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Bought some very nice used Excel sm wheels for my DRZ, the rear has a small leak. It only leaks out of one spoke. It will lose about 10 psi a day. I soaped the entire wheel and tire and found no other leaks. Any ideas???? Thanks in advance.

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Spoke wheels are not tubless. Someone may of siliconed the wheel to attempt to make them tubless but if it is not done right, you could experience a sudden loss of air and resulting crash.

That or you have tubes. Possibly assuming you do not because nearly all street tires today say 'tubeless' on the sidewall and therefore you assume you have no tubes when in fact you do and need to replace the tube.

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I'm assuming that there is a tube because it's a spoked wheel, but i'm not 100% on that since I have not had the tire off. Just seems strange it would only leak from 1 spoke. I rode with these wheels for a couple weeks before I started loosing air. Anybody ever have air loss from just one spoke?

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