What to do with slow puncture?

Hi, I have a slow puncture on the rear of my R1100RS - takes about 2 weeks to go down so I have to pump it up once a week.  Should I put some green goop in it to see if it seals it, or take it to a tyre place?  I’ve done a visual inspection of the tyre and it all looks ok so maybe it’s a sealing/fitment issue?  The tyre has plenty of life left so I’d like to get my moneys worth from it!

Assuming I have to take it somewhere any recommendations either N London (Edgware) or Central?  Thanks!

Hi, I have a slow puncture on the rear of my R1100RS - takes about 2 weeks to go down so I have to pump it up once a week.  Should I put some green goop in it to see if it seals it, or take it to a tyre place?  I've done a visual inspection of the tyre and it all looks ok so maybe it's a sealing/fitment issue?  The tyre has plenty of life left so I'd like to get my moneys worth from it!

Assuming I have to take it somewhere any recommendations either N London (Edgware) or Central?  Thanks!

ferrisio
don't use tyre moose

just get it plugged

Possibly not actually a damaged tyre or leaking valve. I had the same thing a couple of years back on a car tyre. Turned out to be oxidation of the alloy rim where the bead was. Quick rub down & a smear of tyre fitting paste & all was good again.

Soapy water will find the leak then let your g/f at it with her nail glue

Helpful, cheers!

I’m going to need a GF if I’m ever going to try that.

Get a new tyre…

DIY methods will inevitably lead to a ruined tyre.

a plug from a professional, £30.  tyre will be as good as new.

your choice.

Given its a constant weekly loss of pressure its probably a rim or valve leak. Its easy enough to check, all you need is some soapy water and a watchful eye for the escaping air bubbles. Rim leaks are an easy fix with RTV sealant, leaking valve cores are easy to replace. If nothing else at least you’ll know what you’re talking about and what to ask for if you need to seek professional help.

Thanks all, I think using the soapy water trick to find where the leak is is my first step regardless.

Way to go.

I hope you find its a failed valve core, replacements are 2p a bucket and they’re a simple screw in/out assembly.

If you don’t yet have the tools they’re cheap as chips and well worth the space under your seat

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/14-Piece-Tyre-Valve-Repair-Removal-Kit-Hand-Tools-Car-Van-Vehicle-Tyres-Wheel-/231106776381?hash=item35cf098d3d:g:v6IAAOxyLN9SmmWX

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tyre-Tread-Depth-Gauge-Metal-Body-Silverline-Race-Road-Rally-/252242281413?hash=item3abacfc3c5:g:vFkAAOSwnDxUiD0T

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Motorcycle-Car-Tubeless-Tyre-Puncture-Repair-Kit-Tire-Tool-Plug-Emergency/400985384426?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140122125356%26meid%3Db320451ac5bd4cff81aad2ac402e519d%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D331315776163

interesting finally decided to change my leaky valve yesterday ,it had only been leaking for a couple of years…anyway after a bit of a mission got the valve changed it doesn’t leak any more …however i now have air hissing out the rim…is that rtv sealant a genuine comment and what actually is it.

Room Temperature Vulcanising silicone adhesive and sealant.

It cured all the rim leaks on the Vauxhall alloys, clean up the inside edge of the rim and the outside bead edge of the tyre around the leak to allow the RTV sealant a key. Use the clear RTV sealant and inflate the tyre immediately after application, wiping away any excess for a clean finish. I also use it on second, third, fourth etc use gaskets, its never let me down.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pro-Seal-CLEAR-RTV-Silicone-Adhesive-Sealant-Glue-Seals-Windows-Waterproof-/301755891009?hash=item46420d7d41:g:kOMAAOSw9r1WDTxt