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bcpayne09112010-08-10 14:38:46 +0000 #1
ok so i was on a ride and just before i was about to leave i hit a hole and busted the seal on front tire..needless to say it went flat and i only had to go 50 yards or so to the trailer..but to get it aired back up i had to wash all the mud dirt and grit out from around the rim...tire is still perfectly fine and rim to but now i have water inside the tire and causing a bad shake when on te trail..does anyone know how to get the water out without takin i off?
Rack High2010-08-10 14:44:27 +0000 #2
To do it right you don't have much choice but to take it off. I had a rear go down 3 weeks ago when I split the valve stem in some heavy mud. Put the stem in and still couldn't get it to retain air as it began bleeding air from the bead. Cleaned the tire bead and rim really good and still wasn't sealing. Long story short...installed a tube and eliminated the pain in the a$$.
15brute2010-08-10 14:58:34 +0000 #3
I had one go down while in a mud hole and the rim filled with mud and water. Was a long way from the truck so had to air it up and limp it back. It was a long shaky ride. The best way to get it done right is to take it and have the tire taken off the rim, clean the rim and tire real good and have it put back on the rim. If you dont have everything cleaned good it will shake the crap out of you when you ride.
Polaris4252010-08-10 15:42:06 +0000 #4
Go to the parts store, ask them for a valve stem core remover... really cheap. Will allow you to screw the little spring core out of the middle of the valve stem (let the air out first... Tuen the tire over and let the water drain out.. You can leave it turns upside down like that, blow a bunch of air back in there (leave the core out) and then let the air rush back out, hopefully that will clear out any water left. Screw the core back in fill her up with air and hit the trails.

If there's just water in it that should solve the problem, but if there's mud/dirt still in there it's still going to affect the ride, and you will most likely need to eventually take the tire off and clean the inside of it well, along with the rim.

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