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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-27-2014, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
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Short metal valve stems?

I'm close to pulling the trigger on a Zumo 590LM, and noticed that GPSCity has a combo with a pair of the tire pressure monitors.

Since the Garmin units fit onto the valve stem, I need to find some metal valve stems.

Can anyone recommend some good quality metal stems that work well for the FJR? The shortest ones available, preferably...
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I bought a set of 90 degree valve stems from Wicked Racing's ebay store. High quality aluminum ones from Italy, should take 10mm size
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Those look very nice, but... I need straight ones. Or at least, I *want* straight ones for this application.
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I am running these with my Zumo 390 TPMS. No need to ever remove the sensors.

http://www.tpms.ca/T-VALVES-PURCHASE.html
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gee I run dust caps that change colour when the pressure gets below what they are set in my case 40psi I also noticed on the last bike I had the previous owner run nitrogen in the tyres and they held there pressure for quite a few months
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I'm close to pulling the trigger on a Zumo 590LM, and noticed that GPSCity has a combo with a pair of the tire pressure monitors.

Since the Garmin units fit onto the valve stem, I need to find some metal valve stems.

Can anyone recommend some good quality metal stems that work well for the FJR? The shortest ones available, preferably...

looks are really deceiving

the merchandising more important than quality / reliabilty

the tightened metal sometimes has ' fissures '

id try a local ' high end ' tyre shop

that services Porsches / Audis / Mercedes

i prefer the type that has an outer / inner washer
that sandwiches the metal rim

the ' cores ' in many are crap............ vary more so than the stems

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I run stock valve stems. I use a tire pressure gauge to check weekly, and I have a portable air tank to top off when needed.
And I ride like a MF'r.
Oh, and GPS on my smartphone only when lost.


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I use these: PVR-70 with the Garmim TPMS and my Zummo 590LM

Work great.

(1) issue I just had was that the front started a slow leak at the base of the stem. Turns out I loosened it slightly when I would twist the stem back and TPMS unit to be inline with the center of the rim. Twist out to fill air. Twist in to be in line centrifugally when riding. So, I twisted them around and around (righty tighty) until the base was good and tight and now my slow leak is gone.
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