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Location: Chandler, Arizona
I don't recommend the screw on type, they tend to leak. Use the solid rubber ones, put soapy water on them, and pull them through from inside the wheel till the seat properly. I use the straight ones. I get them from Cycle Gear. They are not crazy expensive. There is more than one size of valve stem. You will need to measure the hole. I have used car valve stems on bikes before, and if they are the right size, they work fine. The rear one is pretty close as far as getting an air chuck on it. I have a couple of metal "valve stem extenders" for use on cars where the valve is not long enough to fit through the hole in a wheel cover. I screw one on the rear valve, and bend it the rubber stem slightly, which gives me plenty of room to put air in the tire. You should change the valve stems every time you change the tires. Looks like whoever installed those tires didn't.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike