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So im gonna spring for some nice new angled valve stems and was just gonna buy the 90 deg ones but then i started reading info on how 83 deg ones change the angle which reduces the stress on the stem at ultra high speeds. Is this snake oil hype? What are the odds of failure? I may see 160 but dont plan on riding cross country at 160. Looking at Bridgeport and Moto-D. Guys have been fine with 90 deg for years, right? What say you?
 

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lol I was sure it was just my OCD working away on me!
 

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Yet another reason to get a Gen5! The straight valve stems on my 4th gen suuuuuck!
 

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Love the 90's on my past bikes, never heard of the 83's myself. (0's are great and help a lot with tire pressure adjustments!
 

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I'd get an angle less than 90, as it will be easier to hook gauges and air pumps too. That being said, i have 90's on my gsxs1000 and gen 5. Moto-d makes nice stuff. Just make sure they are metal and not plastic on the nut/ threads that attach to the rim. I have used bike master without issue as well from cycle gear.
 

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The 83deg ones are the best. As mentioned, it makes it easier to air up by making it easier to connect the inflator. I'd rather have 83 deg valve than the 90 deg ones on my gen 5. I'll probably swap them at some point.:wink:
 

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Dang...decisions. Hmmm. Thanks for all the replies! The Moto-D seems to have a nicer finish, not that ive seen either of them in person but they are only offered in 90. Will probably spring for the 83's since it does seem like it'd be easier to get a chuck on there or whatever - makes sense to me anyway. Probly cant go wrong with Bridgeport im sure even though the finish looks like yuk.

@ Blink, ill check out their undersuit stuff.
 

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Man you guys will spend money on anything :lol:

No matter what type of valve stem is on the bike or how hard it was to access even with tire warmers, it has never been such an inconvenience that I thought I needed to fix the problem and I check tire pressures a dozen times per day on each bike...
 

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Man you guys will spend money on anything :lol:

No matter what type of valve stem is on the bike or how hard it was to access even with tire warmers, it has never been such an inconvenience that I thought I needed to fix the problem and I check tire pressures a dozen times per day on each bike...
I will spend money on items that makes things easier for me, crazy huh?!

I will sadly admit I am not a tire pressure checking artist, so the 180 degree stems can be a bit annoying.

I will also happily admit I have wasted money on parts that I thought would make something easier (a lot of which was on my honda grom stunt bike) when in fact it made things harder or no difference at all.

:idea: I guess what I am saying is that somethings people might find helpful you may not, and also the other way around and everything in between. That's the fun part about it all.

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Man you guys will spend money on anything :lol:

No matter what type of valve stem is on the bike or how hard it was to access even with tire warmers, it has never been such an inconvenience that I thought I needed to fix the problem and I check tire pressures a dozen times per day on each bike...
Well..... its no fun jamming my big hands in and out of fresh of the track hot wheels and rotors with the stock stems...... 90's have saved the back of my hands :heyyou:
 

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Well..... its no fun jamming my big hands in and out of fresh of the track hot wheels and rotors with the stock stems...... 90's have saved the back of my hands :heyyou:

That's fair enough. Since you are so into the sport that you want to check your hot pressures fresh of the track I am sure you already have a full aftermarket suspension package on the bike right?
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For the record I am just jealous as I don't have $29 to spend on them. Every extra dime I get goes towards tools or parts for the suspension business...
 

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That's fair enough. Since you are so into the sport that you want to check your hot pressures fresh of the track I am sure you already have a full aftermarket suspension package on the bike right?
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For the record I am just jealous as I don't have $29 to spend on them. Every extra dime I get goes towards tools or parts for the suspension business...
Full suspension on every track bike I have had....... the zx10 is still not in the garage.... pick her up on Monday :thumbsup:
 
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