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    Really slow leak in rear tire

    Hey guys...I noticed I have a really slow air leak in my rear tire. Only after a few days the tire is flat. When pumped up there is no audible air leak and I can't seem to find any cuts or holes in the tire. I have UST tires...think the tire was installed improperly? I'm going to take the tire off tonight to properly investigate. Any ideas?

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    It’s normal. Use an ounce of Stan's sealant in regular UST tires for a better air seal and to close any small punctures that might occur later.

    Edit add: Use very soapy water like 50/50% dish soap to mount, it will help ease maount the beads and help the beads settle flat into the UST rim shoulders for a good seal. But slow leaks can occur due to imperfections in the bead or tire wall, so use an ounce of Stan’s for a most reliable UST air seal.
    Last edited by derby; 07-27-2008 at 05:03 PM.

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    put a tube in their. done, no questions asked

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    Make sure the tire bead is properly seated on the rim, I assume it is or it probably would go flat right away. If you used Stan's that should seal any small leaks.

    I tried tubeless for about a year and then switched back to tubes, the tubes just seemed easier, not as messy, and more reliable. I know a lot of people tell me I'm crazy and they never have problems but I just couldn't get them to work properly.

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    Thanks for the tips guys...I poured stans sealant into my rear tire per directions. Its a bit messy, I ended up with a bunch of the stuff on my basement floor, but looks like its working. Hope this holds.

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