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Old 10-15-2005, 07:41 AM   #1
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valve stem trouble

took my rear wheel off and took it to a local honda bike shop.
was originally quoted $20 to replace tire and valve stem.
they ended up charging me 25 and THEN making me pay for this junk-butt valve stem. had to pay it to get my tire back.

anyway, they're absolutely worthless at that shop.
My valve stem is so bloody long that i can't get a pressure gage or pump on it, even the flat 90 degree kind. i'm not happy.

any suggestions on how to fix it? can i buy a different valve stem like the one pictured on the front tire?

see pics below.

http://www.datchew.com/r100/rear.jpg

http://www.datchew.com/r100/front.jpg

and can someone PLEASE tell me how to put pics in the thread?
the little yellow mountain icon doesn't work and neither does this
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Old 10-15-2005, 10:29 AM   #2
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Pretty stupid on their part. You can buy a 45 degree extension that will screw on over this. Some are designed to be left on and others not designed to be left on but would allow you to check air pressure.
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Old 10-15-2005, 11:49 AM   #3
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swap it for a rubber one or an oem one

[QUOTE=datchew]took my rear wheel off and took it to a local honda bike shop.
was originally quoted $20 to replace tire and valve stem.
they ended up charging me 25 and THEN making me pay for this junk-butt valve stem. ,,,,,any suggestions on how to fix it? can i buy a different valve stem like the one pictured on the front tire?

see pics below.

http://www.datchew.com/r100/rear.jpg

http://www.datchew.com/r100/front.jpg

QUOTE]

the simplest fix is getting the oem unit and replacing it,,,we routinely drill out the rea valve stem hole to fit the short 1'' rubber valve stems routinely used by most auto and mc manufacturers these days,,,am at home so don't have my drill diameter specs with me,,,,will post if i get to shop today,,,woody
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Old 10-16-2005, 07:24 PM   #4
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well, i picked up the nice little stubby oem valvestem and tried to take off the tire and install it this evening.
Just could not break the bead on that tourance.

If you have any suggestions on how to get it off, please toss them in, or else I may just have to run it by the shop and try to sweet talk them into putting the correct one on the bike since they put the wrong one on.

thanks.
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Old 10-16-2005, 09:43 PM   #5
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You can use a c-clamp to break one side. Have fun!
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Old 10-17-2005, 06:25 AM   #6
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c-clamp huh. damn good idea. should have thought to try that.
will let you know how it turns out.

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