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03-29-2010 06:36 PM
KIMMERLING So is the general consensus that the 85 degree angled steel valve stems are not cool to have? They apparently leak? I have two from curvygirl.com (not porn site) and they dont seem to have a bladder. They have rubber on each side that squeezes down when screwed on with nuts....
03-29-2010 11:29 AM
fergy Since this happened to me I picked up a pair of those angle adapters that screw onto the valve stem and keep one in my riding jacket pocket. I don't really need it on the 1500 as it has plenty of room up front, and a 90 metal (stem on the tube) on the back, but since I'm usually riding with a few other guys, it might come in handy. I used it every time I put air in my 750 tires tho.
03-28-2010 11:56 PM
niterider The valve stems on my bike are about 1" long and metal. No trouble airing up.
03-28-2010 11:51 PM
slimvulcanrider he then removes the extension after he fills the tire or checks air pressure.

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I bend it out a little, and screw a straight extension on it, gives me a little more room to get the compressor hose on it. Then I remove the extension. Jerry.
03-28-2010 11:38 PM
KIMMERLING You mean you have the short rubber ones and then add an extension? Why would you do that...there is little room in the rear wheel....
03-28-2010 09:47 AM
VN750Rider/Jerry I always replace the valve stems when I replace the tires, which I always do myself. I always use rubber ones though, have tried the metal ones, but they always seem to leak. I have never had a rubber one leak. The rear valve stem is in a bad spot, not much room. I bend it out a little, and screw a straight extension on it, gives me a little more room to get the compressor hose on it. Then I remove the extension. Jerry.
03-28-2010 01:22 AM
KIMMERLING No problem! Living up to the saying, "Keeping those threads alive"
03-27-2010 01:37 PM
Joem Hey guys,

Nice to hear from the Texas oldtimers!
03-27-2010 04:04 AM
KIMMERLING just ordered the 85 degree valve stems..
02-13-2008 04:19 PM
darrelc5
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Originally Posted by J.D. View Post
Got my 85 valve stems here:

http://tinyurl.com/yvg8yz

Advance has the short straight metal ones a lot cheaper; dunno if they can get the angled ones or not, but if they can, they'd be cheaper there.

hth

Jim
I just looked up the 85 deg. stems that JD referenced above and they are nice! I will probably get a pair to install with my next tire change.
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