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Offline 9094

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Re: 11.3mm Tire Valve Question
Reply #20 on: August 07, 2020, 08:10:33 PM
I suspect the TPMS may have added too much mass to the tire valve stem and centrifugal force was distorting the valve seal at the rim. One of these like came on my Honda may have helped:

Note item 13 here: https://www.ronayers.com/oemparts/a/hon/506c2aa2f870023420a30e83/rear-wheel


I believe it's meant to keep the valve from flexing outward with centrifugal force. There are also all metal right angle valves.

Edit: The metal right angle valves may have the same issue depending on the type seal they have. 

Spray it with soapy water and press the valve stem outward, see if it leaks?
Last Edit: August 07, 2020, 08:23:42 PM by 9094

Offline BikeRNick

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Re: 11.3mm Tire Valve Question
Reply #21 on: August 08, 2020, 07:24:03 AM
OK, finally got all the bits and needed a new tyre so I could replace the valve so now it's all set up (on the rear at least).
1. short metal tyre valves
2. TPMS system





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Re: 11.3mm Tire Valve Question
Reply #22 on: August 08, 2020, 08:04:30 AM
Neat Job  :028:   

Let us know what you think about the Metzelers
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Offline BikeRNick

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Re: 11.3mm Tire Valve Question
Reply #23 on: August 09, 2020, 07:26:23 AM
Love the Metzler Roadtec 01's. Must be my 5th set by now. Getting 6,000 miles on the rear with pretty hard riding. Not the best longevity but worth it for the confidence they give you, even in the wet.

126 for a rear from Oponeo, so that's 21 per 1,000 miles. I could get a tyre that lasts 7,000 miles and save myself 21 and have a less enjoyable ride - go figure  :039:

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Re: 11.3mm Tire Valve Question
Reply #24 on: August 09, 2020, 08:06:42 AM
Yep,     :89: 

I have fitted these tyres to previous Versys 1000s and I agree that they are superb, especially in the wet, they warm up quickly too    :169:     


Coincidentally a recent report in MCN (I think) rated these tyres as the best of the ones they tested
Last Edit: August 09, 2020, 08:08:14 AM by TYKE
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