XR L.E. Tire Pressure Access - Victory Forums - Victory Motorcycle Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-11-2012, 04:25 PM Thread Starter
Lifetime Premium
 
navycraig's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Southern Maryland
Posts: 562
Default XR L.E. Tire Pressure Access

The XR L.E.s have spoked wheels on them which makes it really hard to check the pressure and even more difficult to add air.
I was able to check the pressure in both front and rear with the Victory provided pressure gage that came with the bike, but could not add air with my compressor due to the restricted/tight access of the valve. I was able to add pressure to the front by using a bicycle tire pump, but still could not access the valve for the rear tire. The spokes cross in such a tight pattern that I could not get in there at all to add air.

I'm sure there is a solution within this group of folks so I'll just stand by and wait for all the great help.

Thanks.

God Bless America
U.S. Navy Retired
2012 Victory Crossroads Classic L.E. (#258)
PC V and Dyno tuned by Kyle of KMC
Lloydz High Flow Filter
Lloydz Timing Wheel
Lloydz Drop In Cams
Lloydz 1/4 Turn Throttle
Crossroads HID high/low lights
Making 113 HP and 115 TQ
navycraig is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-11-2012, 04:33 PM
Senior Member
 
visionjohnny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: minnesota
Posts: 12,946
Default

I don't know how tight it is but do a search on the net for a air chuck or try auto parts store.
I check my tires once or in really hot weather twice a month and get a good 15 thousand miles out of them.
Yes they loose air in hot weather I guaranty you.
With the price of tires I don't mind crawling around on the floor.

2008 Vision
Mpls, MN.

Please add your state and model of bike you have. Click user CP @ top of page and then far left click edit signature. Thanks
visionjohnny is offline  
post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-11-2012, 07:48 PM
Senior Member
 
ammo_umb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Utah
Posts: 2,699
Default

Stop by Walmart or an auto parts store and buy an battery powered digital tire pressure guage. This will be much more accurate (+2/-2 usually) and will be much easier to use. While you're there if you don't already have a compact compressor buy one with an angled or 90 degree connection.

BTW the easiest way to get to the valve on the rear tire is to pull the right bag off. Since you'll have the bag off it's a good time to spend $4-10 and add a DIY Brukus to secure your saddlebags. Go to Home Depot or Lowes and buy 2ea nut plates and 2ea 2" bolts to fit and replace your front dzus connectors with them.

Retired USAF, IYAAYAS!

2008 V-Star 1100 Custom Bobber project

2011 Crimson XR with Forged Highway Bars / Hard Bags / Passenger Backrest, Ness parts including Smooth Layback Plate Frame/Mount / Rad 3 Mirror / deep cut grips / drivers floorboards /shifter peg / brake peg / passenger pegs. Witchdoctor black rack, Lloydz filter / timing wheel / VFC III, 7Jurock windshield, Drag Specialties seat.
ammo_umb is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-12-2012, 05:25 AM Thread Starter
Lifetime Premium
 
navycraig's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Southern Maryland
Posts: 562
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ammo_umb View Post
Stop by Walmart or an auto parts store and buy an battery powered digital tire pressure guage. This will be much more accurate (+2/-2 usually) and will be much easier to use. While you're there if you don't already have a compact compressor buy one with an angled or 90 degree connection.

BTW the easiest way to get to the valve on the rear tire is to pull the right bag off. Since you'll have the bag off it's a good time to spend $4-10 and add a DIY Brukus to secure your saddlebags. Go to Home Depot or Lowes and buy 2ea nut plates and 2ea 2" bolts to fit and replace your front dzus connectors with them.
Thanks for the tip on the guage and compressor. WIll pick those up today.

Not sure I understand the intent of the DIY Brukus. The saddle bags are held into place with the quick disconnect DZUS connectors...which seem to hold them in place just fine. What is the advantage to the idea you recommend?


God Bless America
U.S. Navy Retired
2012 Victory Crossroads Classic L.E. (#258)
PC V and Dyno tuned by Kyle of KMC
Lloydz High Flow Filter
Lloydz Timing Wheel
Lloydz Drop In Cams
Lloydz 1/4 Turn Throttle
Crossroads HID high/low lights
Making 113 HP and 115 TQ
navycraig is offline  
post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-27-2013, 01:57 PM
Senior Member
 
wspollack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Niskayuna, NY
Posts: 2,069
Default

I recently came across this thread, and -- FWIW -- would like to offer a suggestion. I recently started using an extension hose, to both check and add air to the rear tire on my XCT. The particular extension I have is one offered by Stop & Go: http://www.stopngo.com/10-inch-mini-...ose-extension/ .

This particular extension is:

- Cheap.
- Long enough, and not too long.
- Most importantly, it is both very easy to screw on and unscrew from the valve stem -- nice, big, knurled, female end -- and there is a fine depth of connection -- that is, it doesn't spew air from the tire, while connecting or disconnecting it.

I find this MUCH easier to connect to the rear valve, what with the disc and the belt and the bike leaned over, than connecting either a tire gauge or either a screw-on or clip-on chuck. Once you easily screw this on the valve stem, the other end is nicely out in the open, and you can use whatever you like to check or add air.

Scoff if you like, but I find this makes dealing with the rear tire almost a pleasure, and it's now a permanent saddlebag addition for overnight trips (along with a tire gauge, shock pump, etc.). I'm guessing that it work well on the spoked XR tires, too.

Cheers,

Bill P.

2012 XCT (SOLD) : HeliBars; Centramatics; PC-V; Lloydz air filter; 11" Madstad; Rivco LED mirrors; Doran TPMS; Stebel horn; Motolights; CustomLED trunk flasher; KewlHeel shifter; CycleOps trunk rack; BeadRider seat; Vibranator bar ends; Passenger grab handles; Powerlet outlets; Handlebar RAM mount; RicZ laydown plate; Brukus SaddlebagSecure; 14" flexible antenna; RAM cupholder on trunk; shock Schrader valve relocation.

Gallery: http://www.billanddot.com/victory-xct/
wspollack is offline  
post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-27-2013, 02:10 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 221
Default

[QUOTE=wspollack;156810]... extension hose, to both check and add air to the rear tire on my XCT. The particular extension I have is one offered by Stop & Go: http://www.stopngo.com/10-inch-mini-...ose-extension/ .

This looks like a great way to go... Am I right, in assuming the other end of the extension hose has a stem valve? so, it doesn't just drain air from the tire?

Henry
2013 XC Sunset Red
21" Ness Evil 7 Wheels
Tri-Oval Exhaust + Llyodz Air Box + PC-V
Tubular Highway Bars + bag rails
Digital Guard Dawg Keyless Ignition
Flash2Pass
Henry is offline  
post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-27-2013, 03:06 PM
Senior Member
 
wspollack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Niskayuna, NY
Posts: 2,069
Default

[quote=Henry;156834]
Quote:
Originally Posted by wspollack View Post
... extension hose, to both check and add air to the rear tire on my XCT. The particular extension I have is one offered by Stop & Go: http://www.stopngo.com/10-inch-mini-...ose-extension/ .

This looks like a great way to go... Am I right, in assuming the other end of the extension hose has a stem valve? so, it doesn't just drain air from the tire?
Right: the other end has a Schrader valve, just like the tire's valve stem, so there's no leaking. It's just like having a super-long valve stem (once you put it on).

Cheers,

Bill P.

2012 XCT (SOLD) : HeliBars; Centramatics; PC-V; Lloydz air filter; 11" Madstad; Rivco LED mirrors; Doran TPMS; Stebel horn; Motolights; CustomLED trunk flasher; KewlHeel shifter; CycleOps trunk rack; BeadRider seat; Vibranator bar ends; Passenger grab handles; Powerlet outlets; Handlebar RAM mount; RicZ laydown plate; Brukus SaddlebagSecure; 14" flexible antenna; RAM cupholder on trunk; shock Schrader valve relocation.

Gallery: http://www.billanddot.com/victory-xct/
wspollack is offline  
post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-27-2013, 10:30 PM
Member
 
Raccoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Vancouver, USA
Posts: 94
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by navycraig View Post
Thanks for the tip on the guage and compressor. WIll pick those up today.

Not sure I understand the intent of the DIY Brukus. The saddle bags are held into place with the quick disconnect DZUS connectors...which seem to hold them in place just fine. What is the advantage to the idea you recommend?

There have been incidents of guys having a bag fall off and bounce down the highway due to the Dzuz fasteners not being installed correctly. Also, at $1k per bag, bolts and nut plates are cheap insurance, with the added benefit of making the bags harder to steal.

Just us trying to save you a headache and some cash.


2012 Cross Country, Sunset Red/Silver
KlockWerks Flare Windshield
DIY Polycarbonate Lowers
Victory iPod Connection Kit
Victory Custom Logo Mirrors
DIY LED Interior Saddlebag lights
Jamestown Bronze Liberty Gremlin Bell
Victory Hydraulic Clutch Conversion
Kewlmetal Black Powdercoated Luggage Rack
Corbin Gunfighter
LED Driving/Aux Lights
Raccoon is offline  
post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-27-2013, 11:08 PM
Senior Member
 
RICZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Portland,Oregon
Posts: 12,061
Default

That's why I got the TireGard TPMS. Was tired of crawling on the floor to read the rear tire. When Tire change time comes, gonna install right angle valves. Already have 'em.

2010 Midnight Cherry XR. 7Jurock, Lloydz AF, ATS, AFR tuned VFCIII, IAV, and T-6 and locally repacked pipes = big smiles. SOLD to a dear friend, so it's still in the family."
2017 Spyder F3 Limited - keeps this old guy in the wind and riding with friends.
Cure that ugly stand up license plate with the cheapest and best laydown bracket. Click this:
https://www.victoryforums.com/11-ven...t-x-bikes.html
RICZ is offline  
post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-28-2013, 06:37 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Romeoville, IL
Posts: 265
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by navycraig View Post
Thanks for the tip on the guage and compressor. WIll pick those up today.

Not sure I understand the intent of the DIY Brukus. The saddle bags are held into place with the quick disconnect DZUS connectors...which seem to hold them in place just fine. What is the advantage to the idea you recommend?

Keeping the bags. A few have lost their bags due to the Vic fasteners working loose. I kept and eye in it with mine and after the third time I found a pin backed out, I invested in the set. My .02

Ride safe.

2011 CrossRoads
D&D pipes, PCV, Llyodz performance filter w/strip in place, Llyod's timing wheel (set +4) and various other visual do dads. :cool:
vagabondjpm is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Victory Forums - Victory Motorcycle Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome