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Metal valve stem installed in rear NON TPM wheel

Here a pic of the metal valve stem installed in NON TPM 08 GT rear wheel. Got if from these guys and it fits perfect..http://www.motorcycleanchor.com/
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Pretty much the same valve stem I've used for many years on various bikes. I got mine from Dennis Kirk online, but it did require some mods (washers, sealant) to work on the GT w/o the TPM in it. Good product and it works as stated without a lot of fuss for 90 degree adapters or snaking the air chuck through the rim.

Just used it this AM since dealer never aired the tire up when he had it for a month and it was down to 20#'s or so.


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Mack, are those steel or aluminum.

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Mack, are those steel or aluminum.
Aluminum.

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Mack did you have to use any sealant or anything other than what came with the new valve stem ? Thanks

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Mack did you have to use any sealant or anything other than what came with the new valve stem ? Thanks
Per first post on them, yes, I used a silver-colored RTV sealant to match the rim. Just cleaned it off once installed with a Q-Tip. I also used an O-ring as the thing as it is a bit smaller in diameter than the hole in the BMW rim. I also used a larger washer on the nut on the backside where the nut on the stem is. Hasn't leaked yet.

Sure does make airing them up a lot easier than that straight stem BMW uses. Probably will last longer than the bike.

From what I remember off the old RT board, Wal-Mart has some silver or aluminum spray paint that is a close match for the BMW rim. You could paint the thing if you wanted too. I spray my wheel weights so they look better on the rim than the darker gray.


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Erik,

Thanks for the information, that sure makes it allot easier to check the tire pressure.
Do they sell them only in pairs or can one buy them individual?
The GT needs it only on the rear wheel.

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Unfortunately pairs only
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Eric when you say it fit perfect does that mean you didn't have to use any additional washers or sealants ?

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