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Why Do My Scooter Tyres Keep Losing Air Pressure

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I have a Yamaha Nouvo and the tyres seem to lose pressure about 30% every 3 or 4 days

i recently bought two new tyres and tubes from Yamaha shop and supervised the shop putting them on while inspecting the rims and rim tapes

the problem still persists.......my g/f has a Mio and i have exactly the same problem with her bike

i dont ever remember having a problem with innertubed tyres when riding in the UK years ago

does anyone have the same problems and can anyone provide an explanation why this happens?

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it happens on all my yamahas also

you can put 30 PSI in and check after a week or two and be shocked to find its dropped to 16-19 PSi

ive been told its the climate but cheap tyres/ tupes comes to mind also

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it happens on all my yamahas also

you can put 30 PSI in and check after a week or two and be shocked to find its dropped to 16-19 PSi

ive been told its the climate but cheap tyres/ tupes comes to mind also

maybe i should do what i have seen some thais do and that is put 60lbs in front and rear which would negate me having to visit the garage twice a week.....I should be running the correct pressure a week next Thursday

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It normal for cheap nasty tubes to loose pressure. I think the rubber has microscopic holes in the surface. Your's seem worse than usual. Mine loose about 15lb in 2 weeks. I run 35-40lb.

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I do not have the answer but for sure the problem is more widespread than Motorbikes. Bicycles, carts, cars and everything pneumatic. I just replaced my front tires on my car and the dealer filled the new tires with Nitrogen instead of air. That is supposed to solve the problem. So far there is no reduction in the inflation and it has been 2 months since we put the new tires on.

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Same on the wife's Scoopy. I had new tubes fitted but it didn't help at all. My PCX, 650R and car are all fine, I'm guessing all the tubes available in Thailand are junk.

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Can you find something like this in Thailand?

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My bicycle had a similar problem, I was too lazy to fix it, so I used a product like the above and now I ride with pleasure.

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all tubed tures I have had here have leaked, some are ok for 2 weeks, some are not.

Solution, I do not buy any tubed tyres any more

just checked the pressure on my tubeless pcx, fine after 3 months use, yeah lazy should have checked it before

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Mine on the Nouvo lose something weekly, so I got myself a small hand pump and a tire gauge. Not quite regularly, but usually about once a week I pump a bit of air in and then use the gauge to check. Approx 30 psi front, and 32~34 back.

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never trust air guage in petrol stations ,even the big computer ones in shell

i pulle the airline off 30 PSI and my tyres were suspiciously too hard and the guy in the station was telling me i should put more

(pirelli diablos recommended @ 42 PSI )

went and bought a pressure guage and the 30 PSI reading was actually 55 psi

frightens me to think what would have happened if i just trusted them and maybe blow a tyre off the rim

and give everyone in the station a heart attack

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Have the same problem with my Yamaha Nouvo since i replaced tires and tubes at a Yamaha shop. Before everything was OK. After changing tubes and tires it looses air very quickly. I have to check and refill twice a week, if i want to keep the recommended pressure.

I guess the tubes are cheap crap. Next time i will buy the best quality tubes i can get myself and let the shop mount them. Or maybe switch to tubeless...

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Have the same problem with my Yamaha Nouvo since i replaced tires and tubes at a Yamaha shop. Before everything was OK. After changing tubes and tires it looses air very quickly. I have to check and refill twice a week, if i want to keep the recommended pressure.

I guess the tubes are cheap crap. Next time i will buy the best quality tubes i can get myself and let the shop mount them. Or maybe switch to tubeless...

mag wheels for the nouvo are an expensive upgrade ,around 6000-8000 k i think but if you buy them when buying the scooter they only cost an extra 2000

i dont know if you can use tubeless tyres on spoked wheels

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Have the same problem with my Yamaha Nouvo since i replaced tires and tubes at a Yamaha shop. Before everything was OK. After changing tubes and tires it looses air very quickly. I have to check and refill twice a week, if i want to keep the recommended pressure.

I guess the tubes are cheap crap. Next time i will buy the best quality tubes i can get myself and let the shop mount them. Or maybe switch to tubeless...

mag wheels for the nouvo are an expensive upgrade ,around 6000-8000 k i think but if you buy them when buying the scooter they only cost an extra 2000

i dont know if you can use tubeless tyres on spoked wheels

OK, i will sure not spend 6-8k Baht for mag wheels on a scooter. Maybe i can use tubeless tires and put tubes inside them to keep my spoked wheels ;)

No, i guess i will just try to buy better tubes. Some brand name stuff if available. Still hoping someone has a tip for lazy me :)

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