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post #31 of 66 (permalink) Old Jun 7th, 2014, 8:49 am
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These things need air?

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Originally Posted by va duc View Post
All great ideas fellows. Thanks to everyone contributing to this thread. What a great forum. u guys rock. I do a lot of long distant riding (after all it is a sport touring bike) and was wondering how to add air wile riding?
I have heard of some extenders and was wondering if anyone has used these?
Zipp Inline Valve Extender at BikeTiresDirect
seems like a no brainier to me?
Those are only for single sided swingarm bikes. The air hose would get caught up in the swingarm on your bike.

You need one of these.

You can clamp the cylinder to one of the wheel spokes and run it to the valve stem. The key is to let out the extra pressure above your target psi and then connect it to your valve stem. That way it will always keep it perfectly topped off.

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are those things you have to screw off to get at the valve reuseable? Mine seem to be made of cheap plastic.
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Wow, I go away for another 3 day w/e (Americade)...what prompted this string? Did it have anything to do with watermelons?

I think watermelon-fragranced air would be perfect for the ST tires...

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Originally Posted by Jetpack View Post
...Whatever you do, make sure you do not re-use your air gasket...
Remember to replace that air gasket every 6,000 miles or two years, which ever comes first.

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I once made the nearly fatal mistake of using summer air in the middle of winter in both of my tires!

Of course the humidity was way out of spec for the low temps and it froze and threw off my tire balance so bad I had to have the dealer come to my house to determine what was wrong.

Boy was I red faced.


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All these comment's make perfect sense to me now. While doing my monthly checks on our S.C.B.A. gear I noticed that one of the tanks was low. My manager instructed me to get the other tanks drained and have "fresh" air installed in them all.

I shit you not.

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My friend with the CBR swears by the Honda method:

Suck all the soul out and refill with premium ARCO air.

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There's gotta be some way around this technological quagmire. Has anyone tried filling the tires entirely with tapioca beads (like from Japanese bubble tea)? Then we wouldn't need any air. I don't know what'd happen in cold weather though - if they froze, the ride could get a bit hard. Maybe there are winter beads?

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