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    90 degree valve adaptors - OK to ride fitted?

    The spoked wheels on my GSA make it extremely difficult to get my air pump to connect to the valves to inflate tyres etc. Have seen the 90 degree adaptors on ebay for a couple of quid eg: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2x-CAR-MO...cAAOSwKOJYIG3~ my question is: is it OK to leave these fitted and ride? Does anyone ride with these fitted regularly? It seems a real faff to take them off all the time

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    My experience is they are not air tight so no, I wouldn't leave them fitted.

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    Ah yes, I had been thinking about it from the 'might cause vibrations' side rather than the 'will leak air' part... good point, cheers.

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    Image the extra centrifugal force placed upon your valve body, now think what'd happen if it got ripped out at 80mph, instant deflation and then total evacuation, me thinks !

    At least taking the extra 30 seconds per wheel, to fit extention, will mean you're alive.

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    Had them on my Harley once, until I got a flat rear wheel, when I went into the tyre repair shop, the guys showed me it was the angled valve adapter that had caused the tube to fail, since then used a hose like the one in the link below.

    https://shop.frasermotorcycles.com.a...nsion-42300009

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    90 degree valves

    You can get 90 degree valves. Obviously you would need to fit these at the next tyre change. They have worked fine for me so far with no loss of pressure or whistling noise.

    They do make it much easier to check pressures

    Usual places..Wunderlich, Wudo, Horning.
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    Nippy Normans sell a clip on air line adapter
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    Quote Originally Posted by rovert57 View Post
    Nippy Normans sell a clip on air line adapter
    Have you a link to this item as I cant find it on their website, unless you mean their 90 degree valave adaptors!

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    Just type in tyre inflator scroll down and there it is

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    Quote Originally Posted by rovert57 View Post
    Just type in tyre inflator scroll down and there it is
    founmd it now thanks, "forecourt valave conversion tool"!!

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