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    Side loaded Bushwheel into Caliper Bleeder

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    I spotted this check on one of my bushwheels.
    31’s with the heavy tread they’re 15 months old maybe 250 hrs lots of landings majority of them off pavement. Has any one else had this on their BW’s ? Not sure if its an airworthiness issue, seems like it would make for a **** show if it gives up the ghost on landing.


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    That is the rubber not the structure underneath so I don't see the tire failing but you don't want the layers underneath to be exposed to UV. I would call Bushwheel and get their opinion. Is it splitting or did something cut it? I have filled cuts in the tread with black Shoe Goo.
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    Not sure if its split or cut although it does look to be more of a split. I’ll reach out to bushwheel and I think I actually have shoe goo somewhere at home. Thanks Steve


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Pierce View Post
    I have filled cuts in the tread with black Shoe Goo.
    You learn that trick watching this?

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    Looks like it could be a cut/gouge from brake caliper. Where are your calipers mounted? If they’re down at the bottom you really have to watch your tire pressure. Even mounting up at 10 or 2 o’clock if you lean it over enough the bleeder Can catch the tire if you’re down at 2 to 3 psi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cubdriver2 View Post
    You learn that trick watching this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DENNY View Post
    Looks like it could be a cut/gouge from brake caliper. Where are your calipers mounted? If they’re down at the bottom you really have to watch your tire pressure. Even mounting up at 10 or 2 o’clock if you lean it over enough the bleeder Can catch the tire if you’re down at 2 to 3 psi.
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    That could be, I’ll have to take another look and see if the bleeder lines up with the check. Not the best depiction of my caliper location but all I have on my phone as I write this.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bowie View Post
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    That could be, I’ll have to take another look and see if the bleeder lines up with the check. Not the best depiction of my caliper location but all I have on my phone as I write this.



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    Now that I’m thinking about it, I had been practicing rolling out on one main and then switching to rolling out on the opposite main. I have to admit it was ugly before I got good enough to make it look pretty. Good chance I side loaded the tire into the nether regions....


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    If you want to see how good a side load a Bushwheel will take look at this video at about the 5 minute mark.
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    Surprise they didn't pop off the rim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Pierce View Post
    One of my all time favorite movies.
    Mine also

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    I try the one wheel stuff quite a bit also but keep them up around 6-8 psi when I do. My brakes as mounter like yours. Having ASSO gear lets me run a firmer tire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Pierce View Post
    If you want to see how good a side load a Bushwheel will take look at this video at about the 5 minute mark.
    Yup, that is a little bit of flex. Mystery solved.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DENNY View Post
    I try the one wheel stuff quite a bit also but keep them up around 6-8 psi when I do. My brakes as mounter like yours. Having ASSO gear lets me run a firmer tire.
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    Thinking I might bump it up a pound or two..


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    Denny, is ASSO some new suspension??

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    Local did that inside scratch thing with his Cub on soft 3-4 psi 31's. Sidehill or turn probably. I guess the extended bleeder fitting could be replaced with a short plug if that's a problem. How often do the brakes need bleeding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Pierce View Post
    One of my all time favorite movies.
    Bob's your Uncle.

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    On the road trying to post off phone so spelling punctuation and grammar are out the window more than usual��
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    I have seen a break bleeder gouge go all the way around a tire eventually bleeder pops off so you have no break on that side. I don’t fly that hard myself but there are working pilots in Alaska that do.
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