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post #11 of 29 (permalink) Old 12-17-2016, 05:32 PM
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I ordered a FOBO Bike from Amazon in silver.
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Aside from a complete removal and reinstallation, can that rear valve stem be rotated to point to the right ... i.e., "uphill when parked on the side-stand?

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If you use aluminium valves, yes you can mount front and rear valves pointing to the right hand side BUT, the rear one has to be angled to prevent it hitting the calliper. The space between the disc and the rim is limited for access to the valve cap so if you have fat fingers it may not work for you. Mine have been mounted this way for number of years.
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I strongly urge you to get the "T" valves when you get the FOBO system. You will not only save on shipping, but you will have the "T" valves when you change tires. Once you add air, then let some out, then add more, you will want the "T" valve! Don't do like I did and forget the spare wheel in the garage!

As to which system: To my limited knowledge, there is only one system for m/c. There may be a trike option. If you pull a trailer, you could simply order 2 systems. (By now, they may offer that as an option.) When you set the trailer up on your phone, you would select a different m/c than one you own, or might own. You would have to keep it straight if the right side was "front" or "back" tire, though.

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I noticed that the t-valve can be installed in a 11.3 mm or 8.3 mm hole with appropriate parts. I have not installed it yet. Which size hole do the goldwing wheels have?


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I have mine on an '08. I don't remember which hole Was used, but they installed with no problem.

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I have but never installed the "T" valve stems for my FOBO Bike sensors. I already had metal stems, a 45 degree in front and short-straight on rear. With the FOBO sensors on the wheels I stopped loosing air by checking and adjusting all the time. Now I can typically go a month or two, maybe more without needing to touch anything - other than my phone - to monitor tire pressures.

On Sunday, the 11th I ordered a set as a Xmas gift direct from the manufacturer in Maylasia (T-stems included). On Tuesday, the 13th I got a shipping notice that listed 4 shippers, Maylasia, India, England and U.S. Oh well, my son will settle for a card under the tree telling him what's coming, right? Go the heck, Fedex was at my door with that package just 2 days later, Thursday, the 15th! Impressive.

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checking air pressure

Unless I'm missing something, wouldn't it be easier to check on the centerstand?

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The 1500 goldwing is to the right, but that means nothing here I think. But other than using the short straight stem, an angled stem could be turned inline with the wheel allowing access from either side. Even the 'T' valve could be mounted that way. I first saw this on some custom bikes and trikes at wingding once. Never thought of doing it myself. I just centerstand it.
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On the FOBO.....

Some of the car sets include a monitoring unit that works independently of your smartphone. And different sets have different max psi (bike, car, commercial, etc.). However, if you thread those needles, and the black vs. silver color options, it simply becomes a matter of how many sensors do you get for what price. I'm pretty sure they don't care if they came in a car, trike, or bike set. When you install the sensors, you tell them what they're on and where they are, and you can mix and match them as you see fit.

Metal valve stems are required. The T valves are a great "fix" for that if you don't have metal stems already. They are handy even if you do; you can wait to install them until next tire change. What they gain you is not having to remove the sensor to air up. The sensor comes with a little locknut to keep it secure, and it's a small bother to get through to air up. Others say don't bother with the locknut and then the T-valve is less benefit; I never thought of that up front, just put my locknut on like a good little boy. I have not heard of one flying off, but figure my ~$40-$50 sensor rates the help sticking around.

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I thought the locknut on the FOBO sensor was for security only, just to make them a bit harder to steal.

Stealing them would be a useless act - and, dangerous to the health and well being of the dude I catch on the ground next to my bike!

The app on my phone reported the sensor serial numbers to a registry on the Internet and locked them to use only with my phone. They can only be registered on another FOBO app if I "release" them on my phone first.

Without using the locknut (not needed IMHO), adding air is just as simple as removing a standard valve stem cap.

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