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Like to hear from others about experience of do's & dont's about new valve stems for tires. Speaking of the GL1800, any real reason to stay with the OEM 90 degree angled ones? What about straights? What about other aftermarket either in angle or straight or all metals ones? Thanks in advance for your input and comments!
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Go with all metal ones, the OEM rubber ones can/do fail

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I second the vote for all metal. Stay with the 90 degree ones. It makes checking the tire pressure a LOT easier.

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If you don't have a TPMS set up, when you order the FOBO ones, get their "T" valves. Allow you to add air w/o removing the sensor. If you are not interested in a tire pressure monitoring system, then get the metal valve stems. The 90 degree ones will making adding or checking air easier.
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+1 for the all metal 90 degree then you don't have to change them when getting new tires and you don't have worry about losing that plastic thingy.

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+2 for the metal 90.
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Like to hear from others about experience of do's & dont's about new valve stems for tires. Speaking of the GL1800, any real reason to stay with the OEM 90 degree angled ones? What about straights? What about other aftermarket either in angle or straight or all metals ones? Thanks in advance for your input and comments!
I have had a straight metal valve stem, shorty. Loved it. Can check it from either side. I have also used a stubby rubber stem like you put in a rim for a car. Works great also. If you don't have any kind of TPMS I would strongly recommend either one of these straight stems. I'd have one if not for the stock TPMS.



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+1 for the all metal 90 degree then you don't have to change them when getting new tires and you don't have worry about losing that plastic thingy.
While on the subject of valve stems...what ARE those "plastic thingys", anyway? Mine don't seem to actually attach to anything. They just pop back off.

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Like to hear from others about experience of do's & dont's about new valve stems for tires. Speaking of the GL1800, any real reason to stay with the OEM 90 degree angled ones? What about straights? What about other aftermarket either in angle or straight or all metals ones? Thanks in advance for your input and comments!
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I've ran their shorty straights, and their 83 degree. I found I like the 83 the best, just due to my gauges and air chucks. Usually you can make them work no matter the angle of the gauge and/or chuck.

The shorties are very nice if you have 90 degree air chucks and gauges. Easy to get to from both sides. They suck if your gauge and/or chuck is not at a right angle, a lot of them are at a 45 or a 30 degree.

The 09's and up are TPMS bikes from Honda and have reliable valve stems. The non TPMS ones like to crack at the rubber near the wheel. Loosing the cheesy plastic support clip that clips the stem to the on the wheel, is a no no. Also they don't like when adding a cap style aftermarket TPMS to them. I haven't played around with the non TPMS Honda stems since like 2009..... so they may of changed them by now.

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While on the subject of valve stems...what ARE those "plastic thingys", anyway? Mine don't seem to actually attach to anything. They just pop back off.
They keep the valve stem from trying to straighten out from centrifical force and stressing the seal on the rubber part of the stem. They are supposed to attach to a metal piece on the rim and go around the metal part of the stem. The all metal stems are strong enough to with stand the force.

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