Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Brighton, ON, Canada
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11.3mm Tire Valve Question
At the local shop, I had them install a 90 degree tire valve on the rear wheel. This is to accommodate the tire monitor on my Doran TPMS. Most of my riding is country roads, so I rarely hit a high speed. However, the other day I was on the highway, doing 120-130 km/hr. And I was losing air out of the rear tire. I pulled over, made sure the Doran monitor was screwed tightly on the tire valve, and filled the tire with air. Back up to the same speed, and started losing air again. Put air in, back on the highway, and started losing air a third time. Rode home on smaller roads, no air loss.
Back in the garage for a couple of days now, and no air pressure loss. And no nails or anything that I could see in the tire. However, this morning I pushed the 90 degree metal tire valve a bit to the side, and I could hear air leaking out. So the issue is the tire valve.
My question to the forum, is what could this mean? Maybe the shop didn't use an 11.3mm tire valve? Maybe it's just simply loose? (There is a nut to tighten it. If that's the culprit though, and I tighten it, it'll probably come loose again).
The service manager at the shop is a good guy, and he'll respond right away when I contact him. But I'd like to make some helpful suggestions to him.
2012 Kawasaki Versys 1000
2012 Honda Gold Wing 1800
Last edited by CuddyBuddy; 05-03-2018 at 06:51 AM.