How to put air in the tires? - Page 4 - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #31 of 66 (permalink) Old Jun 7th, 2014, 8:49 am
Senior Member
 
Mr_Squidward's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: The Flat, Frozen, Midwest
Posts: 355
These things need air?

Shiny Black '06 ST3s
Mr_Squidward is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #32 of 66 (permalink) Old Jun 7th, 2014, 9:40 am
Temporary greeter
 
Wonway's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Chicago, IL., USA
Posts: 23,052
Garage
Images: 1
Quote:
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.

1994 888 LTD #61 DVT
2014 KTM Adventure R with duct tape mod v1.0

Ducati.ms ECM photos
Wonway is offline  
post #33 of 66 (permalink) Old Jun 7th, 2014, 9:56 am
Prolific Poster Award
 
DucmanST3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Sooke, BC,
Posts: 6,954
Images: 1
are those things you have to screw off to get at the valve reuseable? Mine seem to be made of cheap plastic.
DucmanST3 is offline  
 
post #34 of 66 (permalink) Old Jun 9th, 2014, 9:05 am
Senior Member
 
Stick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Greater Worcester Area, MA, USA
Posts: 3,785
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...

What'd I miss, what'd I miss?

Stick -~~~- Need an adrenaline rush? Shove a DUC between your legs.
Present DUCs: 2013 MTS1200S GT, 2003 ST4S, 2001 ST2, 1996 900 SS/CR, 1996 900 SS/SP
Stick is offline  
post #35 of 66 (permalink) Old Jun 9th, 2014, 8:12 pm
Moderator in moderation
 
mlukason's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Hopkinton, MA, USA
Posts: 4,630
Garage
Quote:
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.

Mike
2006 ST3 - 2004 KLR 650 (the Truck)
NEDOC
mlukason is offline  
post #36 of 66 (permalink) Old Jun 10th, 2014, 12:23 am
Prolific Poster Award
 
RockingM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia, CSA
Posts: 5,879
Max has totally lost it and drawn y'all into his sick little world........

"Beware the lollypop of mediocrity; one lick and you suck forever. " Timothy Leary

“Ignorance is a powerful tool if applied at the right time, even usually surpassing knowledge.” EJ Potter

Robert
2015 Multistrada TourS
Past 99 ST4 Red
2003 ST4s Red
2 750 GTs
1961 Velocette in 1953 Featherbed
RockingM is offline  
post #37 of 66 (permalink) Old Jun 10th, 2014, 4:27 am
Member
 
BobM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Tiverton, RI, USA
Posts: 57
Images: 1
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.

Bob



2001 RED ST4, FBF stage 1 EEPROM, Forza carbon slip-ons, K & N open intake, quiet clutch mod.

1996 Gas Gas JTR 270
1977 Honda 750 F2
1970 Honda QA50
BobM is offline  
post #38 of 66 (permalink) Old Jun 10th, 2014, 6:50 am Thread Starter
The days are getting longer!
 
va duc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Mathews County, VA, USA
Posts: 8,278
Images: 12
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.

True story.



AMA Member
1998 Silver ST2$
Motto Guzzi G2 Moped


va duc is offline  
post #39 of 66 (permalink) Old Jun 10th, 2014, 8:35 am
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Bremerton, WA, USA
Posts: 620
My friend with the CBR swears by the Honda method:

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

2000 ST2 -31.8k miles (13.4k are mine) and too many mods to list in sig limits / 2011 Triumph Sprint GT 1050
CHarris is offline  
post #40 of 66 (permalink) Old Jun 10th, 2014, 8:42 am
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Jericho Center, VT, USA
Posts: 639
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?

Peter Tourin in Jericho Center, VT
'98 ST2, '75 Norton Mk III
ptourin is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Poll:Would you put nitrogen in your tires. punisher Ducati Motorcycle Chat 29 Jun 22nd, 2012 5:36 am
What tires should I put on my sport1000 Duchead Sport Classic 23 Mar 18th, 2010 7:58 am
Dezmos chassis: or can you put an air/oil cooled motor in a Superbike chassis? rustysrustyduc Superbikes 4 Jul 13th, 2007 4:51 pm
F1 Air Filters and Tires ChrisMeyer Vintage 8 Jun 10th, 2007 9:13 pm

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome