ATV tires

ATV tires

PostBy: dtzackus On: Wed Oct 07, 2009 1:35 pm

Hello, I bought my kids a youth sized 110cc Quad, I was actually sick and tired of the damn barbie jeep's battery dying all the time. It is a nice little model with remote control kill switch, throttle adjustment and shocks for both the front and rear shocks. I can even get on it and full throttle, I can get about 35 mph.

My question is that everytime, I pull it out the one tire is always flat. Flat to the point of where I have to get dawn soap and form a bead around the rim and tire in order to blow it back up.

Anyone recommend what I can do to prevent this, I was thinking of fix a flat, but not sure. I checked the tire and see nothing wrong with it.

Any help would be greatful! Dan
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Re: ATV tires

PostBy: 009to090 On: Wed Oct 07, 2009 1:38 pm

Dan, put a tube in it. :idea:
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Re: ATV tires

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Wed Oct 07, 2009 1:46 pm

Take the wheel and tire off and fill it with air. Stick in a bathtub full of water and it will tell you where it is leaking. You may be able to do it without pulling it with a squirt bottle and soapy water, just mist it down and look for the bubbles. If its at the bead, break it down and clean it. Maybe a little of that black sillycone to seal it if it's rough. If its leaking through the body of the tire, take it to a garage and have them put a plug in it for a couple of bucks. Start at the valve stem with the soapy water, the valves do go bad and the stem itself sometimes leaks around where it meets the wheel.
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Re: ATV tires

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:44 pm

You can do any of the above suggestions & that'll work. Don't use fix-a-flat -- that stuff is pretty useless. If you find the leak is not in the valve stem (sometimes just tightening the core solves this one), bead or sidewall, you can put in some tire slime from either Wal-Mart or local bike shop. I put slime in my '05 Polaris Sportsman 800's tire in '05 & it's still holding air.


http://www.slime.com/view_category.html
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.


Edited for better url...
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Re: ATV tires

PostBy: Cyber36 On: Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:46 pm

SLIME......X2
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