Author Topic: Do you still run the original tyre valve stems on your ST1100?  (Read 222 times)

Offline Wayne'o

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I was very surprised when I recently bought my first ST1100, with 96K on the clock, that it was still running the
factory original valve stems. I would have thought that at some time during one of its many new tyre swaps, the
owner may have opted to fit 90degree stems to help with checking pressures. I bloody hate tyre valves on bikes
that just make it so difficult to check and adjust tyre pressures when it is such a critical part of motorcycling.

What have you got ? I previously used on another bike, the screw on 90 degree extensions which remained on all
the time. I read somewhere that the screw on one's should only be used to check pressures +/- and then unscrew
them. I can understand this but I never had  a problem.

What  works for you?

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Re: Do you still run the original tyre valve stems on your ST1100?
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2018, 06:31:04 PM »
I had the 90 degree valves put on a couple of sets of tyres ago.  Makes life a lot simpler. 
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Re: Do you still run the original tyre valve stems on your ST1100?
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2018, 06:47:33 PM »

It sure does Richo. Had them on my  previous bike and disappointed that the 'newie' has the old
straight ones, especially as it has just had new tyres fitted. It would have been the perfect time to
fit them.

cheers and thanks for responding

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Re: Do you still run the original tyre valve stems on your ST1100?
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2018, 07:03:21 PM »
I had the 90 degree valves put on a couple of sets of tyres ago.  Makes life a lot simpler.

Me too.  They are the dog's bollocks.
 
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Re: Do you still run the original tyre valve stems on your ST1100?
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2018, 08:21:58 PM »
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STranger my 1998 ST1100 has had them for ,, I cant remember its been sooo long. STrangler my 08 ST1300 has 1 in the front as I just replaced the front tyre, when in Tasmania earlier this year and I HAD to have the rear tyre done the shop didnt have angled nipples so the rear will be done when I next replace the rear tyre. I have 1 waiting.. :eek
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Re: Do you still run the original tyre valve stems on your ST1100?
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2018, 10:31:44 PM »
I can vouch for the fact that screw-on angled valves shouldn't be left on.  One caused a total deflation of a tyre, fortunately within the towing distance allowed by RACQ.  They reach some critical point where the centrifugal force is sufficient to dislodge the rubber stem.
Tyre fitters install the metal ones in the rim for $20 to $50 a pair.  And don't assume they're all smart enough to install them pointing to the right!   :||||
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Re: Do you still run the original tyre valve stems on your ST1100?
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2018, 12:23:43 AM »
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  And don't assume they're all smart enough to install them pointing to the right!   :||||
I told the tyre guy who fitted STranglers new nipple and he assured me he owns a M/C and would point it out correctly. Well when I was fitting the front wheel back on, well howdy dudie it was pointing to the left.. something I will point out to him when I'm getting my pink slip this week. :spank
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Re: Do you still run the original tyre valve stems on your ST1100?
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2018, 08:56:34 AM »
I was advised that the rubber stems should be replaced every time you fit a new tyre.   I found this out the hard way when getting a new rear tyre fitted in Cairns a few years back.   The fitter checked the front valve stem and found that it was cracked almost right through, which would have led to a catastrophic deflation of the front tyre.    :eek     He removed the front wheel and tyre and fitted a new rubber stem, which was an expense I had not expected, but was happy to get done.

Since then,  New Tyre = New Rubber Valve Stem, unless you have solid metal stems fitted, which I eventually did on the ST.
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Re: Do you still run the original tyre valve stems on your ST1100?
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2018, 11:01:28 AM »

Thanks to everyone who replied to this post. I am glad I asked the question.

Going to drop in soon and find out how much they will charge to fit some 90 degree
permanent steel (?) ones.  ++

cheers and safe riding

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Re: Do you still run the original tyre valve stems on your ST1100?
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2018, 11:20:09 AM »
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Wayne'o motorcycle accessory supermarket aka MCAS https://www.mcas.com.au/  sell them for $29.95. stock # LIN93T420K LA CORSA VALVE STEM 11.3 in 4 colours
they are the ones I'm using. I have black rims on STrangler the 1300 and chrome/silver on STranger my 1100.  ;-*
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Re: Do you still run the original tyre valve stems on your ST1100?
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2018, 11:24:08 AM »

Thanks to everyone who replied to this post. I am glad I asked the question.

Going to drop in soon and find out how much they will charge to fit some 90 degree
permanent steel (?) ones.  ++

cheers and safe riding

Wayne

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The 900 valves on my ST (and some previous bikes) are/were some type of alloy.  Re. fitting, costs will be significant (for wheel & tyre removal and refit), unless you get it done when you are getting new tyres fitted.   There should be no labour charge for the latter, only the cost of supply of the valves - around 30 bucks, as per Johnny's MCAS link.
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Re: Do you still run the original tyre valve stems on your ST1100?
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2018, 02:06:20 PM »

Since then,  New Tyre = New Rubber Valve Stem, unless you have solid metal stems fitted, which I eventually did on the ST.
The local car tyre dealer swaps the tyres over for me and new valves and new tyres are the norm for cars and they do the same for me. This time though they put a standard length valve on the rear rather than a shorter one.

I have thought about the right angle ones but not sure if they need to be replaced with a new tyre or not. I do have the screw on ones (one in bike) but haven't used them in years.

Air pressures are checked at home and it's more of a hassle to move the bike to gain access to the valves more than it is to screw on the air line from the compressor.
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