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I have just ordered a pair of KINEO spoked wheels for my R9T - spoked, but on solid alloy rims to be really, truly tubeless.

I'd appreciate any info/ advice if there are any valve stems that are angled so as to make inflation easier than with conventional stems AND that can be left permanently fitted to the wheel - it's a nightmare at times trying to get air-pump/ inflater ends onto the rigid stems on most m/cycle wheels!

I do have some nice gloss black alloy stems that might suit @ 13g weight each - any views on these for a permanent install?

I'll appreciate your advice.

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any views on these for a permanent install?
If they fit and they seal, then why not.

My SRX6 wheels don’t have angled stems - I just added a bend to stem of the inflator attachment on my compressor air hose, but I suspect most garages wouldn’t be happy with you doing that.
 

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It's been a couple of years, but I have some angled stems that I ended up not installing on my 2014 R9T OEM wheels because they just didn't look like they were going to seal. But as Pz says, if you've got some that will fit and seal you'll be able to quit playing the game of how the hell do I check the pressure in that front tire let alone put air into it?
 

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it's a nightmare at times trying to get air-pump/ inflater ends onto the rigid stems on most m/cycle wheels!
After dealing with that issue for years with my previous bike — one with huge front rotors that made it almost impossible to contort my hand and airhose to fit — the way BMW has it set up on my R1250R (projecting out straight from the alloy wheel spoke) is nothing short of heaven.
 

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After dealing with that issue for years with my previous bike — one with huge front rotors that made it almost impossible to contort my hand and airhose to fit — the way BMW has it set up on my R1250R (projecting out straight from the alloy wheel spoke) is nothing short of heaven.

I first came across this genius bit of thinking with my (very) late F800 GT - Dog knows why Motorrad hasn't adopted it on all its bikes.
 

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I purchased a pair of these. I keep one on the bike and one in the garage. I think you can find something like them an most auto parts stores. I just happened to be in a Harley store and saw them.

 

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I purchased a pair of these. I keep one on the bike and one in the garage. I think you can find something like them an most auto parts stores. I just happened to be in a Harley store and saw them.

Thanks very much, P in the C - exactly what one needs! But unhappily for me the vendor does not ship to us here in Oz!! Bummer. I'll look elsewhere.

LATER EDIT - found one on e-Bay - $21 post-free, from a semi-local address, so no waiting for overseas shipping. 100mm (8") in length with a clip-on connector at one end. Should be a blessing! Thanks again.


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Just be a little careful that you don't have ridges inside the wheel which may prevent a perfect seal.

A tiny adjustment with a dremel fixed the issue.

Make sure that the items you use are good quality - the first versions I bought were garbage.

This is going back to a previous bike so the comment about the internal ridge may not apply.
 

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Thank you, Jack. The stems are installed when the wheels are being made by KINEO, so should be 100% in this regard.
 

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when i got my cheaper Alpina tubeless wire wheels a simple e-mail + they installed right angle stems. got a set for the Vic, right size but the ridge prevented tightening the nut, so they are laying around!!
 

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Thanks very much, P in the C - exactly what one needs! But unhappily for me the vendor does not ship to us here in Oz!! Bummer. I'll look elsewhere.

LATER EDIT - found one on e-Bay - $21 post-free, from a semi-local address, so no waiting for overseas shipping. 100mm (8") in length with a clip-on connector at one end. Should be a blessing! Thanks again.
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It's BMW's part # 71 11 1 239 258, included in tire repair kits since the R80GS. For many years, I've just carried one with me, rather than leaving it installed on the wheel. The MAX parts fiche lists it as 0.04 lb (18 grams) with a price of US$15.50.
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It's BMW's part # 71 11 1 239 258, included in tire repair kits since the R80GS. For many years, I've just carried one with me, rather than leaving it installed on the wheel. The MAX parts fiche lists it as 0.04 lb (18 grams) with a price of US$15.50.
... Dave
NEVER ride with this type of valve extension fitted, it can and probably will damage the valve body leading to a rapid deflation.
 
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