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Your favorite valve stems ?  

I do not care, I trust the garage in my neighborhood
0 (0%)
I like metal valve stems because they look good
1 (16.7%)
I like metal valve stems - Branded ENKEI  Japan or similar
1 (16.7%)
I like rubber valve stems
0 (0%)
What is valve stems ?
4 (66.7%)

Total Members Voted: 6

Voting closed: September 07, 2011, 08:54:17 am

Author Topic: ENKEI valve stems VS Rubber common stuff ( Car-moto)  (Read 4149 times)

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Offline Kiriakos-GR

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ENKEI valve stems VS Rubber common stuff ( Car-moto)
« on: July 09, 2011, 08:54:17 am »
Long time ago I had replace the tires of my motorcycle with new.
The technician in the garage who installed the new tires in my aluminum rims,
he also replaced the valve stems.

Soon enough I realized that he did the mistake to add a new rubber valve stem  at the front wheel ,
and a used one in the back wheel.

The one in the back wheel had signs that it would had an sort life,
even if I did complained about it, I got the classic answer, no worries it will last for long.
This was before two years time.
Even so I did search and buy from ebay ( USA) the best ones out there,
as long lasting high quality 3/4 inch short valve from Enkei ( 4$ its one) .
And I had them in storage for about two years.

Today I tried to inflate the real wheel and as soon I touched the rubber valve it broke off !!
and stayed in my hands.

I was ready to get mad, but them I said .. Thanks God that it did not happen else-ware than in front of my shop,
so to have more troubles , or even an accident in the street.

I just removed  both wheels, and I have the new valves in my hands too,
all that I need to do is to wait few hours until the shops to open,
so to have them installed,  I can no do it by my self, those tubeless tires are impossible, to come off by hand.

If you have any stories to share about  those aluminum or rubber valve stems,
be my guest.     

« Last Edit: July 09, 2011, 08:56:58 am by Kiriakos-GR »
 

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Re: ENKEI valve stems VS Rubber common stuff ( Car-moto)
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2011, 02:16:02 am »
ENKEI valve stems on ...
No more cheap rubber stuff !! and stupid accidents with valves.  ;)


 

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Re: ENKEI valve stems VS Rubber common stuff ( Car-moto)
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2011, 02:31:05 am »
Never had problems like these with my bike (also Honda, model CBR1100XX). A set of valves was used for 3 years, did not had any problems, replaced them along with the used tyres, as the service guy told me this is "best practice" and did not charge anything more.
Anyway, can't vote something on your list, because every one owned, car or byke, did their job as they were supposed.
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Re: ENKEI valve stems VS Rubber common stuff ( Car-moto)
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2011, 04:35:04 am »
Well as long you own a motorcycle I wish you to never see this picture ever ...

The motorcycles does not have a spare wheel.  :)

 

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Re: ENKEI valve stems VS Rubber common stuff ( Car-moto)
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2011, 05:16:28 am »
The spare wheel of motorcycles are cars with a motorcycle trailer :)
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