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  • Offline Coconut   gb

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    Leaky Tyre Valve !
    on: Sep 15, 2018, 08.44 am
    Sep 15, 2018, 08.44 am
    While checking my Tyre pressures the other day ( as I always do ),
    prior to a planned ride, on removing the dust cap from the rear tyre
    there was a gentle Hissing sound !
    ( Probably a loud Hissing sound to someone with better hearing than me !  :008: )

    A simple matter of tightening the valve up with a Valve Tool cured the problem.  :169:

    How many Members don't have one of these Tools ?

    Whenever checking your Tyre Pressures have a good listen for air escaping from the valve,
    and use the good old tried and tested method of wiping some "spit" across the top of the valve
    to see if it forms an expanding bubble - indicating a leak.

    If this had occurred out on the road - with only the dust cap to prevent the air escaping,
    I could have been left stranded, so I now carry my Valve Tool on the bike.  :028:

    Cheers  :821:


    Last Edit: Feb 16, 2020, 09.15 pm by Coconut

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    Re: Leaky Tyre Valve !
    Reply #1 on: Sep 15, 2018, 08.49 am
    Sep 15, 2018, 08.49 am
    I can remember when metal dust caps had a slot in the end to remove or tighten the valve. I'm not really that old am I?

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    Re: Leaky Tyre Valve !
    Reply #2 on: Sep 15, 2018, 08.50 am
    Sep 15, 2018, 08.50 am
    So can I - and Yes you are !

    When I had them on a car they used to get pinched !

    Last Edit: Feb 16, 2020, 09.14 pm by Coconut

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    Re: Leaky Tyre Valve !
    Reply #3 on: Sep 15, 2018, 03.09 pm
    Sep 15, 2018, 03.09 pm
    Exactly the item that's on my rear tire.  Not too visible with the luggage on, so it somewhat minimizes the risk of it going away.  I bought a 4 pack and still have 3 for backup.
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    Re: Leaky Tyre Valve !
    Reply #4 on: Sep 15, 2018, 04.11 pm
    Sep 15, 2018, 04.11 pm
     I have been told to be sure to check the valve core after using one of the small pumps that vibrate.  I was told that after plugging a tire on the road that kept leaking.  Turned out half of the leak was from the valve core.

     Plugged it for the third time, tightened up the valve core and I was good for another 300 miles, then I replaced the tire.
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    Re: Leaky Tyre Valve !
    Reply #5 on: Sep 16, 2018, 01.45 am
    Sep 16, 2018, 01.45 am
    Coconut, we "are" getting old, older. But I do have one of these caps on the rear valve of my Trophy, along with one in the ash tray [I'm a non smoker] of my four wheel drive Toyota Tray. There's also one on one of my off road, dirt, rims and one on one of my road only rims. Also I carry one of the old valve tools for cleaning the outside and inside of the valve stem. I'm sure you'll know what I'm talking about. Cheers. :158:
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    Re: Leaky Tyre Valve !
    Reply #6 on: Sep 16, 2018, 08.46 am
    Sep 16, 2018, 08.46 am
    *Originally Posted by atrophy [+]
    I have been told to be sure to check the valve core after using one of the small pumps that vibrate.  I was told that after plugging a tire on the road that kept leaking.  Turned out half of the leak was from the valve core.

     Plugged it for the third time, tightened up the valve core and I was good for another 300 miles, then I replaced the tire.

    Could well be true about the vibration from 12V pumps, I have an air bag suspension system on my truck, use a battery powered pump on that, I found the core valve had unscrewed itself a little a few weeks back.

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    Re: Leaky Tyre Valve !
    Reply #7 on: Sep 16, 2018, 03.05 pm
    Sep 16, 2018, 03.05 pm
    Also have a valve cap tool on my rear tire!
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