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Well Horse Pucky

Last Thursday was prepping the LT for a ride to Arkansas to a family reunion. Noticed the front felt spongy. Checked only 16 psi. Filled up to 42. Come back @ 4 hours later to fill it up & take off in the morning. Tire down again to 16 psi. Can't see anything in the tire, don't have another tire, or the time to deal with it. So off we go in the cage. It was a 450 mile ride one way. My wife was a little leery to on the bike that long, although she has done a 450 mile trip before in one day. 225 miles, 3hr. break, then 225 back. So when we get down there, my brother asked her if she let the air out of the tire. We get back from a great weekend and the next day go out to investigate the tire. Fill up to 42, soapy water around the tire & rim....nothing. So, I think to myself what else haven't I checked? So I get out the valve stem remover (metal valve stems) and lo and behold the core was about a quarter of a turn from being tight. Fill it back up, go for a 35 mile ride, let it set overnight, check in the morning...still 42 psi. I've never had a valve stem come loose before, and I've changed a gazillion tires including cages. Seen some blow completely out. Anyway, I know the SO didn't do this as she is not that mechanically inclined. Pays to check the un-obvious sometimes. I was eating my heart out while down there and not being on the LT. Wife says it was her guardian angel.

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Originally Posted by Razmataz
...Wife says it was her guardian angel.
Loose valve cores do happen: BTDT. So, maybe it was fate. Karma?

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