Tire valve stem size


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Tire valve stem size

Postby dvcruz » Thu Sep 05, 2013 1:57 pm



Hello to all.

I want to replace the tire valve stems on my '83 Interstate with 90 degree angled jobbers. If you own a '83, you know the rear tire is next to impossible to inflate because of the lack of clearance between the center hub and rim. Anyway, here's a easy question - I hope. Can someone tell me the diameter of the valve stem hole in the rim? I see some replacement stems as advertised for fitting a "standard" .453" Goldwing hole, but without taking my tires apart, I don't know if that's true.

If you know the answer, please share. Better yet, if you've done the same thing and have a address or dealer you can refer me to, that would be great. Thanks.

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Re: Tire valve stem size

Postby patbrandon1 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 4:14 pm

I don't know what size the hole is, but I believe these will fit it. I put these on my '82 Goldwing GL1100 Interstate. I am 99.99999% sure they will work for you. I love them, The old rubber ones both leaked when I got it. These were $13.00 out the door.

http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/124629

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Re: Tire valve stem size

Postby patbrandon1 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 4:29 pm

I just did a little research to make sure the valve I posted from Cyclemax would fit your '83. I went to here...
http://www.bikebandit.com/houseofmotorc ... 8#sch24463
and the valve stem part number for my '82 is the same as the part number for your '83. So I am now 99.999999999999999999999% sure these will work for you.

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Re: Tire valve stem size

Postby dvcruz » Thu Sep 05, 2013 4:40 pm

Normally I wouldn't go with something unless I was 99.9999999999999999999995% or better, but this is probably close enough. I will give them a try.

Thank a lot. I'll let you know how it goes.

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Re: Tire valve stem size

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:14 pm

I've put those exact stems on both my 1500 and my wife's Pacific Coast, to give extra strength required for the stem-mounted TPMS sensors. They are easy to install, and work great.

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Re: Tire valve stem size

Postby nickmotor » Sat Apr 02, 2016 3:57 pm

Looks like a great idea. So does the rubber side go on the inside or outside of the rim? if it goes on the outside I've seen some that have rubber fittings on both sides and am wondering why the one at the link in the above post doesn't have two?

If it went on the outside then it looks like when it goes bad it could be replaced without removing the tire. If it does go on the inside would it be a good idea to grab a rubber fitting from the hardware store (correctly sized) and make sure there is some sturdy rubber on both sides were the valve contacts the rim?

Thanks in advance for comments.

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Re: Tire valve stem size

Postby patbrandon1 » Sat Apr 02, 2016 5:25 pm

nickmotor wrote:Looks like a great idea. So does the rubber side go on the inside or outside of the rim? if it goes on the outside I've seen some that have rubber fittings on both sides and am wondering why the one at the link in the above post doesn't have two?

If it went on the outside then it looks like when it goes bad it could be replaced without removing the tire. If it does go on the inside would it be a good idea to grab a rubber fitting from the hardware store (correctly sized) and make sure there is some sturdy rubber on both sides were the valve contacts the rim?


My rubber washers are on the inside. I have been through three sets of tires since I've had these on, and not once have I ever had to put air in them. I check my air before every trip, I'm anal about my tires. So I know that the way these are designed, they work 100%.

It isn't a bad idea if you wanted to have a rubber washer on the outside. I would find a set that are designed like that first. I don't think a modification of the ones that are linked here is necessary. Plus I'm not sure there would be enough thread to put a washer on the outside.

Like I said, mine work perfect as is.

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Re: Tire valve stem size

Postby dingdong » Sun Apr 03, 2016 7:48 am

Be careful with those brass stems. The threads will strip easily if you over tighten. Voice of experience.
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Re: Tire valve stem size

Postby nickmotor » Sun Apr 03, 2016 12:59 pm

Thank you all for the helpful responses. Next up: follow the excellent DIY article on rear wheel removal check brakes, bearings, shocks, differential, moly/grease the bits that need it... all the rear end stuff I can think of. I post my results.

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Re: Tire valve stem size

Postby nickmotor » Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:56 am

I replaced my leaking original equipment stem and used the 90 degree nickel plated brass valve stems. Wanted to do a step-by-step for you all but time constraints prevented me from doing so. I ran out of time and had the nearby Honda shop do it. The Honda shop had no complaints or warning about this setup and they did it very quickly. Here's what it looks like.

Picture of the stems (from wingstuff.com) and what it looks like installed on the rear tire.

Hopefully, I'll get a change to finish putting this 1983 GL1100I back together soon and experience the ride.

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Re: Tire valve stem size

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:28 pm

I've put those same stems on two bikes now.

Be careful about clearance issues - some brands stick out farther to the side than others - one set I tried did not clear the front brake caliper, and I didn't find out about it until the test ride (whack whack whack). I had to pull the tire off and replace the stem with one that did not stick out quite so far.




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