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Rear wheel interchangeability -- or will bead seal maybe stop a leak?

I bent my rear wheel in 2017 and now, 3 sets of tires later, it has started leaking at the bent spot. I'm losing 4 psi some days and none on others. Frustrating. It rides fine, doesn't shake or anything, so I thought it'd be fine. And like I said, for the last three years and three sets of tires it has been --- 'til now.

I've mounted a lot of tubeless tires over the years and have never used bead sealer. Can someone advise if that might help in this case? I'm about due for a set of tires.

I've looked for a wheel to replace it with and it appears that from 2008 up the ABS wheels are interchangeable. Can anyone verify that?

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Anything 2008 up will work.... '08's may have been silver, Gen3 all black for sure.
Also sounds like the bend may be minor enough to repair if there's a wheel straightening service near you.

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Anything 2008 up will work.... '08's may have been silver, Gen3 all black for sure.
Also sounds like the bend may be minor enough to repair if there's a wheel straightening service near you.
Thanks. I don't really care much if it's silver. I checked around for someone to straighten it, and none of the bike shops know of anyone. The car wheel places won't touch it.

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Bead sealer may work. It did for some Mitas semi-off road tires I put on my GSA extra wheels. Stuff was recommended by Woody's in Denver, which sells the off-road wheels and also does wheel repair. I'd gamble $10 on the bead sealer (NAPA) before anything else. Some wheels can't be repaired even if the dent is small, depends on where the bend is. https://woodyswheelworks.com/
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That's actually pretty close to me. I'll give them a call. I did call some wheel repair places when this happened, and the automobile wheel shops said their machines wouldn't work on a motorcycle wheel. I'm not sure I called this one though. It's worth a shot. Thank you, sir.

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Bead sealer may work. It did for some Mitas semi-off road tires I put on my GSA extra wheels. Stuff was recommended by Woody's in Denver, which sells the off-road wheels and also does wheel repair. I'd gamble $10 on the bead sealer (NAPA) before anything else. Some wheels can't be repaired even if the dent is small, depends on where the bend is. https://woodyswheelworks.com/
I just keep thinking that it's done fine for three years through three sets of tires. I'd ridden this set about 4000 miles before I noticed them dropping pressure. I actually had about 30,000 since bending the rim with no problems. I rode to South Dakota in June and checked the tires the night before I left, and the rear was very low. "Hmmm" I said and aired it back to 42 psi. Then I checked the next morning before leaving, and it was fine, so I went on. It would go for days without losing any, then it'd lose a couple of pounds overnight every day. I started airing it to 44 so I could skip a day

I'm inclined to do what you said, though. At worst I'll mount a set and have to remove the rear again.

Thanks for the reply. I'll check the local NAPA for the bead sealer.

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Update ....

Rumblestrip pointed me to a good looking 2012 wheel on eBay, and I just bought it. Thanks for all your suggestions.

Maybe that grey wheel won't look too bad on my coffin-grey bike.
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Rear wheel interchangeability -- or will bead seal maybe stop a leak?

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Update .... Rumblestrip pointed me to a good looking 2012 wheel on eBay, and I just bought it. Thanks for all your suggestions. Maybe that grey wheel won't look too bad on my coffin-grey bike.
Mr_Ed,

Win, lose or draw on that good wheel, still I'd like to put in a plug (<--ha!) for a TPMS system. Replace two valve caps (really!), mount the display somewhere handy, and feed it power with a USB cable. Done deal. Costs about US$60~$95 and cheap at twice the price. A TPMS will continuously check pressure and temperature (a leaking tire can get hot enough to look and feel like it's holding pressure, until the tire fails). Typically the TPMS will sound an alarm, and flash the display when there is a problem. You set the temperature and pressure (high and low) limits that you want, for the alarms. Who else can casually check tire pressures, while rolling on the freeway? Hey, one less thing to worry about!

I did install T-valve stems when I got new tires, so I can add air in one branch without removing the sensor cap from the other. Nice.

That's my rant, and I'm sticking to it.
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Mr_Ed,

Win, lose or draw on that good wheel, still I'd like to put in a plug (<--ha!) for a TPMS system. Replace two valve caps (really!), mount the display somewhere handy, and feed it power with a USB cable. Done deal. Costs about US$60~$95 and cheap at twice the price. A TPMS will continuously check pressure and temperature (a leaking tire can get hot enough to look and feel like it's holding pressure, until the tire fails). Typically the TPMS will sound an alarm, and flash the display when there is a problem. You set the temperature and pressure (high and low) limits that you want, for the alarms. Who else can casually check tire pressures, while rolling on the freeway? Hey, one less thing to worry about!

I did install T-valve stems when I got new tires, so I can add air in one branch without removing the sensor cap from the other. Nice.

That's my rant, and I'm sticking to it.
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I have a TPMS system on our RV, tow dolly, and rear two wheels of the car. I did it there because I could have a flat on a rear dually, the dolly, or the car and do a lot of damage before I even know anything's wrong. I've got the EEZTire system on it, but I don't think that monitor is water proof.

My phone, though, is paired with my GPS. I've considered a system that uses the phone as a monitor. If a sensor sent an alarm to my phone it'd show up on my GPS, but I wouldn't be able to see pressures or temperatures. They're all over the board on that RV, though. I can set each tire to 82psi and take off. Hit the freeway, and they'll start fluctuating like crazy. I can set all six tires at 82 in the afternoon, and the next morning the ones in the sun that were in the shade the afternoon before will be at 84, and the ones in the shade this morning that were in the sun the previous afternoon will be at 80. A person could go nuts trying to keep the tire pressures perfect.

Plug. Huh. I saw what you did there

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There are many TPMS systems for under $100 and totally worth it. I am testing a couple of Chinese ones at the moment, work fine (they are all Chinese).
These two are the same manufacturer, 2" displays, USB chargeable but the charge lasts a very long time. Shop around you might find it in stock in US. Put these in your line of sight, the beep alarm isn't all that loud but the display flashes also if low to your min/max settings. Standard camera mount screw, but comes with handlebar adapter.

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