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Replacing Valve Stems


flashlight
01-13-2011, 05:52 PM
Has anyone ever replaced the valve stems? If so how long did it take and what was your chosen method to remove the tire to be able to get at the stem?

Scrapper
01-13-2011, 06:33 PM
Has anyone ever replaced the valve stems? If so how long did it take and what was your chosen method to remove the tire to be able to get at the stem?

if you just want to change stems i take a knife and you can just break front bead of tire and push it down an i take a knife on inside of tire cut bottom off but don't let it fall in the tire because when it's spinning down the road it can wear it inside of you tire's.

good luck.....

scrapper...

flashlight
01-13-2011, 06:58 PM
How do you reset the bead so that the tire is able to hold air again?

flashlight
01-14-2011, 02:23 AM
Scrapper~ Thanks for the help. Got the old stem out and the new one back in, in around 15-20 minutes. And I ended up saving about $15. Called around earlier today to find out what is would cost to have it done. Most places quoted me $20. So the parts cost about $2.75 and the remaining was spent on a victory drink for completing the job in the rain.

Scrapper
01-14-2011, 10:58 AM
Scrapper~ Thanks for the help. Got the old stem out and the new one back in, in around 15-20 minutes. And I ended up saving about $15. Called around earlier today to find out what is would cost to have it done. Most places quoted me $20. So the parts cost about $2.75 and the remaining was spent on a victory drink for completing the job in the rain.

good deal so did you get it aired up? if not let me know i gota few tricks.

scrapper....

flashlight
01-14-2011, 03:50 PM
Got it all aired up and got to listen to that pop when the bead seats itself again. It was a little more work because I only had access to a bike pump, but it worked.

For future reference if I'm unable to get it to go right what are your tips and tricks?

91 ragtop
01-15-2011, 09:26 AM
If you have trouble getting the bead to seat you can take a small ratchet strap and wrap it around the circumference of the tire. Then tighten it up a little and add some air. When the bead starts sealing you then release the wratcet strap before you get too much air in it.

Ken....

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