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Old 07-17-2015, 09:38 AM   #1
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I just parked my FR3 and discovered the outside dual wheel was completely flat; don't know if something punctured it, or (hopefully) its the fact I had a valve extension on it and it may have leaked out. The other side dual tire I took the extension off after inflating but left it on the one that went flat. ANYWAY-anyone know if I take a compressor that it might simply inflate? Should I try driving it to a repair shop (about 25 miles) or take the wheel off (if possible)?
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Old 07-17-2015, 09:47 AM   #2
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Would try to inflate the tire first, second would to get road side repair to come out and change tire, but would not try to drive it flat, you will ruin the tire and it's not safe.
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Old 07-17-2015, 10:02 AM   #3
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Driving with it flat is also going to overload the inside tire and you'll be replacing both of them. Since it's apparently a slow leak, you should be able to air it up and drive (slowly) to someplace that can repair it. After that, invest in a TST507 pressure monitoring system - it will pay for itself in hassles and tires!
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Old 07-17-2015, 10:42 AM   #5
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Thank you for the advice; I will try inflation first and drive gingerly to repair shop if it holds. And TPS going on for sure after this event!
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You might even get a good deal on the TPMS at the event. Stay away from TyreDog products - worthless! I have the TST507 now, with the flow through sensors so you don't have to remove them to inflate the tires. Love it!
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Old 07-17-2015, 11:41 AM   #7
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Very likely the extension. They have LOTS of issues. I would air it up , remove the extension, spit on the valve to check for bubbles, and monitor the pressure.
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Old 07-17-2015, 05:04 PM   #8
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^^ Id put my money on extension leaking.

Do not drive with the flat. Odds are good that your one tire will support the weight if you take it slow. HOWEVER, The flat tire will disintegrate and damage the good tire.

If I ever get in a bind and must drive, I would take the bad tire off the rim before driving. I then would take it slow, i.e. less than 35 mph. These rims don't have a little ridge on the lip like car tires, so if they loose pressure, the tire will slide off the lip, ((easily if you don't want it to come off, hard if you do want it off. )
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