Angled Valve Stems


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Angled Valve Stems

Postby patbrandon1 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:52 pm



Does anyone use 90 or 45 degree valve stems on their motorcycle?

With the design of the wheels on my 82 1100i, the stem is kinda hard to get to, and I don't like when I have to bend the valve a little bit to get the gauge on it. Plus, I'm getting older, and the less time on my replaced knees the better. I will be putting new tires on during the winter, and looked around the net and forum to see who may have experience and suggestions. Not much luck with opinions about them, so I thought I would ask. They sell 45 and 90's, so they must be used sometimes. Any help would be compensated with a big thanks, and an imaginary dozen cookies of your choice.



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Re: Angled Valve Stems

Postby bcassel » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:53 am

I will be putting them on my 1100i when I change out in a few months. More because of not being able to get a common tire guage or filler unit on than any ore reason. I lay down on the floor once a week to check the pressure and inspect the surface but it is always a hassle to get a good pressure read

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Re: Angled Valve Stems

Postby Phunnybone » Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:34 am

I've got a 45 on my rear tire. When you change out, just make sure you do the metal bolt-on stems. That way if you decide to add an external tire pressure monitor system (TPMS) later, there won't be a problem with the angled stems.

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Re: Angled Valve Stems

Postby thrasherg » Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:41 am

I run 90 degree metal ones on my GL1800, over 20K miles and not a single problem, I strongly suggest buying the metal bent valves rather than the rubber kind as the rubber ones will bend as you ride (due to centrifugal force) and the rubber starts to crack.. The 90 degree valves make blowing up the tyres or checking the pressure so much easier!! I am only 48, but like to spend as little time as possible on my knees checking tyre pressures!! :D

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Re: Angled Valve Stems

Postby ram11397 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:54 pm

Hi,
I broke the back and front stems at different times this summer and had to have my 1100 towed home from the gas station checking air.So i didn't think about having angled stems put in!!!
I was looking at the J&P web site and can across some 90 degree value extensions so i purchased them and have no regrets. Makes it easier for this old fat boy to check tires without worrying that i am going to be stranded again.

Rick
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Re: Angled Valve Stems

Postby RoadRogue » Sat Oct 06, 2012 1:55 am

I use these 83 degree all metal valve stems from kurveygirl,you can find them cheaper if you dig around a bit 8-)
http://kurveygirl.com/shop/index.php?cPath=169_237_233
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Re: Angled Valve Stems

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:55 am

I put these 90 degree stems both on my 1100 and 1500, and on my 1500 I also have TPMS sensors on them. Never had a problem, and the price is right.


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Re: Angled Valve Stems

Postby thrasherg » Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:15 pm

I use the same ones that wingadmin posted, quite cheap and seem to work very well.

Gary




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