90' tire valve stem

Discussion in 'Wheels' started by kemo, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

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    I thought that I would try a 90' valve stem the next time that I changed a tire so I did. Mistake, the stem doesn't clear the brake caliper so I turned it 180' so that the cap is on the belt side but the pulley makes it a bit awkward to check tire pressure. It is done now but next tire change it will get undone. Just thought I would mention this in case you thought of doing it.
    kemo
     
  2. HarryB737

    HarryB737 Junior Member

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    Wow... I don't think I've ever seen a 90 foot valve stem :newsmile100: ,Seriously though thanks for the info.
     
  3. bobwire

    bobwire Active Member

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    been thinkin bout it myself. thanks for savin me....................bw
     
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Think I saw them on Gold Wings:s
     
  5. trvlr

    trvlr Junior Member

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    Yep, they're on there - actually had the same thoughts as what Kemo did - so appreciate the heads-up on that.
     
  6. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Thanks for the heads up Kemo
     
  7. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Personally like the shortest stem possible that allows you to fit most air chucks (or carry a small stem extension that works with your guage). That way, less balance weight impact and less profile to catch or snag. I do use metal cap with seal inside, less chance of leakage (also keep insert wrench to make sure the inside valve is tight) after checking air pressure and sealing with cap.