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Old 10-29-2018, 05:54 PM
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Hello From Plumpton and Tyre Valve Question

Hi Everyone,

Khaarntface here from Plumpton NSW Australia.

I'm a highly experienced bike rider and passionate owner of an immaculate K1200RS.

Have a question for you all. On the weekend I had a tyre valve failure that left me stranded. Just wondering if any of you regularly service your tyre valves, or maybe you replace them at regular intervals?

Is there a preferred brand that I should be using?

Look forward to your fonts of knowledge
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Old 10-29-2018, 06:27 PM
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Re: Hello From Plumpton and Tyre Valve Question

Well, their rubber and rubber disintegrates in time...I always carried a spare on me but never had to use on the road. I’d get oem and change out every few years. You may want to get 90 degree ones as well.
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Re: Hello From Plumpton and Tyre Valve Question

Welcome to the site. My preference is to change tire valve stems with every tire change, the older "Brick" motor bikes (like mine) have a rib running down the center of the wheel that interferes with the ability to use metal valve stems, the newer "Slant" motor K-bikes do not have this issue. If you do a Google search for "metal motorcycle tire valves" you'll find them available from a variety of sources. Additionally we have lots of Aussies and Kiwis on board, check out this forum for Aussie members, http://www.i-bmw.com/showthread.php?t=46666 and keep your eye open for an announcement of the annual Aussie Rally that has, in the past, taken place in March.
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