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Did my usual walk around this morning before heading out and thought I haven't check the tire pressure in a week or so and both tires where low. Remember to make it a practice during your walk around before any trip. You'd be supprised want a few pounds of air does to your ride.
 

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check mine once a week...my front was off 7 lbs and 3 in the rear since it's got cool.

Got the digital model...supposedly accurate.
 

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Austin,

In the MSF course they teach that this is extremely IMPORTANT since we are riding on only two tires, if we have a blowout it will be bad.

Thanks for the reminder :bigthumbsup: :bigthumbsup: :bigthumbsup:, I bet if 10 people checked their tires, 7 or 8 have improper readings.


Apollo
 

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This is were nitrogen in tires comes in handy...nitrogen, being a larger molecule does not bleed thru butyl rubber as easily as air. I run this in my truck and have only lost 2lbs in 10 months and tires tend to run cooler also.
 

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Thanks Austin! I haven't checked mine since I purchased the Bike in May. My front was 26.5 and the back was 36.5. Thanks for the reminder - great post!
 

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My rear tire was right on the money but the front was down 6 psi. ::) Thanks for the reminder!! :bigthumbsup:
 

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I live in edmonton alberta canada...it is available at most tire stores here and some car dealerships. I do understand the initial machine is quite expensive for some small shops--but the bigger boys should carry it. I had to pay 20.00 bucks at first to get all the air purged and nitrogen installed but there after, top ups are free. Hope this helps.
 

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Costco uses nitrogen to fill up tires they sell. The would probably fill it for you.
 

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one time my tires got low, and it made my bike roll. since the kickstand sucks, my bike fell over. unfortunately, it landed on the JSD, and that made my tank explode.
 
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