Wed, 17 Mar 2021 01:45:24 +0000

Molto Verboso
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Wed, 17 Mar 2021 01:45:24 +0000 linkquote
That is one large crack!
Really sucks, but hopefully it's weldable.
Wed, 17 Mar 2021 02:33:52 +0000

Lucky
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Wed, 17 Mar 2021 02:33:52 +0000 linkquote
And the hits just keep on coming.

QAScooter sent me a couple of VBB top ends and the box arrived empty. It'd been ripped open on one end and taped back up with an apology from the USPS.

#FML



Wed, 17 Mar 2021 04:24:26 +0000

Molto Verboso
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Wed, 17 Mar 2021 04:24:26 +0000 linkquote
SoCalGuy wrote:
A talented welder can fix the case. Pretty sure it's curtains for the phone though.
I could fix that case, but if it were mine I'd toss it. Those cast cases are like eggshells, super strong until cracked
Wed, 17 Mar 2021 04:51:02 +0000

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Wed, 17 Mar 2021 04:51:02 +0000 linkquote
chandlerman wrote:
And the hits just keep on coming.

QAScooter sent me a couple of VBB top ends and the box arrived empty. It'd been ripped open on one end and taped back up with an apology from the USPS.

#FML
WOW! - THAT SUCKS! I was wondering why it was taking so long to get to you. I'll get your shipping returned via paypal - PM me your email, and I'll get to filling out a claim. That is just wrong. The worse part is I put some very cool magnetic stickers in that box for you - spaceshuttle era stuff - I think I'm more pissed about that than the cylinders!

Six months ago I had an aluminum track, 8' long, medical track for a lift, which means ten times more expensive than normal, disappear via UPS. The driver hands me an empty box and says "Boy, that box sure is light". Good thing I was there to have it handed to me, so I could refuse the package.

Such a shame....
Wed, 17 Mar 2021 20:49:43 +0000

Lucky
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Wed, 17 Mar 2021 20:49:43 +0000 linkquote
No need to worry about getting me back on the shipping. it's not your fault some asshole felt the need to steal it, then (I'm sure) trash the contents.

I'd have been digging those stickers, too

CM2, your letter got here just fine, so it's not all doom n' gloom at Casa Chandlerman.
Wed, 17 Mar 2021 21:56:05 +0000

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Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
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Wed, 17 Mar 2021 21:56:05 +0000 linkquote
I really think every-single-MV'r is hurting for you right now! I had a literal out loud "oh no" moment...

But EVERTYTHING can be fixed, one way or another. Even if it means full replacement Give Gickspeed a shot. Seen him repair some pretty far gone stuff.
Wed, 17 Mar 2021 22:13:28 +0000

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Wed, 17 Mar 2021 22:13:28 +0000 linkquote
Christmas 2019 I had a 1955 MotoBi Ardizio engine heading to me from Italy, after searching for ~3 years. The shipping alone was $350, but it's not like I could find one closer.

Post office made one delivery attempt and then put it on a flight back to Italy. contact the seller, provide the info, wait for it to arrive in Italy, claim filed...

Covid!

About June things were ok enough to try and ship again. tracking, has left Italy, wait, wait, wait, wait, still not received by USPS, wait, Delivered! (but still does not show as even received by USPS)

Unpack it and it's been dropped at least 4 times. Fins on head are broken on both sides, motor mounts are busted off the bottom, flywheel cover shattered.

Put it on the shelf and called it a sucky year. Sometimes I think I was put on this earth to watch my good intentions destroy nice things.
Thu, 18 Mar 2021 00:18:17 +0000

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Thu, 18 Mar 2021 00:18:17 +0000 linkquote
Scooting to work this morning in a light rain. Coming down a hill on a main road that curves left and need to turn right - the corner sucks as the bank and island are all against the turn. Moved into the turning lane and as I was slowing found my rear sliding out... then the front was sliding. Put both feet down and was sliding on all four points - pretty sure I went from one side to the other like I was on ice. I could feel how slippery the tarmac was through my shoes. Fortunately I wasn't going fast at all and came to a stop avoiding the down (and before sliding into oncoming traffic - I was getting ready to drop). Reckon I hit oil or similar. Crazy experience. Bike was skittish for a few 100m like the tyres (and shoes) were coated - then all good. Unfortunately think my helmet cam was out of battery - was rushing and hadn't checked. Did phone it into the police to check cause that corner is evil without being lubed up.
Thu, 18 Mar 2021 15:43:43 +0000

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Thu, 18 Mar 2021 15:43:43 +0000 linkquote
Dang! Glad to hear you're ok! Great job and swift reacting to save yourself in that slide. Scary I'm sure! Thankfully it was just that, only scary. Good thinking to call it in, possibly someone else will be saved from a wipe out.
Thu, 18 Mar 2021 16:28:36 +0000

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Thu, 18 Mar 2021 16:28:36 +0000 linkquote
man the horror stories on this thread recently... yikes.
Thu, 18 Mar 2021 16:58:42 +0000

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Thu, 18 Mar 2021 16:58:42 +0000 linkquote
oopsclunkthud wrote:
Christmas 2019 I had a 1955 MotoBi Ardizio engine heading to me from Italy, after searching for ~3 years. The shipping alone was $350, but it's not like I could find one closer.

Post office made one delivery attempt and then put it on a flight back to Italy. contact the seller, provide the info, wait for it to arrive in Italy, claim filed...

Covid!

About June things were ok enough to try and ship again. tracking, has left Italy, wait, wait, wait, wait, still not received by USPS, wait, Delivered! (but still does not show as even received by USPS)

Unpack it and it's been dropped at least 4 times. Fins on head are broken on both sides, motor mounts are busted off the bottom, flywheel cover shattered.

Put it on the shelf and called it a sucky year. Sometimes I think I was put on this earth to watch my good intentions destroy nice things.
This sounds like DHL was involved...
Thu, 18 Mar 2021 22:21:49 +0000

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Thu, 18 Mar 2021 22:21:49 +0000 linkquote
pheasant plucker wrote:
Scooting to work this morning in a light rain. Coming down a hill on a main road that curves left and need to turn right - the corner sucks as the bank and island are all against the turn. Moved into the turning lane and as I was slowing found my rear sliding out... then the front was sliding. Put both feet down and was sliding on all four points - pretty sure I went from one side to the other like I was on ice. I could feel how slippery the tarmac was through my shoes. Fortunately I wasn't going fast at all and came to a stop avoiding the down (and before sliding into oncoming traffic - I was getting ready to drop). Reckon I hit oil or similar. Crazy experience. Bike was skittish for a few 100m like the tyres (and shoes) were coated - then all good. Unfortunately think my helmet cam was out of battery - was rushing and hadn't checked. Did phone it into the police to check cause that corner is evil without being lubed up.
Glad you're okay, sounds scary.
Fri, 19 Mar 2021 02:21:41 +0000

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Fri, 19 Mar 2021 02:21:41 +0000 linkquote
CM - glad you got the envelope.
Shame there is no running motor to use it wtih.

Cases - those can absolutely be welded. Ideally they would clean, then clean again, then clamp & weld. Looks like they might eb able to access at least a portion from both sides - so quality of weld penetration will be visible.

The challenge with cast aluminum is - its shitty to weld.
All sorts of contaminants and porosity.
But a local guy who welds cases would make short work of that - and I am guessing its a $100 cash job - especially if you bring 'em cleaned up.

Best to bring all covers and both halves - less chance of warpage if they are bolted together and torqued down.

Pheas' - I have experienced Heidenaus on slick blacktop with oil/rain. It's behind slippery! Good think you were able to keep it upright - and they have a shower at work.
Fri, 19 Mar 2021 04:55:45 +0000

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Fri, 19 Mar 2021 04:55:45 +0000 linkquote
charlieman22 wrote:
...

The challenge with cast aluminum is - it CAN BE shitty to weld.
All sorts of contaminants and porosity ARE POSSIBLE.
It all depends on a number of variables. I think that Piaggio's casting quality is generally quite good. I've not seen serious shrinkage porosity(jagged and local), but they may have some less serious modest gas porosity which can be useful with permanent molded castings and is more evenly dispersed, but still plays hell with welding. Make sure your welder preheats the cases to at least 400 F to drive off gases best you can before welding.

shrinkage porosity tends to occur in heavy section thicknesses


gas porosity tends to occur as small rounded cavities
Fri, 19 Mar 2021 12:58:40 +0000

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Fri, 19 Mar 2021 12:58:40 +0000 linkquote
And these are LML cases, so who the hell knows what the casting quality is...
Fri, 19 Mar 2021 21:06:25 +0000

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Fri, 19 Mar 2021 21:06:25 +0000 linkquote
chandlerman wrote:
And these are LML cases, so who the hell knows what the casting quality is...
Easier to replace, no?
Two things come to mind seeing those cracks (I see two bad-boys):
Even after heating the case, clamping and bolting it, will the case be true?
Also, the weld will not have the same viscosity/porosity as the rest of the case. It won't expand/contract the same.
Tue, 30 Mar 2021 12:18:55 +0000

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Tue, 30 Mar 2021 12:18:55 +0000 linkquote
Back in September, I ordered some custom Crimaz bits from Sip. A month later, they got to Sip, and they shipped them out to me, using, for reasons unknown, the German Postal System (I always ship UPS or FedEx from Sip). Covid has pretty much screwed the post from Europe to Australia, so the package sat at Frankfurt airport till early January. At that point it apparently appeared briefly at Sydney airport, which is where the tracking trail died.
Kudos to Ana at Sip, she organized for a new set to be built, and had them shipped UPS free of charge.
Unfortunately, someone missed some paperwork (probably not used to free bits/shipping leaving!), and they got RTS by German customs.
One more lap of the world later, my custom bits landed on my desk today.
Thanks to Ana at Sip, I highly recommend contacting her if you're looking for parts.



Tue, 30 Mar 2021 15:02:46 +0000

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Tue, 30 Mar 2021 15:02:46 +0000 linkquote
Apparently not as lucky as reputed.

Dreading the wait time myself.
Tue, 30 Mar 2021 16:04:52 +0000

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Tue, 30 Mar 2021 16:04:52 +0000 linkquote
Somehow i always get my SIP parts lighting fast. I order all my SIP stuff through a friend who has an account with them. I ordered a fancy Lambretta Casa Cooler last Monday at 11:30 am, and my friend text me that my parts showed up Thursday at about 2pm. No idea how that is even possible.
Tue, 30 Mar 2021 16:23:01 +0000

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Tue, 30 Mar 2021 16:23:01 +0000 linkquote
Shipping times have been all over the map for me. I ordered from SIP and Scooter-Center at the same time, shipped them both via FedEx, and one arrived in three days, the other took almost a month.

Now if I could just find a set of LML Reed cases. At this point, I'm coming up empty anywhere, or the seller wants so much for them I might as well just buy some Malossi cases.
Tue, 30 Mar 2021 18:31:59 +0000

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Tue, 30 Mar 2021 18:31:59 +0000 linkquote
German Post was passed to DHL a few years back. Thanks to COVID and the mess that pushed to the limits all postal / courier services worldwide, DHL decided to put limits on package sizes for certain countries. Maybe that was the case for you too. On January I had two packages I bought on eBay returned to the sender, cause they were bigger than 40cm at one side. They were only accepting packages that were 40x40x40 or smaller. Thanks to the seller, we came to an arrangement and he unsealed, repackaged and sent the items to different boxes so as to pass the restriction. I got them a week later...
Sun, 11 Apr 2021 19:09:16 +0000

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Sun, 11 Apr 2021 19:09:16 +0000 linkquote
Glad it's baseball season.

Had a great ride today and included a quick stop at the home town team mural.



Mon, 12 Apr 2021 16:46:55 +0000

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Mon, 12 Apr 2021 16:46:55 +0000 linkquote
Birdsnest wrote:
Glad it's baseball season.

Had a great ride today and included a quick stop at the home town team mural.
Beautiful here in Austin too. Unfortunately, Pfizer shot 2 wiped me out for the weekend. I managed to change my case oil and that's about it.
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 20:31:57 +0000

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Sat, 17 Apr 2021 20:31:57 +0000 linkquote
Stopped by So-Cal-Weld-Guy's den of scoots for a quick few beads on my Cowl tab, which has been worn down over the years. Easy stuff for da man and practice for my cracked mudguard. Thanks as always to So Cal Bro.

I really want him to start doing Indo-Enhancement work. Weld like horns, multiple wheels, and military gear and stuff onto scoots.

cheers peeps



Sat, 17 Apr 2021 22:38:08 +0000

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Sat, 17 Apr 2021 22:38:08 +0000 linkquote
The float needle in my stella had been needing replacement, so I finally got around to that. Also, the float bowl was FULL of rust flakes. It looked like coffee grounds.

Anyways... Swap the needle, or it back together, flip on the fuel tap to check is not dripping and flooding... And fuel starts streaming off the back of the motor. I clearly didn't get something tight. Check everything, it all seems tight.

I run through a few more iterations of "look for leak, though I fixed it, find it's still leaking, drop a bunch of F-bombs" before I pull the carb off the bike so I can hook it up to an external supply and at what's going on.

Finally, I find the source. It's leaking out the overflow from the float bowl. Open it up again and look at the new needle. Find the old needle to compare...and there it is... Wrong. Friggin. Needle.

So re-installed the old needle, which now doesn't seem to be leaking, but at least the float bowl is clean.


It looked like a coffee maker in there


Oops

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 00:17:44 +0000

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Mon, 19 Apr 2021 00:17:44 +0000 linkquote
Got some copper sheets in various thicknesses to make spacers ... stay tuned, we're going to see how a Pinasco 177 goes with a BGM head...



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Mon, 19 Apr 2021 14:18:38 +0000 linkquote
^^^^


(Though ... A tiny part of me is thinking don't poke the bear.)
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 14:39:17 +0000

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Mon, 19 Apr 2021 14:39:17 +0000 linkquote
hard laugh... isn't one of the universal rules of tuning to keep poking the bear? When one of my scoots runs really nicely it usually means I haven't been tinkering with it enough.
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 14:50:34 +0000

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Mon, 19 Apr 2021 14:50:34 +0000 linkquote
SoCalGuy wrote:
hard laugh... isn't one of the universal rules of tuning to keep poking the bear? When one of my scoots runs really nicely it usually means I haven't been tinkering with it enough.
I forget who originally said it, but "If it ain't broke...fix it 'til it is!"
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 16:13:16 +0000

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Mon, 19 Apr 2021 16:13:16 +0000 linkquote
Right. Leaving well enough alone is not an option.
Wed, 28 Apr 2021 20:41:52 +0000

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Wed, 28 Apr 2021 20:41:52 +0000 linkquote
Got a used sidecar and start thingking what to do and where should i attach it, maybe u guys can help me choose between the pink nor the red vespa

Until thrb have a nice summer and cheer


Its here

Fri, 30 Apr 2021 15:32:34 +0000

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Right on.
Will enjoy watching what you do with it Ebeth!
---

I am a bit stuck on the SS180 until the horncast arrives from Denmark. So with lots of rain outside and a day off I headed up to the storage facility to grab the rims and hubs off the VBC. Rust removal and getting them cleaned up is the order of the day.

Found a wee issue... god I hope no one rode it around like that!

(On my phone so excuse the single photo per post)





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Eeek



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1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1988 T5, 1995 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
Joined: Sun, 02 Aug 2015 18:39:51 +0000
Posts: 3344
Location: Veria, Greece
Sun, 02 May 2021 20:28:48 +0000 linkquote
Mounted some Pirelli Angels on a friend's brand new SIP tubeless rims. Extra protection and the right tools make for no scratches or markings...





Mon, 03 May 2021 03:55:32 +0000

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62 VBB1T Round Tail W/ leaner sidecar
Joined: Sat, 26 Jan 2019 09:50:15 +0000
Posts: 3284
Location: california
 
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62 VBB1T Round Tail W/ leaner sidecar
Joined: Sat, 26 Jan 2019 09:50:15 +0000
Posts: 3284
Location: california
Mon, 03 May 2021 03:55:32 +0000 linkquote
Safis - you should post a tutorial on that one.
How many dinged up installs have we seen?
Very nice.

Ebeth - my brother in sidecar! Yes!

Birdsnest - hahaha - love the note to self on the tray.
Mon, 03 May 2021 06:09:51 +0000

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2007 Stella 225
Joined: Sat, 02 Nov 2019 20:44:07 +0000
Posts: 3139
Location: Rochester, Minnesota
 
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2007 Stella 225
Joined: Sat, 02 Nov 2019 20:44:07 +0000
Posts: 3139
Location: Rochester, Minnesota
Mon, 03 May 2021 06:09:51 +0000 linkquote
charlieman22 wrote:
Safis - you should post a tutorial on that one.
How many dinged up installs have we seen?
Very nice.

Ebeth - my brother in sidecar! Yes!

Birdsnest - hahaha - love the note to self on the tray.
Note.could be from his wife, mine gives me her old pans to use in garage.
Mon, 03 May 2021 15:02:57 +0000

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VNB VSC o9c VMA vbc VSX
Joined: Wed, 28 May 2008 17:31:07 +0000
Posts: 6567
Location: Hustletown, TX
 
Not So Moderator
VNB VSC o9c VMA vbc VSX
Joined: Wed, 28 May 2008 17:31:07 +0000
Posts: 6567
Location: Hustletown, TX
Mon, 03 May 2021 15:02:57 +0000 linkquote
Christopher_55934 wrote:
charlieman22 wrote:
Safis - you should post a tutorial on that one.
How many dinged up installs have we seen?
Very nice.

Ebeth - my brother in sidecar! Yes!

Birdsnest - hahaha - love the note to self on the tray.
Note.could be from his wife, mine gives me her old pans to use in garage.
Hahahaha
Wait... Are you calling Greasy my scooter wife?
G-man sent that over in a Christmas care package to stop me from getting in dutch with the misses. I am known to commandeer tuperware and other items without permission. It never ends well... and I am slow learner. He's saving me from myself.
Mon, 03 May 2021 16:38:31 +0000

Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: Fri, 21 Oct 2005 19:59:19 +0000
Posts: 12212
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
 
Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: Fri, 21 Oct 2005 19:59:19 +0000
Posts: 12212
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
Mon, 03 May 2021 16:38:31 +0000 linkquote
Wait a minute... that looks like my hand writing!

99-cent store tray to the rescue for the birbs!

Currently assembling next care package. Will include additional parts holding items so you don't get in trouble.
Mon, 03 May 2021 16:40:56 +0000

Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: Fri, 21 Oct 2005 19:59:19 +0000
Posts: 12212
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
 
Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: Fri, 21 Oct 2005 19:59:19 +0000
Posts: 12212
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
Mon, 03 May 2021 16:40:56 +0000 linkquote
SaFiS wrote:
Mounted some Pirelli Angels on a friend's brand new SIP tubeless rims. Extra protection and the right tools make for no scratches or markings...





Pretty work! I know those are a pain in all nine assholes. Thank the 6lb 7pz baby jeebus with wings and talons that those weren't Michelins!
Mon, 03 May 2021 16:42:19 +0000

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P208, Stella VMC Stelvio 187, Stella 150, VNX1T, V9A1T, V9B1T, 02 Sportster XLH1208
Joined: Sat, 21 Jul 2018 00:30:56 +0000
Posts: 4048
Location: Staten Island, NY
 
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P208, Stella VMC Stelvio 187, Stella 150, VNX1T, V9A1T, V9B1T, 02 Sportster XLH1208
Joined: Sat, 21 Jul 2018 00:30:56 +0000
Posts: 4048
Location: Staten Island, NY
Mon, 03 May 2021 16:42:19 +0000 linkquote
charlieman22 wrote:
Safis - you should post a tutorial on that one.
How many dinged up installs have we seen?
Very nice.

Ebeth - my brother in sidecar! Yes!

Birdsnest - hahaha - love the note to self on the tray.
Safis, amazing job on the tire install. Please do make a video of it.

CM22, the guy who mounted mine f'ed them up seriously. 3 tires. 1 holds air fine.. one has a slow leak... 1 holds air fine but tire did not seat evenly, so when I swapped it on to do my 120 mile round trip the front tire was rattling and bouncing like the front end was f'ed up. Nope... it was just the tire which didn't seat evenly on the rim from that guy. I broke the beads on the two trouble tires today and the slow leak one has bead damage/tear, the one not seated properly has a bead that is bent slightly so it can't re-seat back on rim with air. That one guy ruined about $400 in tires and rims.
   

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