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MCN  says:

How to inflate your tyres

Q. I have only had one issue with my Bandit GSF650, and that is pumping the tyres up to correct level. Petrol stations compressors have that long steel nozzle, which is OK for cars, but the angle to fit over the valve is impossible as the discs are in the way. So I purchased a cheap foot pump and separate...

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  • Posted 4 years ago (27 June 2011 12:01)

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Oct 12

Posts: 1

RambRho says:

Tyre Inflation for newbs

Came back from the filling station on my new bike and with all the questions answered in this post. Who would guess how 30 years of motoring would fail to prepare me or that visit! Discs and chains and what-not in the way. Repeated pumping and checking - only to find the 250/290kPa drops to a highly variable 230/270 with each repeat check. Doesn't matter how crisply I snap the pump connector off the valve. So your advise addresses all this but not the matter of the pressure drop when removing the pump connector. In the morning I'll get the pump, gauge and 90 degree connector - 90 degree valve must wait 15,000km till I change my Metzler Z6's for something exciting. How much does one lose in pressure in the process of using the gauge to test the tyre pressure?

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Aug 11

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I use rubber valve extensions that screw onto your valves. obviously only use them when pumping up tyres and keep it under your pillion seat. 

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