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Offline jj welly

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Valve extensions
on: July 26, 2013, 01:25:47 PM
Thought I'd be clever and fit some tyre valve extensions,, not a good idea! After a few rides I kept hearing a scraping noise,, turn out the rear one was striking the rear brake caliper and left a nice little grove in it. Lucky it didn't rip the valve out.

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Re: Valve extensions
Reply #1 on: July 26, 2013, 09:46:18 PM
turn them round?

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Re: Valve extensions
Reply #2 on: July 26, 2013, 11:19:52 PM
Unfortunately they wasn't the angled type i fitted, they were the ones that you can read or inflate  and do away with the dust caps, so were a little tall. Now ordered short angled type and will check before I ride  :138:

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Re: Valve extensions
Reply #3 on: August 11, 2013, 10:06:19 PM
do not use them at all !!!
They are meant only for putting air in. Then take them off!
If left on they can break the tyre valve rubber.

You're best off buying some of the metal type racing valves (which I do with every new bike I get) and have them fitted with your first new tyres.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/90-DEGREE-MOTORCYCLE-MOTORBIKE-RACING-TUBELESS-TYRE-VALVE-HONDA-YAMAHA-11-3MM-/221003909776?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item3374dc0a90

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Re: Valve extensions
Reply #4 on: August 12, 2013, 12:51:00 AM
Yes your right, thanks for that, great idea, that what I'm going to do now, but will have to wait quite a while, think these scorpions are going to last for ever :047:

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Re: Valve extensions
Reply #5 on: August 13, 2013, 07:44:22 PM
*Originally Posted by jj welly [+]
Yes your right, thanks for that, great idea, that what I'm going to do now, but will have to wait quite a while, think these scorpions are going to last for ever :047:
what mileage are you on if you don't mind me asking, ( just out of interest) ??
My original pirelli's came off at 6800 miles
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Re: Valve extensions
Reply #6 on: August 13, 2013, 08:48:20 PM
I'm on 4800 MLS,,, there has been a lot of discussion about these tyres  not being good in the wet, but I'm finding them excelling  in these conditions, well suited to the bike, so will be using them again without doubt. :152:

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Re: Valve extensions
Reply #7 on: August 14, 2013, 06:47:29 PM
Yeah, Agree with you on the scorpions being good in the wet, pretty good on wet grass on the rally fields loaded up with all the camping gear on as well, Never had a problem in the dry either, predictable movement let you know if you was getting near to their limit.
 Just a pity so blooming dear for a new set, Totally begrudge paying £250 + for a pair of tyres :005:

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Re: Valve extensions
Reply #8 on: August 14, 2013, 09:29:50 PM
Wow!!!expensive Len  :005: going to see how long I can make em last now.