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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-30-2019, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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Tire pressure check

I bet all of you Grey Beards out there (actually I have a grey beard) have a trick for checking/inflating the rear tire. I have that flexible tube from the Motor Company but I bet there is something else out there. I keep on forgetting to ask around at the Gatherings. My shop is limited and I use a bicycle pump. It is a pain laying on your back and fussing with threading that thing on.
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I bet all of you Grey Beards out there (actually I have a grey beard) have a trick for checking/inflating the rear tire. I have that flexible tube from the Motor Company but I bet there is something else out there. I keep on forgetting to ask around at the Gatherings. My shop is limited and I use a bicycle pump. It is a pain laying on your back and fussing with threading that thing on.
When I changed my tires I replaced the tire valves with right angle ones.
I know that they make right angle adapters that you could use until the next time you replace your tires and have right angle valves installed.
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whenever i do the tires, i lift the bike on my j&s jack. then i can just spin the tire to wherever i need it, and then screw on the extension. my compressor has a air gauge on it, and a clip on the filler so i just pop it on, fill it, then pop it off.

sounds like a pain, but it really only takes a couple of minutes to jack the bike up and i think once you do that, it makes the process much faster so it could even wash out in the end.
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When I changed my tires I replaced the tire valves with right angle ones.
I know that they make right angle adapters that you could use until the next time you replace your tires and have right angle valves installed.
Hope this helps.
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Ditto, When I had my rear tire replaced I had them change the valve stem to a 90* valve stem. Now its easy to check and fill tire.

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If you take the rt side saddlebag off you get a lot of access.


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I've got a 9' x 20' piece of carpet that the bikes sit on in the garage, so laying on the floor to get to the rear stem isn't that bad.


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I forgot to mention that I run tubed tires on spoked wheels. Complicates things. Thanks for the tip on the saddlebag. I will give it a try.
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I forgot to mention that I run tubed tires on spoked wheels. Complicates things. Thanks for the tip on the saddlebag. I will give it a try.
Here's another option if interested.
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I don't have the 90 angled valve stems, so I'm still pulling the right saddle bag to check and fill. But, for checking the pressure I've got an air shock gauge that I bought back when the 2015 still had the factory air shocks on it. Plenty of range for tire pressure, accurate and it has a 6" long rubber hose with a screw on fitting for attaching to the valve stem on the rim.

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