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#1009552 - 04/15/18 12:23 AM Re: Need advice re: leak at tire bead [Re: John Ranalletta]  
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Tire pressure is holding >24 hrs. Will ride a few miles tomorrow as final check. Thanks for all the help.


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#1009579 - 04/15/18 06:25 PM Re: Need advice re: leak at tire bead [Re: dirtrider]  
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DR, what's the composition of the rim? Is it aluminum? If so, it is powder or otherwise coated?

I'm asking 'cause if it's just aluminum, could the gouges be filled with a tig welder and smoothed?

Thanks...


I was in Switzerland recently and I didn't see one person with a knife!
#1009580 - 04/15/18 07:08 PM Re: Need advice re: leak at tire bead [Re: John Ranalletta]  
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Originally Posted by John Ranalletta
DR, what's the composition of the rim? Is it aluminum? If so, it is powder or otherwise coated?

I'm asking 'cause if it's just aluminum, could the gouges be filled with a tig welder and smoothed?

Thanks...


Afternoon John

The rim is an aluminum alloy so it could be welded but that really isn't an option as welding on the alloy could change or soften the alloy in the weld area.

You would be much better off using a cold repair like a 2 part Devcon type machinable aluminum repair.


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#1009581 - 04/15/18 07:22 PM Re: Need advice re: leak at tire bead [Re: John Ranalletta]  
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Thanks, D.R.


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#1009588 - 04/15/18 08:36 PM Re: Need advice re: leak at tire bead [Re: John Ranalletta]  
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+1 on the 2 part epoxy repair. For sure follow the instruction, but to ease sanding filled areas smooth do it while on the green side of being cured. if you wait too long it gets a lot harder and more difficult to sand.


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