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Metal Tire Valves for 07 GT

I'm replacing tires on my 07 KGT, and need to know the tire valve size.
I'm interested in getting a 90˚ or 45˚ valve for the rear tire.
Any suggestions?
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I did the rear on my '06 withne of those DennisKirk stems. Works pretty well and matches the rim color.

However, the stem diameter is a bit smaller than the BMW's stem so you will need to jury rig some sort of O-rings and washers to mount it. I used some silver RTV silicon to seal it all up too. It's not that big of a deal. Just make sure you allow the silicon to dry overnigt and then inflate and see if you have any leaks with soapy water.

Of course, it you have the BMW tire PSI sensor on the rim you might be screwed as I believe it is part of the stem. Dunno. Mine's an '06 so I got shorted on that part.


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Yes, know what u mean. That rear stem is a PITA to check and adjust. A few tire changes ago tried several 90 degree stems and found that none would work as the bmw stem hole is beveled and an odd size. Tried after market, Ducati, and Honda stems-no go. Of course u can use O-rings and Make it fit -but not safe At Any Speed.

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Yes, know what u mean. That rear stem is a PITA to check and adjust. A few tire changes ago tried several 90 degree stems and found that none would work as the bmw stem hole is beveled and an odd size. Tried after market, Ducati, and Honda stems-no go. Of course u can use O-rings and Make it fit -but not safe At Any Speed.
Mine's been on there for at least a couple of tire changes now and I doubt if it will go anywhere. I added a metal Schrader valve-removal cap just in case of an emergency. Not much weight needed to offset it being there. Looks like I added a larger washer as well back when I did it. Had one on the old RT as well and it went 100,000 miles before I sold it.



Makes it a whole lot easier to inflate the tire.


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