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Old 03-13-2018, 11:37 PM   #21
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Re: Sealant in tires with TPMS

When I put the Mitas on my S-10 I was advised to trim all the little tits on the tire off to prevent rim leaks, I did and no problems or leaks. I used fingernail clippers for it..
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Old 03-14-2018, 07:38 AM   #22
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Re: Sealant in tires with TPMS

Mitch, that was fun, I also appreciate your for getting the "Mounting Lubricant" label in the picture. You sir, have extraordinary magnitude. This it the first tire I ever saw this happen to. So from now on, I will keep some clippers by the tire machine. Dang Eurobikes.....I sent mine to Seattle last night.
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Re: Sealant in tires with TPMS

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Would a tire sealer even fix a rim/bead leak?

Seems most are designed to seal leaks in the tread area. I guess if it was runny enough it could make its way to the bead area.

I have seen some sealants say they are safe for TPMS sensors (heck, some cars with TPMS don't have a spare, just a tube of goo and an air compressor).
Actually, it WILL fix a minor rim/bead leak. I had the problem on my '05 VStrom. A $7 can of Fix-a-Flat from Autozone fixed the issue until I got around to replacing the wheel a year or so later. And, along with tire plugs, I always carry a can of that stuff in my tool tube; it'll cover a multitude of issues & get you home. It'll also leave a mess & whomever changes your tire next time won't love you.

But I agree - I wouldn't recommend it with a TPMS system.
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Re: Sealant in tires with TPMS

Mitch. Rich is the one that told me about the trimming trick after he mounted a set of the Mitas and had the same bead leaks your describing.
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Re: Sealant in tires with TPMS

Rich told you? He hate me?
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Check it out.

As the tire machine spun the tire, it folded those mold release hairs flat and they were trapped between the tire bead and rim.
I've never paid attention to those, good to know. I've installed about 12-13 Mitas tires without issue. I spoon on by hand though, not machine and appears the E-07 Dakars are more a "hairless" variety. Note you get a couple extra plies as well.
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Re: Sealant in tires with TPMS

Oh ... well, OK then
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Re: Sealant in tires with TPMS

Nice to have friends, Mitch. Did I mention the tire installer will not accept responsibility for this issue? Unless I get an engine or something then I might....
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Re: Sealant in tires with TPMS

Correct that to wanting FREE stuff, sir.
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Well, it wasn't old rubber bits between the tire and rim, but it was rubber there!
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Re: Sealant in tires with TPMS

A very educational thread!
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Re: Sealant in tires with TPMS

After everything, it appears I have several leaks around the spokes.
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Re: Sealant in tires with TPMS

And I cannot thank Doug and Donna enough for allowing me to interrupt the last few weekends chasing this thing.

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After everything, it appears I have several leaks around the spokes.
From your photo above I was wondering how those seal. O-rings on the nipples?
Maybe safeguard with an Outex kit installed over them?

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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I considered a sealant once again. But with the leak on the spoke penetration of the rim, how would the sealant get to the leaks sites?
Centrifugal forces would force the substance away from the leak.
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Re: Sealant in tires with TPMS

Mitch, will they cover that under warranty? The thing looked pristine this morning. There is not a mark on the rim, or the sealing surface of the valve stem TPMS gizmo. I would think KTM should make this right. Sorry it didn't work out, we did enjoy the donuts, sir.

Might as well get something good out of the day.
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Tire sealer can ruin the pressure sensor. It clogs the tiny little port that it reads pressure from and you could get a flat and it won’t alert you to the dropping pressure.
How on earth did we ever get along with the gadgets on our modern bikes?
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Mitch, will they cover that under warranty?
Dropped it off at the dealer this afternoon.

We'll see.
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