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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-20-2013, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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Slow leak on rear tire

When I bought this bike salesman said he just put air in all tires up to spec. I drove for about a week and check rear tire it was at about 22 pounds supposed to be at 28. I put it up to 32, checked it two days later its at 27. the tire looks brand new. bubbled tested the stem and no leaks. could the guy really have changed the tire and not put a new tube in this thing? What would you do at this point?

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I would check the manufacture's date on the side wall first and go from there. If they are close to being 7 years old, replace both.

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Thanks will burr but I had a blonde moment! I was checking the tires hot and cold. dum dum. That's a good idea though to check the wall for the date of the tire. thanks

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Had problems with my 1700 slow leaking. Found the nut holding the valve stem in the rim slightly loose. Realize this does not apply for tubed tires, but thought a good place to pass the info on.

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Well now you got me thinking, I thought I had tubes in my tires, but I just checked the service manual and it says tubeless. Time for more investigation, does anyone know what comes on aVulcan 900 Lt, stock?

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