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post #1 of 4 Old 04-30-2012, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
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Filling/checking your tires---quickly!!

I check my air pressure EVERY time before I ride. To make the small task a little easier I take some white "liquid paper"(white-out) and put a dot on both sides of my tire where the valve-stem is.This enables me to find the valve stem from across the room,so to speak, making the whole deal quicker &therefore easier. For this old guy with sore knees and back, I find it helpful!





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I check my air pressure EVERY time before I ride. To make the small task a little easier I take some white "liquid paper"(white-out) and put a dot on both sides of my tire where the valve-stem is.This enables me to find the valve stem from across the room,so to speak, making the whole deal quicker &therefore easier. For this old guy with sore knees and back, I find it helpful!





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Good idea. I always check my tires before the first ride of the day, also. Ever notice how that when you park the bike the valve stems on both tires always wind up in the most inconvenient location?



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Good idea. I always check my tires before the first ride of the day, also. Ever notice how that when you park the bike the valve stems on both tires always wind up in the most inconvenient location?
Yeah,
I thought that only happened with my bikes..one more reason I went with the white circles, it really makes a difference!

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That's brilliant.

When I was in the bicycle world, SOP was to mount the tires with the label at the valve stem, for that very reason. Don't know why I never thought of doing something like that for the motorcycle.
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