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    Default slow leak in tire rim seal

    What can I do to seal slow leaks around my tire rims on my Polaris 500 sportster? They take a couple of weeks and loose at least half the air pressure. BTW what air pressure should I be running?

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    Silver Member simonmeridew's Avatar
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    Default slow leak in tire rim seal

    What can I do to seal slow leaks around my tire rims on my Polaris 500 sportster? They take a couple of weeks and loose at least half the air pressure. BTW what air pressure should I be running?

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    Default Re: slow leak in tire rim seal

    Slime.

    The PSI depends on the tires you are running. Actually the tire should tell you the proper PSI right on the sidewall.

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    Default Re: slow leak in tire rim seal

    Slime.

    The PSI depends on the tires you are running. Actually the tire should tell you the proper PSI right on the sidewall.

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    Default Re: slow leak in tire rim seal

    Break the bead and check for rust, clean up with a wire brush on an angle grinder.

    I stopped using the slime stuff. When you change a tire or have to pull a tire you will understand why.

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    Default Re: slow leak in tire rim seal

    Break the bead and check for rust, clean up with a wire brush on an angle grinder.

    I stopped using the slime stuff. When you change a tire or have to pull a tire you will understand why.

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    Default Re: slow leak in tire rim seal

    &lt;/font&gt;<font color="blueclass=small">( Break the bead and check for rust, clean up with a wire brush on an angle grinder )&lt;/font&gt; then rub a little grease in inside of rim,

    when I was in high school, working at the gas station we has a can of something at the tire changer that we would brush on the bead to help seal them. Anybody know what they used back then, mid-late 70's

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    Default Re: slow leak in tire rim seal

    &lt;/font&gt;<font color="blueclass=small">( Break the bead and check for rust, clean up with a wire brush on an angle grinder )&lt;/font&gt; then rub a little grease in inside of rim,

    when I was in high school, working at the gas station we has a can of something at the tire changer that we would brush on the bead to help seal them. Anybody know what they used back then, mid-late 70's

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    Default Re: slow leak in tire rim seal

    </font><font color="blue" class="small">( I stopped using the slime stuff. When you change a tire or have to pull a tire you will understand why. )</font>

    Are you referring to Slime or Fix-a-Flat?

    I have never heard anyone complain about tire changes with the Slime installed.

    I too would vote for Slime. It's in all my off-road tires and I no longer get leaks nor flats.

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    Default Re: slow leak in tire rim seal

    </font><font color="blue" class="small">( I stopped using the slime stuff. When you change a tire or have to pull a tire you will understand why. )</font>

    Are you referring to Slime or Fix-a-Flat?

    I have never heard anyone complain about tire changes with the Slime installed.

    I too would vote for Slime. It's in all my off-road tires and I no longer get leaks nor flats.

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