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Old 04-30-2015, 05:56 PM   #1
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Valve stem fishing tool

I need one of those valve stem fishing tools where you can attach it to the valve stem on a tube and use the attached wire to pull the stem back through the wheel when changing tubed tires. I bought a Milton unit, but the part that attaches to the valve stem was too large to be pulled through the hole in the motorcycle rim.

I don't need this tool often, but often enough to want it in my tool box.

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Old 04-30-2015, 06:04 PM   #2
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You want one that theads on the inside of the valve stem.
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Old 04-30-2015, 06:15 PM   #3
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You want one that theads on the inside of the valve stem.
Yep...can't find one. Got any clues for me?
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Old 04-30-2015, 06:26 PM   #4
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Cycle gear has them
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Old 04-30-2015, 06:31 PM   #5
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Cycle gear has them
Thanks. I found them there. Shipping is strong ($7 shipping on a $7 tool) but at least I know where to get one.
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Old 04-30-2015, 06:38 PM   #6
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Check your local Honda,Suzi,KTM etc. cycle shop.
Very common item sold at Jap cycle shops cuz the vast majority of their bikes use tubes.
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Old 04-30-2015, 06:40 PM   #7
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Check your local Honda,Suzi,KTM etc. cycle shop.
Very common item sold at Jap cycle shops cuz the vast majority of their bikes use tubes.
It's funny how I've become trained to not even consider local dealers....I just go straight to online vendors.

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Old 04-30-2015, 06:47 PM   #8
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Here ya go

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tire-Valve-S...6a9df7&vxp=mtr
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Thanks. You're more persistent than I was. I stopped when I saw the return for my query on ebay had thousands of options!

Ordered!!!!
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Old 04-30-2015, 07:28 PM   #10
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I have one but it is hard to get it threaded on far enough to pull the stem through. I have since found out it is easier to just put the valve stem through the wheel and lay the tube on top of the wheel and put the tire on .
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Old 04-30-2015, 07:30 PM   #11
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I have one but it is hard to get it threaded on far enough to pull the stem through. I have since found out it is easier to just put the valve stem through the wheel and lay the tube on top of the wheel and put the tire on .
That's what I've been doing, but I had some tubes with 90 degree stems that seemed like they'd be easier to install with this tool.

For $5 I'll try it. Might end up doing it back the way you mentioned.

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Old 04-30-2015, 08:40 PM   #12
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Almost rage quit last time I had to change a tube without one of these, such a PITA to get the stem through it's hole. A tool like these makes it way easier. I'm just worried about the twisted steel wire breaking after a while :\
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Old 05-01-2015, 04:37 AM   #13
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I'm just worried about the twisted steel wire breaking after a while :\
Why worry, for the $5 including shipping price, I would keep a few around.

I have one of those tools but I don't use it anymore, the first step when mounting a tire is to put the valve through the rim.
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Old 05-01-2015, 04:43 AM   #14
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Use an old valve stem and some string or fishing line and make one.
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Old 05-01-2015, 11:12 PM   #15
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I used an old throttle cable that I hard soldered to a core. Double up the end into a loop and crimp it together with a butt connector to make the handle.
Make it as long as you want.
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