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  • Tyre pressure issue

    Hi All,

    I'm having this issue with the front tyre (stock - tubeless?) where the pressure drops to single digits (4 one time and 8 another) when checked between 2 weeks. The bike is basically unused between this period due to the current work from home scenario. Is this natural?

    I cant seem to see any damage on the tyre (nails etc) but one worrying thing is a scratch in the rim where we can see a slight bend especially pls refer to the blurred pic below -

    What could be the reasons and what kind of damage am I looking at here?

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    Thanks
    Last edited by strahl7; 09-21-2020, 11:29 PM.

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      I always had air leakage in my car and motorcycles with tubeless tyres, it's unavoidable. BUT not as much as your case. A perfectly well tubeless tyre, which is not damaged or punctured, should never lose more than 3-4 PSI within 2 weeks.

      Your tyre is definitely leaking air from somewhere. I guess it would be the tyre's beading. Take it to an expert tyre repair shop, they will detect the leak and patch it up accordingly.

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        Tyres will loose its pressure after some weeks, even if you use or don't use the vehicle. If you notice low tyre pressure without any punctures visually, the tyre pressure loss could be due to Micro puncture(which you cannot see visually), Valve nipple loose or the tyre beading improper seating. The scratches in picture look like a lever mark of puncture shop or it could be caused during the ride. If there is a bend in the rim, then this definitely due to ride and not manhandling or product issue. Check if you feel any wobbling while you ride. If you feel the wobbling then it could be due to tyre seating improper nor the rim bend.
        I suggest you to get the vehicle to Puncture shop and get it resolved. Also you can keep your tyres filled with Nitrogen air if available, since you told that you are using your motorcycle rarely. This helps you to maintain tyres better.

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          Re: Tyre pressure issue

          Originally posted by arya809 View Post
          I always had air leakage in my car and motorcycles with tubeless tyres, it's unavoidable. BUT not as much as your case. A perfectly well tubeless tyre, which is not damaged or punctured, should never lose more than 3-4 PSI within 2 weeks.

          Your tyre is definitely leaking air from somewhere. I guess it would be the tyre's beading. Take it to an expert tyre repair shop, they will detect the leak and patch it up accordingly.
          Got it, I hope it is the beading as you said. Will have this checked at a shop. Thanks.

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          Originally posted by imvj View Post
          Tyres will loose its pressure after some weeks, even if you use or don't use the vehicle. If you notice low tyre pressure without any punctures visually, the tyre pressure loss could be due to Micro puncture(which you cannot see visually), Valve nipple loose or the tyre beading improper seating. The scratches in picture look like a lever mark of puncture shop or it could be caused during the ride. If there is a bend in the rim, then this definitely due to ride and not manhandling or product issue. Check if you feel any wobbling while you ride. If you feel the wobbling then it could be due to tyre seating improper nor the rim bend.
          I suggest you to get the vehicle to Puncture shop and get it resolved. Also you can keep your tyres filled with Nitrogen air if available, since you told that you are using your motorcycle rarely. This helps you to maintain tyres better.
          There is no wobbling noticeable when the tyre is refilled, it is only noticeable at first when ridden at low speeds probably due to low air that had leaked away when kept idle.

          Noted on the nitrogen part, in normal conditions, would have checked the air atleast once in 2 weeks when fuelling up, but now, will see. Thanks

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            Re: Tyre pressure issue

            So apparently, there was sand in the beading causing a steady leak of air, which was just cleaned off and apparently. seems like this fixed the issue

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