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Offline CuddyBuddy

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11.3mm Tire Valve Question
on: May 03, 2018, 12:48:54 PM
At the local shop, I had them install a 90 degree tire valve on the rear wheel.  This is to accommodate the tire monitor on my Doran TPMS.  Most of my riding is country roads, so I rarely hit a high speed.  However, the other day I was on the highway, doing 120-130 km/hr.  And I was losing air out of the rear tire.  I pulled over, made sure the Doran monitor was screwed tightly on the tire valve, and filled the tire with air.  Back up to the same speed, and started losing air again.  Put air in, back on the highway, and started losing air a third time.  Rode home on smaller roads, no air loss.

Back in the garage for a couple of days now, and no air pressure loss.  And no nails or anything that I could see in the tire.  However, this morning I pushed the 90 degree metal tire valve a bit to the side, and I could hear air leaking out.  So the issue is the tire valve.

My question to the forum, is what could this mean?  Maybe the shop didn't use an 11.3mm tire valve?  Maybe it's just simply loose?  (There is a nut to tighten it.  If that's the culprit though, and I tighten it, it'll probably come loose again).

The service manager at the shop is a good guy, and he'll respond right away when I contact him.  But I'd like to make some helpful suggestions to him.

TIA!
Paul
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2012 Gold Wing 1800

Offline Floydsz1

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Re: 11.3mm Tire Valve Question
Reply #1 on: May 03, 2018, 01:25:36 PM
11.3 is the correct size, as far as I know, I've got some for mine but not fitted them yet.
Maybe undo the nut and dribble a little thread lock on the exposed threads and re tighten it. The other size is 8.3 as fitted to triumph motorcycles. Maybe he fitted one of these.
Last Edit: May 03, 2018, 01:28:32 PM by Floydsz1

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Last Edit: May 03, 2018, 01:58:40 PM by TYKE
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Offline CuddyBuddy

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Re: 11.3mm Tire Valve Question
Reply #3 on: May 03, 2018, 09:45:36 PM
I'll be back there tomorrow.  They'll right the wrong.
Paul
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Offline CuddyBuddy

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Re: 11.3mm Tire Valve Question
Reply #4 on: May 04, 2018, 11:42:01 PM
All is good.  The dealer replaced the 90 degree metal tire valve with a much more sturdy straight up metal tire valve.  Rode home at 130 kph, didn't lose an ounce of air.
Paul
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Re: 11.3mm Tire Valve Question
Reply #5 on: May 05, 2018, 07:45:57 AM
Good to hear it is sorted  :002:   
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Re: 11.3mm Tire Valve Question
Reply #6 on: July 05, 2020, 10:14:00 AM
Would these fit my Versys 1000 2015? I'm looking for metal valves for when I fit a TPMS system. These are nice and short (33mm)
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TYRE-VALVE-33MM-ENKEI-ALLOY-WHEEL-BOLT-CLAMP-IN-11-3MM-STEEL-STYLE-EVO-IMPREZA-4/153882153793?hash=item23d4175341:g:ZywAAOSwI5FeghLk




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Re: 11.3mm Tire Valve Question
Reply #7 on: July 07, 2020, 12:49:08 PM
They are for a car, I'd get ones designed for motorcycles.

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Re: 11.3mm Tire Valve Question
Reply #8 on: July 07, 2020, 04:32:03 PM
Any recommendations\links? I want them short and metal (so they have the least likelihood of being compromised by TPMS sensors). Cheers

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Re: 11.3mm Tire Valve Question
Reply #9 on: July 07, 2020, 08:02:31 PM
Im not sure why yours were leaking but I suspect the gasket was damaged during installation ...Ive had these on many bikes and never had an issue..

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Silver-Motorcycle-CNC-Aluminum-11-3mm-Tire-Wheel-Stem-Valve-90-Degree-Angled/193151911939?hash=item2cf8c04803:g:YXkAAOSwYmZXNpMH