Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Lincoln University, PA
Baffled by PSI Mystery
Wondering if anyone ever experienced this.
Caught in a hard downpour about two weeks ago, I was heading home and hit a large bump on the road at a bridge joint (pissed me off cuz I know it's there and always avoid it). Immediately after hitting the bump, my TPMS light came on and it showed my front tire had 36 psi and would I like to find air. I was close to home, so dropped my speed. I didn't feel any vibrations, and the PSI showed 35 as I pulled in garage.
My big fear was I bent the rim. I put the bike on the jack and spent the next half hour studying the tire, the rim etc. I didn't see anything. I put the bike on the ground and inflated to 41 PSI. Next morning it was 40 psi, nothing unusual since temps went down overnight. It rained for the next 2 days so bike sat and PSI remained the same.
As a habit, I scroll through my settings before riding for the day. I mentally note the psi, and my front is usually between 41-43 after sitting. It was the same this day.
My question is, is it feasible that a "puff" of air escaped upon impact of the bump without any actual damage? My dealer is stumped, I am stumped, and several hundred miles later, the psi is the same.
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