Scout tyre valves

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  1. Alpal

    Alpal Gold Member
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    Hi @Bobby Jesus ,......can I ask a favour?, I'm sure if we solve this a lot of Scout owners will thank you from the bottom of their hearts.

    Scout tyre (tire) valves are the straight variety and a total pain to me anyway. especially on the back wheel.

    The part number for the Scout valve is 1521312

    The part number for all the big sister bikes is 1522151 AND IT"S A RIGHT ANGLED VALVE!,.....which is what I am chasing. What I need to know is if the threaded end where the valve is held in the rim is the same length on both valves. If yes then I'm wrapped as I will be needing a new rear tyre very soon.

    So, what I'm asking is does your parts department have both those valves in stock so we can get a measure?
    I am hoping they do and am looking forward to your answer.
    Thanking you in advance Buddy,
    Regards,
    Alpal
     
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    My BMW motorcycle comes with an angle attachment in the tool kit that you put on the straight valve when checking tires. There are a bunch of them available on the internet!
    Best of both worlds.
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    Hi Ronnie my old Buddy!,......yeah, with you on that,....I've seen them but would prefer to have the right angled one screwed only into the rim,.....you know me,....pedantic Alpal,..:cool:
     
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    There must be a reason other than the expense for using straight valves than the more expensive angled valves.
    To be more sturdy so that they don't flex and break easier they would need to be of a stronger than the rubber ones you usually see on trucks and such.

    Maybe ones made of metal so they would not flex from constant centrifugal forces and break on bikes that normally have straight ones.

    Metal angle valves would weigh more and possibly throw the balance off (?)...

    I'm going to go with the bean counters being the reason they don't have angle valves on the bikes!
    They should have come that way.

    Somehting that cost about 25 cents more each could add up to millions of dollars in savings over the years?

    Perfect example.. One of the airlines used to put 3 olives on their salads on the in-air meals and the bean counters found out that using only 2 olives on the salad would save the airline about 3 million dollars a year in cost.

    It adds up!
    Now they are going to save a bunch of money when you buy the new angled valve stems for your bike instead of them!
     
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    All true Ronnie,......the straight valves are about $8 US whereas the big sister right angled valves are $14.50 US. The annoying thing is I had right angled valves fitted to my first Scout but the mechanic that did that has since left the dealer so no one knows where he got the right angled valves from,.....Bummer!,....Hence my research to re-discover which ones he used. I thought they were Triumph ones but maybe not.
    Alpal
     
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    @Alpal , when you find out you had better order a dozen. nudge,nudge,wink,wink
     
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    I have a right angle extension easy enough to use
     
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    Allyn, they don't have to be motorcycle specific to fit the bike, any auto parts store should have more of them in stock than you could use in a lifetime!
     
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    Yeah I know Ronnie ,.......I just need to verify the thread length is good into the rim. the last thing I want is for the retaining nut to strip because it had too few threads to hold on to.
    Alpal
     
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    No worries Bud,....I'll add a couple to your other parts here, a Scout clutch cable and,......what was the other thing you wanted that I had?,.......
    Alpal
     
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    forget the cable. I would take those reduced reach bars. You interested in my V&H pipes. You would have to get the heat shields chromed cause they are black, broom broom.
     
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    Hey Bud thanks but I love my @JayFL459 Special Stage 1 mufflers TOO much!
     
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    No probs. I thought to offer them to you first.
     

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