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Flat tires

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Any one having problems keeping air in the tires, I have a Artic Cat with aluminum wheels. Went to the shed yesterday morning right rear tire flat aired it up, got to the lake and the front left is flat, aired this up at a local station. I was coming off the lake in the dark last night and the right left tire went flat on me. I have noticed that if I leave the wheeler sit to long that the tires will loose air but this was a suprise to me. any one else having this problem?, do I need to install tubes?. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks confused.gif

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i have a 1 year old polaris 500 and have never had to touch the tires.

i would start by checking the valve stems.a little soapy water on them will show bubbles if they are leaking.

take a needle nose pliers or better yet pick up a valve tool and try snugging them.the needle valve part of the stem screws in and can loosen up.

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That is a common problem with aluminum wheels and cold temps, although, I have not heard of them going flat that fast. You might want to go through the soapy water thing to check for holes, and if you find some, go with tubes if the tires are worth it.

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I use to have all those problems and then put tubes in them all. End of my problems totally. cool.gif

My valve stems were not leaking so the tires and wheels had to be and were the problem.

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I have never found that tubeless tires work well on low pressure tires. It seems the pressure is too low to hold a tight seal on the bead. For all my low pressure applications I either have added tubes or I have used Slime. Slime works nice plus it is supposed to be able to resist leaks up to 1/4" diameter although I have never had to test this claim.

Bob

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