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Old 05-23-2008, 04:00 AM   #1
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Default Very quick question regarding tyre inflation

Hey, does anyone know of an adapter that I can get to make it easier to inflate motorcycle tyres when at a petrol garage? It is very difficult to get to the valves with these pumps as they are designed primarily for car use, so some sort of right-angled adapter would be fantastic. Not sure what I am looking for or where really to get one!
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Old 05-23-2008, 05:09 AM   #2
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You want a right-angle valve stem. They're available at any tire shop, they are not motorcycle specific. However, your tire will have to be partially dismounted; enough to put the stem through the hole on the inside. It should be a quick and cheap job.
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Old 05-23-2008, 06:55 AM   #3
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Hey, does anyone know of an adapter that I can get to make it easier to inflate motorcycle tyres when at a petrol garage? It is very difficult to get to the valves with these pumps as they are designed primarily for car use, so some sort of right-angled adapter would be fantastic. Not sure what I am looking for or where really to get one!
Sorry. My bikes don't have tyres. They don't sell them in the States. No petrol either. We only got good old Amurican gas stations and we ride around on tires.
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Old 05-23-2008, 07:09 AM   #4
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That's right Bah was use TARS in the US of A ! ain't no dam* Y in TARS is there ????


As Ken said, there should be right angle valve stems available in Tyre shops or Petrol stations, you'll just have to take your wheels in and have them installed.
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I've found that solid rubber tyres pirated from a 1915 Hispano Suiza work best. No more worring about tyre pressure.
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Old 05-24-2008, 03:36 AM   #6
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So you cant just get an adapter you can pop onto the valve and then attach a pump to it when you need to inflate the tIres (there, I spelt it the American way =p)
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Old 05-24-2008, 03:43 AM   #7
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Silly me I always use a bicycle pump. It was made for Schrader valves on bicycle tires. I know exactly what pressure I getting etc.... yada yada yada. Frequent checks mean it takes little to keep the pressure correct.

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Old 05-24-2008, 08:43 AM   #8
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So you cant just get an adapter you can pop onto the valve and then attach a pump to it when you need to inflate the tIres (there, I spelt it the American way =p)
I thought you wanted to make it easy. Schlepping around an adaptor, rigging the adaptor at each check, moving it from tire to tire? Get the right angle valve installed and you're all set.
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Old 05-24-2008, 09:12 AM   #9
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What was so "Quick" about this question again?
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Old 05-24-2008, 09:42 PM   #10
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What was so "Quick" about this question again?
There you go again. Ruining everything for the new posters with your smartass answers. When are you going to stop with this nonsense?
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