Poll: When should we change the tire valves
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Every time the tire is changed?
90.65%
223 90.65%
Every third tire change?
3.66%
9 3.66%
Every two years?
2.44%
6 2.44%
Every five years?
0.81%
2 0.81%
After it has perished?
2.44%
6 2.44%
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Changing tire valves
It is important to understand that when our tires are changed by an installer at a motorcycle shop, most will not change the stem/valve unless YOU tell him/her to change them.
At a guess every third tire change or every 5 years would be a prudent time to change them.
The only stupid questions are the one's that are not asked.

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#1 05-02-2008, 07:01 PM,
IF you dont change ur tires very often then you may change it every time you change the wheel.. in case you change ur tires every month then i would say to change it every 3 tire changes. but since thats not the case :roll:

a couple of weeks ago i had to take my front wheel to change the valve stem and the guys charged me 7 bucks
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#2 05-03-2008, 12:04 AM,
just to be sure i have a new stem installed each time tires are changed Smile
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#3 05-10-2008, 08:49 AM,
Replacing valve stem = cheap

Replacing new tire after unreplaced stem failure causes deflation at freeway speeds = expensive

Pretty simple equation - don't ask me how I know... :roll:

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#4 05-12-2008, 12:30 AM,
When I look at a lot of tires, that people still ride on that I would have changed many miles previously, changing tire valves at each tire change is a moot point.
Keep in mind that your car tire valve is not changed until the tire is and that can be at over 100,000k.
If you dont feel safe unless you change the valve every 10,000 to 18,000k then of course do it.
The only stupid questions are the one's that are not asked.

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#5 05-12-2008, 05:08 AM,
okay, I admit I was only joking when I choose the last option :twisted:
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#6 05-12-2008, 01:46 PM,
speaking of which, my rear has an eml wheel and 145 sr 15 tire... went to top it up and I feel air leaking by the tube-stem.... as those sr145-15's last so long I cannot recall when I kast changed the tube.... so I have placed an order with coker tire and figufed I might as well replace the tire at the same time
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#7 05-21-2008, 01:07 PM,
There wasn't a option for every year so I chose every 3rd tire change. I change mine every year no matter how many sets of tires I go through. Every year may be sooner than needed but they are cheap.
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#8 05-07-2009, 06:43 PM,
I just ordered a new set of Elite 3s from BikeBandit. I wanted to order new valve stems but couldn't figure out the size.
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#9 02-03-2010, 04:49 PM,
Roleketu Wrote:I just ordered a new set of Elite 3s from BikeBandit. I wanted to order new valve stems but couldn't figure out the size.
The hole in the rim is 7/16" and the protruding length is 3/4", available at most any tire shop.
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#10 02-03-2010, 05:55 PM,
Browsing and came across this:

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Having had a valve go on me fortunately it was stopped when I found out how bad it was.

What do forum members think about them..... pro's/cons?
The only stupid questions are the one's that are not asked.

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#11 07-26-2010, 04:15 PM,
I think they look great, they are solid looking and on an angle for easy use and they may last a lot longer than the rubber ones. I am going to get a pair in and try them. Maybe if a bunch of us get together and put in a big enough order we could get a better deal?
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#12 07-26-2010, 07:41 PM,
I doubt it, but they are not a bad price as they are. don't need valves again and sure would be easier putting air into them
The only stupid questions are the one's that are not asked.

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#13 07-26-2010, 08:03 PM,
I like the 82 degree angle they have. I would have tried them in the spring when I put on the new E3's. They're now on my wish list.
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#14 07-26-2010, 09:09 PM,
bluewing Wrote:I think they look great, they are solid looking and on an angle for easy use and they may last a lot longer than the rubber ones. I am going to get a pair in and try them. Maybe if a bunch of us get together and put in a big enough order we could get a better deal?


I'd be into a Group Buy?
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#15 07-27-2010, 05:22 AM,


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