Stuck in Watson Lake, YT with a slowly leaking K60. Ideas?

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  1. Philander

    Philander Someday...

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    All,

    My brother and I are stuck in Watson Lake Yukon with a slowly leaking K60 on his Super Ten.

    We stopped in Toad River and noticed he had a flat. Aired it back up and checked it after 45min of riding, all was good.

    After another hour it had dropped 20psi:eek1

    We have soaped up the tire, valve stem and sides but we can't find any leaks. He has dyna beads in the tires, so we are not sure about dumping a can of slime in there...

    Any ideas?
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  2. gsweave

    gsweave Yinz, blinkers are on, since 05

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    resoap valvestem, push it around.

    Most suspect area for leak.
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  3. Garp

    Garp Long timer

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    I had one on the front of my GS that would never seat properly. It would leak slowly until it had lost a few pounds, then it reached a tipping point and went flat in a hurry. No amount of rotating and reseating ever got rid of the problem the only solution was a new Metzler which seated perfectly.
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  4. duck

    duck Banned

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    You definitely don't want to Slime Dynabeads.

    Next time try: http://www.ride-on.com/

    (Not affiliated. Just a satisfied customer.)
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  5. Snowbound

    Snowbound Been here awhile

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    I had the same problem . I also tightened the valve stem . My air loss was inconsistent . Best I can say is keep checking and airing up , just don't go over 36 PSI .


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  6. Beezer

    Beezer Long timer

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    are you sure there isn't a nail in the tread somewhere? if no nail, I would break the bead & scrub the rim, reinflate with some wd40. no need to remove the tire, be near a good source of air
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  7. Bigger Al

    Bigger Al Still a stupid tire guy

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    Soap the valve core. There might be some sort of issue with the Dynabeads fouling the seal.

    If all else fails, remove the beads and put a tube in the tire. Run a rag through it first to make certain that there isn't something really small that's causing the current leak.
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  8. Tim McKittrick

    Tim McKittrick Long timer

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    The only issue I've ever had with dynabeads was interfearance with the valve stem- I'd remove your valve stem core with it up high so any beads would be down in the bottom of the tire, clean it and the threads, reinsert and test.

    And as Bigger Al said, if all else fails you can insert a tube.
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  9. Flashmo

    Flashmo Whatever...

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    Just put a tube in it
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  10. perterra

    perterra -. --- .--. .

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    I had a valve stem that would blow down for no reason. Air it up, would last 3 or 4 days with out losing a pound. take it out for a ride and bring it in, still correctpressure, get up the next morning it would be flat. Air it up, might go another week, then go down on a ride.
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  11. Philander

    Philander Someday...

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    So, we are at Yukon Yamaha in Whitehorse. We limped to Whitehorse at 100kph, stopping every 40 minutes to air up the tire. The pinch bolt for the rear tire was seized, and my brother was nervous about heating the assembly to get it out.

    Turns out it was leaking from the bead. Bit of rim damage. So now they are sanding out the burrs on the rim and we are both getting Ride-on put in our tires.

    This place is awesome. Thanks for the replies!
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  12. yamalama

    yamalama wet coaster

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    nice.
    Have a GREAT RIDE.
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  13. DSM8

    DSM8 Where fun goes to die....

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    Something to be aware of with this stuff if you have never used it before.

    After the bike sits (depending on how much is put in) you can have a head shake or weird vibration after first starting off.

    That is due to it settling into the bottom of the tire. Just keep riding for a bit it will distribute itself in a few minutes or miles depending on how cold it is.

    First time this happened to me freaked me out.
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