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Good writeup. I think this should be stickied, but probably in the Tire forum and not the DIY forum.
 
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Tommy H said:
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CobbZ said:
Seriously. Its spelt "tyre".
Depends where you live. Tyre in UK, Tire in North America. Kinda like color and colour.
So what you're really saying is that in England, and therefore in the English Language, it's spelt tyre! Lol.[/color]
I dont know bout all that fancy spelling but i know we dont like none of em down here in the south.
 

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Stop corrupting this Sticky with this stupid crap.

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The air valve on my front rim is leaking. Is that something I can easily do myself with out screwing it up? Or is it something I should just pay to have it done because it's better to have a professional do it? (i.e. mounting and balancing tires)
 

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you can replace the core easy. They just un screw. But if it's the seal to the rim .You need to fit a new valve. They pull through from the inside and of course require the bead to be un seated.

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yah this is great info here, thanks FOG.

I just hit 6k on my rear which is an IRC and have now hit the little indicator "lump?" so I'm going in this tuesday to put on a Bridgestone BT-45 to match the front. This is my first bike and I bought it like this from the dealer. I probably wouldn't have ever thought about matching the brand... Never did with any of the cars/trucks I've owned.
 

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just a bit of worthless advice :) ...I mostly pump my tyres up at petrol stations which is problematic because the hose end that fits onto the tyre valve wont fit and can take a while to get it on so buy a valve extender to save time and energy :)
 

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Thanks FOG, good post and even though it is 8.5 years old, it all rings true today. Tire technology is not rocket science but was a mystery to me for many years and this straight to the point explanation is very useful to know.
 
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