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PostSubject: Left hand valve stem possible?   Sun 23 Sep 2012, 13:55

The rear valve stem is a PITA to use as most of us know... The disc gets in the way of the process. I have seen options on here but how about a left hand valve stem? No disc on the other side so it should make checking loads easier. Is this possible, has anyone tried it?

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PostSubject: Re: Left hand valve stem possible?   Sun 23 Sep 2012, 16:10

Try the Ariete valve stem. Can position to the left or right side of the rim.
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PostSubject: Re: Left hand valve stem possible?   Sun 23 Sep 2012, 16:13

This is where I bought mine for the ST1300 motorcycle. Sold in pairs.
http://kurveygirl.com/shop/product_info.php?products_id=142
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PostSubject: Re: Left hand valve stem possible?   Sun 23 Sep 2012, 16:27

This is where I bought mine(Ariete valve stem) for $18.50. shipping included. The seller gave a discount for BurgmanUSA members.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SILVER-Ariete-Bridgeport-90-83-degree-angled-valve-stem-SET-NEW-IMPORTED-ITALIAN-/270897842056?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3f12c50788&vxp=mtr
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PostSubject: Re: Left hand valve stem possible?   Sun 23 Sep 2012, 17:04

Thanks look like it IS possible! I will wait and order when I get new tires and change them at same time. Makes more sense even if I have to fight it until then!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Left hand valve stem possible?   Sun 23 Sep 2012, 17:18

Gee, I thought valve stems just rotate around in a circle.
So you reposistion it when you change your tire.
spray some silicone lubricant or something.


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PostSubject: Re: Left hand valve stem possible?   Sun 23 Sep 2012, 17:30

There is a small 'lug' cast into the rim to hold the bracket for the long rubber valve stem. I knocked this off to make space for the Ariete valve to point nicely to the right. I think that pointing the valve to the left will make access just as difficult as you will have to get to it beneath the transmission housing.
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PostSubject: Re: Left hand valve stem possible?   Sun 23 Sep 2012, 18:14

bikerboy wrote:
I think that pointing the valve to the left will make access just as difficult as you will have to get to it beneath the transmission housing.
+ 1 when I put the Ariete valve stem on my rear rim I thought the same thing. I left the lug and just rotated the stem a little. It made it easier for me to fill than the OEM stem.
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PostSubject: Re: Left hand valve stem possible?   Sun 23 Sep 2012, 21:06

I found the Ariete valve stem to be a genuine PITA to get an air chuck on. When I had the opportunity I returned to the OEM valve stem. Now when I need to check/add air I pop the little black valve stem support off the lug and bend the valve stem down slightly. Then put the support back in place when I put the valve cap back on.

Works for me
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PostSubject: Re: Left hand valve stem possible?   Sun 23 Sep 2012, 21:38

I saw Roger's link to Ebay for a cheaper price than I'd paid at Kurvygirl.com and went shopping on Ebay and found this even cheaper:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BLUE-Ariete-Bridgeport-90-83-degree-angled-valve-stem-SET-NEW-IMPORTED-ITALIAN-/270897842467?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3f12c50923&vxp=mtr
Just ordered a set of the blue color.
I like the Ariete because it will last for several tire changes IF properly installed.
YMMV.

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PostSubject: Re: Left hand valve stem possible?   Sun 23 Sep 2012, 23:16

ucwinters, yes that is the same seller. He runs specials often, the silver ones always sell first. Hear is the last post he made an offer for a discount.
"Re: Ariete angled stems
by drahonmotorcycle ยป Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:24 pm

Limited time summer clearance on silver sets. $18.50 to your door on eBay. Mention the secret code word: KNEEDRAG and get 5% off!*
*5% off comes via refund through PayPal after you've paid the full amount per set."

Hear is a link to the thread wear he made the offer for a discount for BurgmanUSA members. If you care to read it.
http://burgmanusa.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=56504
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PostSubject: Re: Left hand valve stem possible?   Mon 24 Sep 2012, 05:51

bikerboy wrote:
I think that pointing the valve to the left will make access just as difficult as you will have to get to it beneath the transmission housing.

That is the dilemma I have with the discussion of right hand verses left hand orientation.

Either way there is something to impede accessibility! Surprised
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PostSubject: Re: Left hand valve stem possible?   Mon 24 Sep 2012, 07:30

I've got one of these - I have a standard valve in my rear tyre:

http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/schraeder-type-90-deg-right-angle-valve-extension-prod14915/

I screw it on when I want to pump up the tyre.
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PostSubject: Re: Left hand valve stem possible?   Mon 24 Sep 2012, 08:08

By kneeling down and studying mine it appears that there is quite a bit more room (on mine anyway) on the left side. The tranny does not interfere as much as the brake disc on the other side...
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PostSubject: Re: Left hand valve stem possible?   Mon 24 Sep 2012, 10:10

Cosmic_Jumper wrote:
I found the Ariete valve stem to be a genuine PITA to get an air chuck on. When I had the opportunity I returned to the OEM valve stem.

On the rear wheel I cut the stem support down for better access to the end of the Ariete valve. If you do not want to cut the stem support, then you could face the Ariete to the left side (opposite the stem support) to avoid interference.

I use a tire gauge with a clip on valve ( http://www.bestrestproducts.com/p-44-ez-air-gauge.aspx ) and do not have any problem with the Ariete valve stems (both front and back).
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PostSubject: Re: Left hand valve stem possible?   Mon 24 Sep 2012, 10:30

The OEM valve on 650 Burgman is metal, secured by nut, appears to be short enough to not rub on anything. 90 degree.

Worth looking into----on my own, I don't mind crawling around on the ground checking and adding air.
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