside one of the side panel covers ( or both ). Have one in your riding jacket pocket. I don't, but you could probably leave the adaptors permanently attached to the valves.


But you really need to check your tyre pressures, in the last 6 months I have had 3 nails in the rear tyre that I only picked up due to lower than expected air pressures.
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But you really need to check your tyre pressures, in the last 6 months I have had 3 nails in the rear tyre that I only picked up due to lower than expected air pressures.
I've been looking at these: https://www.amazon.com/FOBO-FB1574-B...&keywords=FOBO
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air inflation tips

just make sure theyre cold when you check em when youre ridin they build up pressure i like to carry a small can of fix a flat it'll get ya home but it makes a mess on the rim when you change the tire and a couple numbers on your phone for tow trucks ; take care of them tires, it aint like on a four wheeler cage where you can carry a spare ha four wheeler cage drivers- we used to call em four leggers cause they wouldnt be able to balance on two

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re. the fobo tyre pressure monitors.
Just checked my 2 bikes.
Should be ok on the street 500 because it has metal valve stems.
I don't think it can be used on the rubber stems on my vrod.


Just something I remember hearing about such monitors or I could be full of crap. (Who can tell ?)
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Cool tire tips

Good stuff to know. I've been busy with work. I think I have some fix a flat with me.

Expensive but nice idea. I love that idea. Beats the heck out of riding on a flat.

People I am around aren't as pro forums as me. If I could get emailed notifications, I would. I used to get them.

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While on the subject of Tire Inflation, Has anyone noticed this? HD says to Inflate the Rear Tire to 42 PSI(Michelin). The tire is stamped 41.


I have an air compressor. And use one of those Automotive inflators with gauge. The straight through design. Not the Dual Truck unit. Motion Pro makes an angle inflator. Doesn't have a gauge. Its made out of Billet Aluminum(I think) and is a little pricey. Wonder if that would be easier with the rear?

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I picked up this from amazon: https://amzn.com/B011N613B4 and it works much better than any of the inflators I already had. With the others I had a **** of a time getting things lined up to inflate the tire. The right angle connector on this one works great and the gauge seems accurate. Plus it works for the presta valves on my bicycle tires.
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