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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 06-06-2015, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
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Right Angle Valve Stems

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I read somewhere here that people have put right angle valve stems on the tires of 2015 FJRs. So I went and asked my dealer to do that.

What I got was a reasonable one on the rear, but on the front, the mechanic said that the stem was too long to point at right angles to the tire because it would hit the caliper.

So I'm wondering what brand or type of right angle valve stems people have used that fit correctly on both the front and rear tires of a 2015 FJR?

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Just about any 90 degree stem will work. It may need to be rotated in the hole so that it does not touch anything when the wheel is spun. Instead of having it pointed at a 90 degree angle from the direction of travel, it may have to be closer to 45-60 degrees.

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Put these on my 15 and had no problems.....

http://bikeeffects.com/proddetail.asp?prod=119701

I'd assume that the dealer was talking about the rubber right angle and that is. correct, they are a NO GO..... short metal only....

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You'll note that on Warpdrv's bike the valves he installed are starving the wheels for oxygen to the point that they turned blue. Do not let this happen to you.

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Just ordered a pair from Kurveygirl.com for $29.99 (with free shipping). Have ordered from this vendor previously for my ST1300 and pleased w/ the product.
(Kevin, thanks for the warning - I stayed away from the blue color)

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You'll note that on Warpdrv's bike the valves he installed are starving the wheels for oxygen to the point that they turned blue. Do not let this happen to you.

Hahaha Good one there.....

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Dude,

Thanks for the quick reply. Those look good. Gonna do some.

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YEP!!! Best addition ever!!!
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I use a 90* on the rear, pointing right. I tried one on the front but with dual discs I thought it worse than a straight one so I switched back.

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Maybe you should have used a 270 degree valve stem on the front.

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