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    Quote Originally Posted by dieselyoda View Post
    The OP never responded. This was another "how far can I go on bald tires?"

    The forum moderators have to start taking action on these absolutely, ridiculous posts.
    "Lighten up, Francis."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    It's not normal.
    Maybe leaking at the valve cores or tire beads.
    Or a puncture. I've had my share of those...
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKsuited View Post
    Or a puncture. I've had my share of those...
    My money's on this.

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    Air loss

    Quote Originally Posted by brentseay@gmail.com View Post
    Team,

    My 2010 RT with Road 5 tires lose about 1 PSI per day on the front wheel and 4 PSI on the back wheel per day. I check my tires every day but wasn't expecting to have to inflate them every day. These are new tires and have no visible punctures. I'm told by other motorcycle friends and one motorcycle mechanic that "sport tires" will lose air very quickly.

    What gives?

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    Brent
    Just returned 3K trip lost 2psi front 3psi rear Michelin road pilot 5 in the first 1300 miles.
    Lost none on the return . Tires were new when I, started the return trip was mostly in the rain.
    Perhaps the tires stayed cooler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 05biggray View Post
    Just returned 3K trip lost 2psi front 3psi rear Michelin road pilot 5 in the first 1300 miles.
    Lost none on the return . Tires were new when I, started the return trip was mostly in the rain.
    Perhaps the tires stayed cooler.
    This tells me that the rims were not totally clean, but that the seal improved as the tires flexed as the bike was ridden those first many miles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BC1100S View Post
    "Lighten up, Francis."
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    I had a new Metzler that was losing air at the rate of a psi or two a day. I tolerated it, topping it up every day, until it started losing a few psi an hour and then many psi an hour. It turned out that a small metal rod like a clevis pin was embedded in the tire. Apparently it happened at the factory in making the tire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jandhumphreyme View Post
    What actions do you recommend the moderators take?

    You respond to a two week old post with thirteen response's that are pretty much identical and are upset that someone doesn't respond?

    I hope I'm missing a joke here, new meds have me a little off kilter.
    Spray them with a 50% soapy water solution...if they change their answer tighten their stem until they're consistent (I use a BMW "Stemtorque" only $125 at any dealer). If the poster is leaking around the rim, sometimes a hard kick will set them straight- sort of "re-seat" the leaky bashturd. Other than that I'd try all the other (identical) solutions offered.

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    If you lost 1 as in one psi per day on the family ride, in ten days you could look at the tire and say WTF?

    The average family car holds between 20-60 liters of air per tire.

    Our tires hold as much as 20 liters of air and a drop of 4 PSI per day would yield tires that are round on the top after 8 hours. 9:00, 12:00 and 3:00 clock would be round.

    My point is: we had; how far can you go on bald tires.
    Is 7L of oil too much?
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    Enough Mods!

    This isn't a joke that could be funny with the right meds (likely not available in Canada).

    Every person that posts on this club/forum wants every problem to be resolved so we can ride.

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    Has anyone besides me just made a modification to their "ignore list"?


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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    They are wrong. Modern tires of any variety do not lose air very quickly if the valve stem and core are sound and the rim is clean when the tire is mounted.

    I find that with PR4 tires on an R1100RS and R1150R I might need to add a pound or two every month.
    This is my experience. I really only check the pressures with gauge every few weeks or so. I do kick them with the toe of my boot before leaving work and then every morning I hit them with a hammer hard enough go get a good thump. You get used to what both of those feel like and a flat or very low tire will be readily apparent which is all I am really looking for before riding. I currently have a couple 36 psi green, yellow, red indicator valve stem caps but its still way easier to kick them than get the tire spun around so you can see them. I think I would really rather have a live bluetooth system. I've hit a couple things in the road and wondered if maybe I would get a flat and kept going distracted while seeing if I could feel a change. Not the best plan for a number of reasons.

    Frankly I have been very surprised at how little the pressure goes down over time with the tubeless Road 3's on an alloy wheel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BC1100S View Post
    Has anyone besides me just made a modification to their "ignore list"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BC1100S View Post
    Has anyone besides me just made a modification to their "ignore list"?

    Begin rant:

    Let's not be too hard on him, after all I too get VERY frustrated with posters who start a thread and then have many members give very detailed answers, telling the OP what to check, how to check it, the various possibilities of what could be wrong and then..........crickets. Never to return.

    The way this forum works and what makes it so valuable is not all the opinions on what MIGHT be wrong, (After all the internet is full of opinions), but the feedback on what the solution ACTUALLY was. We ALL learn once we know the correct answer. This forum is not only for the mechanical education of individual members on there individual issues, it works best as continueing education for all of us, whether we have had the posted problem or not (yet).

    It's like when you were in school. If you had a test or quiz, but the corrected test was never returned to you, the only person that learned anything was the teacher. She learned what you didn' know. But if the corrected test was returned to you, you learned the correct answers to the things that you didn't know and might even have a greater chance of remembering it in the future because of the extra attention.

    The OP might have learned what was wrong with his bike, but WE didn't. All we have is a bunch of opinions of what could be wrong (maybe). We don't have a confirmed answer. We don't even have any further feedback as to what was checked and found NOT to be the problem, so that we could further consider the problem.

    If it is important enough to someone to start a thread, it should be important enough to follow up on it.
    The hit and run type of posting does not serve this community well.

    Rant over.





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    Quote Originally Posted by 98lee View Post
    If it is important enough to someone to start a thread, it should be important enough to follow up on it.
    The hit and run type of posting does not serve this community well.

    Absolutely
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    Kinda funny, the last time the OP was signed in was a minute after he made this post. In other words, he has not logged in to checked for a response.
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