damned dealership.....

Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by jtl090179, May 23, 2007.

  1. jtl090179

    jtl090179 Oh I get it, yeah. He's the girl, then you're the OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2003
    Messages:
    18,880
    Likes Received:
    5
    so after deflating my tires for the winter i went to fill them up and the valve stem and core from the front was junk. wouldnt hold air. so i took it in and they replaced the valve stem free of charge. put the tire back on and didnt think anything of it. put a few hundred miles on and a buddy finally noticed that the tire was mounted the wrong way. wtf. i didnt even think of looking at it. well today ended up pulling it off and bringing it back in for them to switch it back. still no charge. but how the fuck do they not pay attention to how they pulled the tire off...........

    just ranting. good thing it was free for both or i would be mad:hs:
     
  2. Vermincelli

    Vermincelli Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2004
    Messages:
    57,873
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    GET OFF MY LAWN!
    Did that myself last month. Checked the tire 4 times to make sure I had it set to go on the right way, then when I set it aside to pull off the old tire I managed to somehow spin it in my hand. Tossed it onto the rim backwards and didn't notice til I mounted the wheel :)

    Not sure why you deflated your tires for winter though.
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2007
  3. jtl090179

    jtl090179 Oh I get it, yeah. He's the girl, then you're the OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2003
    Messages:
    18,880
    Likes Received:
    5
    read a few edu's about winter storage that said to :dunno:
     
  4. Vermincelli

    Vermincelli Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2004
    Messages:
    57,873
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    GET OFF MY LAWN!
    Old wive's tail. It's one of the worst things to do as it causes flatspots on the tires quicker. I used to do it too and learned the hard way ;)

    You are better off keeping them aired up and then rotating them every couple weeks or even better, blocking the bike so the tires are off the ground. (course riding year round is even better :))
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2007
  5. jtl090179

    jtl090179 Oh I get it, yeah. He's the girl, then you're the OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2003
    Messages:
    18,880
    Likes Received:
    5
    i put them the bike up on my stand is that good enough?
     
  6. Vermincelli

    Vermincelli Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2004
    Messages:
    57,873
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    GET OFF MY LAWN!
    just rotate them every couple weeks inflated so you don't get flatspots or weather cracking and you are good to go. :)
     
  7. synrgy

    synrgy New Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2006
    Messages:
    63
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Australia
    deflate tires and put on blocks/stands aswell
     
  8. jtl090179

    jtl090179 Oh I get it, yeah. He's the girl, then you're the OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2003
    Messages:
    18,880
    Likes Received:
    5
    i thought vermincelli just said not to do that :dunno: what really the correct way?
     
  9. Necromancer

    Necromancer Guest

    If the bike is off the ground on stands, then don't worry about deflating them and just leave the air in them.
     
  10. synrgy

    synrgy New Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2006
    Messages:
    63
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Australia

    i dunno i just thought vermincelli meant not to deflate them and leave the bike sitting on its deflated tyres.

    I just sit mine up on a stand when not in use, i dont defalte.
     
  11. Buck-O

    Buck-O Guest

    Dont deflate your tires. Just rotate them regularly so they are not sittign int eh same spot all the time.

    Deflating the tires can cause damage to the sidewalls of the tire. And well...you kinda need those.

    Best bet is to get a front and rear stand, and lift the whole bike off the ground, then you dont have to worry about it.
     

Share This Page