2009 Road King Classic

Discussion in 'Wheels' started by Thumbs, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. Thumbs

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    I purchased a 2009 Road King Classic and noticed it is nearly impossible to check the tire pressure in the rear tire or fill the tire with air. There is not enough room between the valve stem and the spokes. The rear tire should have a 45 degree valve stem like most of the foreign bikes in the same class. When I informed the dealer after purchasing the bike they said they had heard of the issue but didn't have a solution. Has anyone purchased a tube with the 45 degree valve stem that fits the rim and tire? Hopefully they will put a recall out on this and replace the tube for free.......(but I doubt it!!!)
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    You need this type of an air chuck to get on the valve. I never had a problem using this type. I also wouldn't wait for a recall for the tire valve.:s


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  3. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    i have the same chuck as glider dont have a problem with my 08
     
  4. buddybr

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    Comparing a 08 rear tire and rim to a 09 tire and rim is like comparing apples and oranges. They are nothing alike.

    I have the lace wheels on my 09 and while it’s still a bear checking and airing that rear tire, it is much easier using the guage I have now.

    I didn’t know how to describe the setup so I’ve attached a picture (I hope) of the gauge and chuck I use. My HD tech told me about it. The chuck is like the one Glider recommends but it locks on the valve stem, and it has a release valve to adjust the air pressure if you go over. I’ve checked the gauge with several others and it is dead on. I bought it at Autozone and it was only $17.00.

    It definitely made a difficult job a little easier. Still a pain in the rear though.

    Hope you have an air compressor.
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  5. walleye

    walleye Junior Member Contributor

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    I use the chuck as Glider posted. 09 Ultra and zero problems.
     
  6. buddybr

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    I also read in a different thread that you can buy a 45 degree valve stem adapter at an RV store. I think I'll check into that as well.
     
  7. glider

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    Looks like " I bought it at Autozone and it was only $17.00." :D
     
  8. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Yeah, but the plain brass one that Glider posted is all of 99 cents at Big Lots!
     
  9. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    And if you are still having problems reaching the tire valve you can add a length of pipe with a hose barb to attach the hose to so it would be extended.
     
  10. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    I like that