Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Oklahoma City, USA
Model: 93 Gl1500 / 76 Gl1000
I recently installed a new front tire on my 1500. I have read many times not to use soap for mounting the bead because it can corrode the rims. I decided to try spray silicone. (Very slippery and safe for rubber and aluminum). Tire went on easily and both beads popped but the next day I noticed that the air pressure was down to 10 lbs. Aired it up and checked for leaks. It was leaking from a couple of spots at the bead. Dismounted and re-cleaned the bead and rim. Re-mounted using more silicone.
Checked for leaks and now it was leaking all around the rim on both sides. Dis-mounted once more and cleaned the bead and rim with brake cleaner to remove all traces of the silicone.
Re-mounted and now no leaks. I have been checking every day and so far no leaks. I will suggest that the silicone is just too slippery for using to mount a tire???
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Black 93 1500 Aspy
Yellow 76 1000
Black Cherry 04 Rune Sold
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
"You have enemies? Good. That means you have stood up for something, sometime in your life." Winston Churchill
"I've now been in 57 states? I think one left to go?" B. O.