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If it's that much of a biggie as a process of elimination simply change the tire and valve.
Not sure what you mean by a biggie. Just wondering if anyone else has encountered this issue. Obviously I'd rather not purchase new tires when there's lots of wear left to the ones I have now.If it's that much of a biggie as a process of elimination simply change the tire and valve.
That I don't know, but I assume the latter, trying to keep the tech time down. Frankly, I don't even know if these are tubed tires. Also, I'm on an island and of the three mechanical outfits none of them will work on a bike, so I always have to ferry to the main to the Polaris dealer; 3 - 4 hours each way. Wish I was more mechanically minded but alas . . . I just ride the bloody things. :< >Personally, my money is on either a tube or tire change myself. Did they remove the wheel for diagnosis or simply use leak detector I wonder.
HAR! Looks like, eh? Yeah, I just had that 4000km service done at 5500km, and the Indian Motorcycle tech was the second one that checked for a leak. Like I say, it was likely only a leak detector thing, as I was basically lucky to get the service done at all this time of year, and that jammed into a couple of hours; Autumn has every Tom, Dick, and Harry bringing their Winter toys in. Currently they're backed up three weeks, so basically they took pity on me because of where I bought my bike (the Dieppe dealership really is that feckin' bad) and did me a favour getting it sorted.I had a look at the pictures you posted historically of your nice blue Scout. I would assume as you have cast wheels, they are tubeless tires it would also say on the tire itself. Only asking but did you get your slightly overdue service done? If not, you could perhaps combine the service and tire issue?
Feels like we are the only two people on the forum at the moment. 🤣
As @K9F said, run some water in your bathtub, add some Dawn dish soap, and look for air bubbles as you rotate the tire in the tub. It will show you any leaks. You may have a small nail in the tread part, or as has been mentioned, dirt or a foreign substance on the bead/rim, or a faulty schrader valve. Wherever it is leaking from, first air it up to about 50-55 psi, and then check it. Don’t forget to lower the pressure before riding.Thanks, folks . . . but it's starting to get cold outdoors round these parts about now, and I have no garage to work in. Maybe I can start doing so poking about on my bike when we finally get the structure built, but gawd knows when that will be.