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Old 05-16-2012, 01:54 PM   #1
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Honda CH250 valve stems

I just scored a great deal on a new scoot, but the front tire is showing some dry rot on the sidewalls. I want to replace it, along with the front valve stem, but am having trouble sourcing the valve stems. Anyone ever been down this road and found an aftermarket replacement or an OEM part? Bike Bandit only shows a PN for the rear stem; is it the same? Could the Helix stems work? I'll eventually be doing the rear too, so any info on that would be great as well.

BTW - I'll be "upgrading" the rear shocks with CB400F units from '74 next week. I'll post the process if anyone is interested...
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Old 05-16-2012, 02:46 PM   #2
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Don't these use tube tires?
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:56 PM   #3
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Don't these use tube tires?
They sure do.

And rear springs from a CB350 will work, as well.
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:34 PM   #4
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Nope, they are tubeless. Whatever you decide, use right angle stems. I bought some on ebay. You can use any regular stem, just be sure it has a right angle so you can put an air chuck on it.
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:20 PM   #5
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120 bucks for 2 tires = safety. Vs riding tires that older then 3 years can equal nice bill for 5 grand plus if it blows out and you end up spending a day in Emergency ward . As the the valve stems any shop should be able to order some. A scooter shop might even have some in stock. Scappy dog .com sells them for 5 bucks a shot.
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Old 05-18-2012, 08:22 AM   #6
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I think you need to buy new tires.
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Old 05-18-2012, 06:00 PM   #7
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I just scored a great deal on a new scoot, but the front tire is showing some dry rot on the sidewalls. I want to replace it, along with the front valve stem, but am having trouble sourcing the valve stems. Anyone ever been down this road and found an aftermarket replacement or an OEM part? Bike Bandit only shows a PN for the rear stem; is it the same? Could the Helix stems work? I'll eventually be doing the rear too, so any info on that would be great as well.

BTW - I'll be "upgrading" the rear shocks with CB400F units from '74 next week. I'll post the process if anyone is interested...


This guy has the angled valve stems you want.

http://ch250dude.com/ch250-parts.html?m

He also has YSS shocks that fit with no modifying needed.
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Old 05-21-2012, 02:43 PM   #8
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This guy has the angled valve stems you want.

http://ch250dude.com/ch250-parts.html?m

He also has YSS shocks that fit with no modifying needed.
Great, I ordered a set! Thanks!!
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Old 05-21-2012, 06:39 PM   #9
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DO Not BUY CHINESE VALVE STEMS! be careful w rt angle stems for cheap, the Chinese ones are known for blowing apart where the rubber and metal meet. I had it happen (in driveway luckily) bad news. I buy them at Honda they are $12each, but your life kinda gets bet on these when you only have two tires.
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:24 AM   #10
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FYI - CH250dude is experiencing some technical difficulties with his website / payment method via PayPal. If you recently made an order with him, you should send him a note via the website and confirm it was received. (May or June 2012)

My order was lost and he's not sure how many others were as well. I was easily able to cancel the transaction and get him the funds via another of his accounts, but he's concerned this same issue may have affected others. He seems like a good dude so be patient!
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I should have updated this earlier, but I forgot. CH250 dude came through on my order and the products are as described.
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