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Old 08-05-2011, 10:35 AM   #43
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I have Maxxis tires on my AS and run at max pressure all the time. I have one with a slowwwww leak that I cannot find so
See ya on the road.
Check the valve core. In a lot of cases they are loose.
At the next tire change switch to steel valve stems. they are less likely to leak.

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Old 08-05-2011, 10:45 AM   #44
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I inflate to 55 PSI and reinflate when they drop to 50.

I tow at 55-60 MPH and try to avoid hottest part of the day.

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Old 08-05-2011, 08:15 PM   #45
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Old 08-06-2011, 01:41 PM   #46
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My fondest memory of my Marathon tires.

Not sure I can say this with respect to a large number of the Marathon failures that have been reported here but in my case I think the weaker side walls caused rim leaks on hard turns. My tri axle trailer puts a lot of stress on the front, and more importantly, rear axle during a tight turn. So much so the deflection is notifiable in the mirrors. Any shock to the tire while under this stress could cause a rim leak and reduce pressure below the critical point and thus heat build up.

Thus another reason why I now run E rated tires.

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Old 08-06-2011, 04:09 PM   #47
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Originally Posted by polarlyse
I have Maxxis tires on my AS and run at max pressure all the time. I have one with a slowwwww leak that I cannot find so
See ya on the road.

My slow leak was that the tire was not sealed on the Al rim due to a spot of corrosion. Dealer took the tire off the rim, cleaned the rim with a wire brush, and put it back on. Worked fine.

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