how to inflate front tyre? 2 disc ?

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Post  ttboy1988 on Sun Jun 30 2013, 13:33

I have been unable to inflate the front tyres properly, as there are 2 discs. The inflator machines at the petrol stations doesnt seem to fit, i dont really want to bend the valve to inflate it. What do you guys do to inflate the front tyres

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Post  MrNutt on Sun Jun 30 2013, 13:56

I manage to use the free air machine at sainsburys no problem, failing that I use a foot pump and air pressure gauge at home, just need to have a play around to get things to fit tis all
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Post  Rosco on Sun Jun 30 2013, 14:06

Easiest (though not entirely necessary) to keep the valve at the bottom. After that it's just a bit of trial and error to get the correct angle.

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Post  terry lees on Sun Jun 30 2013, 14:12

Or a rightangle bend adaptor.
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Post  Cheshirecat on Sun Jun 30 2013, 17:14

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Or a rightangle bend adaptor.

I got these, a couple of quid of ebay!

+1, keep it under the seat so it's there if I need it when out and about.

At home I have a wee compressor which fits fine
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Post  Wooster on Mon Jul 01 2013, 08:04

I just bend it (the valve at '4 o'clock' works for me).

Some tyre places will fit a right angle valve (for an extra fiver or so).
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Post  ellie on Mon Jul 01 2013, 10:36

At home I have a 'wee' compressor which fits fine
 
That would be useful on a long journey pmsl
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Post  stretchie_ on Mon Jul 01 2013, 12:01

I get the valve to about 7 o'clock it you look from the drivers side, then go in with a hose from the front, between the disks, only have to bend the valve a little if at all to get the adapter on
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Post  0ldcat on Mon Jul 01 2013, 22:56

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Or a rightangle bend adaptor.
Yup left thumb up Swan Neck valve extenders

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Post  bobh on Mon Jul 01 2013, 23:08

Track pump (fiver at Lidl when they're doing the pedal bike stuff) and Halfords digital gauge - don't trust garage gauges to be accurate enough.
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Post  Wooster on Mon Jul 01 2013, 23:19

I don't get stressed over a few psi either way, I'm not competing in the MotoGP. Smile


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Post  bobh on Mon Jul 01 2013, 23:33

You obviously don't use Pirelli's, then? Mad 
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Post  Wooster on Tue Jul 02 2013, 08:54

Only once, found them too soft to be cost effective.
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Post  OhJay on Tue Jul 02 2013, 19:08

Got a little 12V compressor at home with a flexible hose and it screws onto the valve.

I usually over inflate by about 1psi to allow for unscrewing the wretched thing afterwards though rofl 
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Post  ttboy1988 on Wed Jul 03 2013, 11:56

Thanks guys, i know it was a basic question but had to be done, managed to get the one at TOTAL petrol station inside the 2 discs to inflate the tires.

The right angle adapter is a superb idea, might need to invest in them
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Post  biscut on Sat Jul 06 2013, 17:16

ttboy, I brought a right angled adaptor and use that when out and about. Have got a small air compressor with a flexible hose for use at home too and that was only cheap from Amazon. Well worth it I think.
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