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.... Just learned a lesson.
DON'T TRUST THE AIR PRESSURE INDICATOR CAPS !!!!

Bike has been feeling a little squirrely. Checked indicator caps and they showed to be fine. Rode about two hundred miles, in three days, with my wife. Bike just didn't ride the same.Checked caps again, showed perfect ...
During two left turns, with my wife, heard the stand bump. Thought just maybe the road was high, plus maybe a sharp turn.
I added about 12 pounds of air in the rear shocks.That didn't seem to help the feel.

This morning, pulled bike in front. Wife came over to tell me bye.
She spoke up and said the back tire looks flat. I got off, looked and the incicator caps showed "OK". Then I pulled out the air pressure guage, and DAMN, only 8 pounds of pressure. EIGHT POUNDS. I like to have had a fit. AT a guess, This tire might have gained 2-4 lbs during the ride being it is so hot down here now. But was still WAY TO LOW .................
I am running E3's on the bike.tire I don't see anything wrong. I just aired up to 40 plus pounds and ran 65 miles and it felt fine.
HOPE AND PRAY this didn't hurt my tire in any way. This is a new tire, plus, don't want it to become a safty issure here. This just makes me sick >>>>>
I just took the indicator caps off the Goldwing and the Honda VTX.
Will not trust anything like this again. Going back to the caveman ways and manual check them.
 

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Have balancing beads in the tires.
I didn't see a "damaging ring" around the tire like you do on some that has been run to low to long.

Just can't believe I done that. My wife called me to "picky" when it comes to my equipment. I check everything, twice.

Oh well, never get to old to learn. Usally lessons like that cost me much $$$$ >>>>>>
 

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From the sounds of it, the caps must hold the original pressure in them. What did they read before you threw them in the trash?
One other was not correct, but not as seriously low as the other "Bad ONe" .....

You are correct, the caps hold the original pressure in them.
 

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..... will never make this mistake again.
What was I thinking.

..... and I used to check my air, manually, constantly.

Back to the basics. Check air before each ride. Just that simple.
 
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