There are some simple steps you can take on your bike to help remove air from your tires. The process will not damage your tire and it will help save you money on repairs. Below is a how to take air out of a tire guide.
To start, remove the air pressure gauge from your tire. It is located at the back tire’s valve stem. On most vehicles, this is accessible by pulling out the valve handle near the tire. If your vehicle does not have an air pressure gauge, you can also look for a small hole in the tire sidewall near the tire.
Next, remove the air pressure tank from the tire. It is often located under the seat or between the tire and the driver’s seat. If your vehicle has an air pressure tester, you can place it in the valve stem to check the level of air in your tires.
It is important to note that tire air pressure depends on the manufacturer’s specifications, so it may not be the same information as the one in the photo.
Find a long flexible tube or wire from the valve stem of your tire. Unscrew it from its post beneath the tire. You can use the pipe’s wrench for a hard grip. If you are unsure of how to get at it, use the wrench to pry it loose from the valve.
Use the pipe’s wrench to loosen the valve stem completely. Once the valve is loosened, detach it from the tube. Repeat these steps for the valve stem that attaches to the valve stem on the opposite side of the tire. These valves are sometimes sold as a complete set.
Place the tube holders on top of the valve and tire. Use the valve-holder wrench to remove the nuts that attach the tube to the tire. You can now pull off the valve completely and discard it. Once you have taken out all of the components, fill up the tire with a tube of air and place it upside down.
Lower the pump into the tire tube. You can either pump the air manually using the pump’s handle or use a device that does this for you. Pumping the air is done in three steps: first by inflating the tire, then pumping it while lowering the tire and finally, filling the tire with air while it is still inflated. If the tube is too small to allow you to pump all the way, make sure you do not inflate the tire further or you will blow the pump.
Remove the tube from the tire and discard it. Plug the hole in the bottom of your tire so that it cannot be reinstalled. Reinstall the valve and screw the nuts back into place. Put everything back together and you are ready to go! Your question on how to take the air out of a tire has been answered.
Begin by inflating the tire. With the tube in place, attach it to the pump and begin pumping air slowly through the tube. After a short time, you should hear some air noise. Check the valve to ensure that it is properly aligned. Lower the pump and slowly fill the tube, but keep checking to ensure that the valve is aligned correctly.
If you have an older model vehicle, there are specific tools that you can use to remove air out of a tire. A universal air pump may be used to fill a tire, as long as you have a tire inflator to put the air in. If the tire is over 20 years old, you will need to replace the belt, air tool, and the valve guide/dish. For safety reasons, you should never force the air out of a tire – always leave it properly.
An air compressor is an easy way out
If you cannot remove all of the air from a tire with your bare hands, you may wish to invest in an air compressor. Air compressors come in different sizes, depending on how much air you are trying to remove. If you cannot remove all of the air with your compressor, you may also wish to consider using an air hose. These are much safer than compressors, since they provide a steady and controlled flow of air. Using an air hose to take air out of a tire provides you with a way to slowly lower the tire without causing any damage or bending the tire.