valve stem trouble

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by datchew, Oct 15, 2005.

  1. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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    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.

    [​IMG]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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  2. westnash

    westnash Long timer

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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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  3. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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  4. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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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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  5. Ron Seida

    Ron Seida Adventman

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    You can use a c-clamp to break one side. Have fun!:D
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  6. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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    c-clamp huh. damn good idea. should have thought to try that.
    will let you know how it turns out.

    thanks.
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