Metal 90 degree valve stem orentation


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dowrh2
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Metal 90 degree valve stem orentation

Postby dowrh2 » Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:33 pm



I am about to install 90 degree metal valve stems on my 05 1800 wing. The original stems face to the left which makes no sense to me. When on the side stand, it is almost impossible to get to the valve stems. Seems like they should face to the right so you can easily get to them without having to put the bike on the center stand. Is there any reason why they should not face to the right.
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Re: Metal 90 degree valve stem orentation

Postby MikeB » Mon Jul 28, 2014 12:08 am

I can't think of any reason that the valve stems need to point one direction or another unless you use the OEM stems that are made of rubber. They flex and can fail if not supported with the plastic support. A metal valve stem that is held in place with nuts does not flex and will not fail like the OEM rubber stems. You should be able to make them face any direction you wish.
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Re: Metal 90 degree valve stem orentation

Postby FlyBoy2121 » Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:55 am

I Dowrh2
According to me if you install the valve left or right, it makes no difference,
troux the wheel is in the center of the rim, if the valve has the right you'll have the brake disc over the bag aside.
If you want to do this, buy valve screw.

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dowrh2 wrote:I am about to install 90 degree metal valve stems on my 05 1800 wing. The original stems face to the left which makes no sense to me. When on the side stand, it is almost impossible to get to the valve stems. Seems like they should face to the right so you can easily get to them without having to put the bike on the center stand. Is there any reason why they should not face to the right.
Thanks.
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JerriEric
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Re: Metal 90 degree valve stem orentation

Postby JerriEric » Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:24 am

I am thinking getting to the rear stem if pointing right could be obstructed by the rotor. I know when I wash the rim it is a tight fit to get the sponge in there.

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Re: Metal 90 degree valve stem orentation

Postby Sally » Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:46 pm

Some time ago I believe I read and article on this if I remember it has to go to left because of clearance problem on right and I don't remember why or what. Sally

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Re: Metal 90 degree valve stem orentation

Postby dkovatch » Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:02 am

Very important to look for cracks if you have a rubber valve stem. Change every time you change tire, or get metal.




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