Ducati Sporting Club

General - Motorcycle only Motorcycle Tech only please.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 15-Apr-2013, 10:30 PM
andyb748's Avatar
andyb748 andyb748 is offline
Registered Forum User
Montjuic
 
Posts: 67
Join Date: Nov 2006
Mood: middle age spread
Leaky wheels?

Hi
I have a set of 3 spoke wheels that I have track day wets mounted on. They're not in pristine condition

Of late the tyres are losing pressure

Having put the wheel under water it appears that the air is leaking out between the rim and the tyre

I haven't taken the tyre off but the wheel does have some corrosion patches and some of the paint has lifted.

Could it be that the corrosion is also inside the rim and that would cause the space for air to leak?

I suppose that the question is, assuming my thinking is correct, is the wheel for the bin or can it be saved and put back to 'as new' condition and able to seal again?

Thanks
Andy
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 15-Apr-2013, 10:40 PM
The Bobster's Avatar
The Bobster The Bobster is offline
Registered Forum User
Bikes: 900SS GS1000s T140E
 
Posts: 9
Join Date: Feb 2013
Wheel

Hi Andy, I have got a three spoke rear wheel off a mid 90's ST 17 x 5.5" if that helps, quite good gloss black powder coat, no bearings or spacer, was about to put it on evil bay.

Bob
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 16-Apr-2013, 08:21 AM
andyb748's Avatar
andyb748 andyb748 is offline
Registered Forum User
Montjuic
 
Posts: 67
Join Date: Nov 2006
Mood: middle age spread
Thanks Bob
Its a front thats the problem, but appreciate the message

I hope the solution is a simple shot-blast and respray and not more serious.... time will tell tho!

Regards
Andy
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 16-Apr-2013, 09:22 AM
ChrisBushell's Avatar
DSC Member ChrisBushell ChrisBushell is offline
DSC Club Member
Big Twin
 
Posts: 1,601
Join Date: Oct 2004
Mood: Im Going to Italy soon!
Andy,

You surely mean bead blast not shot blast? The alloy of these wheels is quite soft and even bead blast at high pressure can remove metal - shot blast them and you wont have a rim!


Chris
Reply With Quote
Reply
  
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Postbit Selector
Switch to Vertical postbit Use Vertical Postbit

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Recent Posts - Contact Us - DSC Home - Archive - Top
Powered by vBulletin 3.5.4 - Copyright © 2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. - © Ducati Sporting Club - All times are GMT +1. The time now is 07:46 PM.