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83 degree valve stem -- reuse?

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on my FJR, and I'm replacing the rear wheel.

I know it seems a silly question, but I'm concerned about the little gasket that these use. The one on my bent rear rim has been installed for five years.

So, has anyone reused one? Did the gasket seal OK?

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What I would do- kurvygurl.com will sell you just the seal/o-ring. https://www.kurveygirl.com/shop/prod...roducts_id=585
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What I would do- kurvygurl.com will sell you just the seal/o-ring. https://www.kurveygirl.com/shop/prod...roducts_id=585
Ah. I didn't know that. I had no idea where to find one.

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If the grommet is still flexible coat with tire mounting lube or soapy water and reuse.

Or, $10.55 for 2 new complete valves, search for B01LW69XFK at Amazon.

Auto parts stores and tire shops have “TPMS rebuild kits” with new grommets. Shops usually insist on replacing the seals and/or valve stem of TPMS with new tires. The risk is the parts they have may not be exact fit for your valves. As I said before, if the original are still flexible I think the lowest risk would be reuse.

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If the grommet is still flexible coat with tire mounting lube or soapy water and reuse.

Or, $10.55 for 2 new complete valves, search for B01LW69XFK at Amazon.

Auto parts stores and tire shops have “TPMS rebuild kits” with new grommets. Shops usually insist on replacing the seals and/or valve stem of TPMS with new tires. The risk is the parts they have may not be exact fit for your valves. As I said before, if the original are still flexible I think the lowest risk would be reuse.
Huh. That's a lot less cost than the 83 degree stems I've got. I wonder what the difference is -- besides the $15 I mean

Thanks for the response, but I've already ordered the gasket that Russ found for me at Kurvy Girl.

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Huh. That's a lot less cost than the 83 degree stems I've got. I wonder what the difference is -- besides the $15 I mean
They used to be $7.99/pair until a few weeks ago. Have put 6 or more on motorcycles without problem. Tried another brands and model a year or two ago from Amazon that was a P.O.S. The valve seat was cut extra deep putting the valve pin out of reach.

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They used to be $7.99/pair until a few weeks ago. Have put 6 or more on motorcycles without problem. Tried another brands and model a year or two ago from Amazon that was a P.O.S. The valve seat was cut extra deep putting the valve pin out of reach.
I've installed 3 sets of the ones I have, but I've always wondered why they're so expensive. I've made a note of these in case I ever need more.

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I have re-used the gasket without issues... coat with tire lube e.g., Ruglyde, etc. Clean the area well and install. As long as they are not hardened and will compress some, should seal. But, they are cheap enough to get new ones too.

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