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vave stem cap

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Post by hplhd » Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:03 am

dia. and thread size please. i am no good at looking and judging and my thread gauges don't fit in da leetle hole.



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Re: vave stem cap

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Post by Cotten » Mon Aug 05, 2013 5:56 pm

Hplhd!

If you are drilling out dice or plastic skulls for Schrader valve caps,
then 5/16"-32 will work, just like zirques.

Technically, there should be a rubber seal inside.

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Re: vave stem cap

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Post by hplhd » Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:37 pm

thats funny you asked about the dice cotten. a friend said he wanted a set of "special" caps. i had 2 brass inserts and that got me wondering what the inside dia. and threads were. thanks.
i hope he dosn't want to use door knobs next instaed of dice. :shock:

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Re: vave stem cap

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Post by Cotten » Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:20 pm

Hplhd!

You may have to counter-balance.

Doorknobs that are really appealing can be too heavy for even a shift knob. One associate with a traditional "jockey shift" found that a meaty one would cause his transmission to pop out of gear on bumps.

Doesn't everybody collect Schrader valve caps and shift knobs?

I still have empty spaces in both of my collections, but I need two van tires badly, and I am about to check out the seedy little autoservice on the far end of town, if I ever catch him open.
Unfortunately, it is hard to tell where his dumpster ends and his empire starts.

I haven't found any that are battery-powered LEDs yet.

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Re: vave stem cap

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Post by john HD » Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:30 am

i'm pretty fond of the little red crowns standard oil used to give away on my pan!

one of my better scores at davenport. :D

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Re: vave stem cap

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Post by RUBONE » Wed Aug 07, 2013 1:04 am

H-D had their own accessory caps in various colors...

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Re: vave stem cap

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Post by john HD » Wed Aug 07, 2013 1:21 am

hexycaps?

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Re: vave stem cap

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Post by Cotten » Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:33 am

john HD wrote:hexycaps?
john
Please let me know how many different designs to anticipate of these, Folks,
as my display case is already getting too small!

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Re: vave stem cap

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Post by Hog54 » Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:47 am

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And they do make led caps.:)

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Re: vave stem cap

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Post by Cotten » Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:37 pm

Thanks Hog54!

Now I know what "anti-theft" valve caps look like.

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Re: vave stem cap

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Post by old.wrench » Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:10 pm

Please use common sense if you decide to "roll your own" valve caps. I'm a little ashamed to admit this, but I'll take one for the team. When I was much younger and much dumber (certainly not Einstein material!!), I made some caps out of some rather large caliber bullets. We thought they looked pretty cool, but didn't give much thought to how a rubber valve stem would react to the weight and the centrifugal force the homemade caps would exert. Riding home that night on I-80 at high speed, first the rear stem tore, and then about 5 seconds later the front stem tore loose. It was the equivalent of a double blow-out, and it took every thing I had (plus some very good luck) just to hang on and not shit my drawers. I still have the rear bullet/cap in my tool box as a reminder; it was hanging on by a shred of the rubber valve stem, the front stem separated completely, probably from the added lateral force of the front wheel rapidly twitching from left to right and back again. Ever since then I've just used the little black plastic caps :D .

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Re: vave stem cap

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Post by Cotten » Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:46 pm

old.wrench!

So dice are dicey?

(Sorry Folks, I couldn't stop myself.)

I only care for the Historical, but I just can't wait for illuminated pressure-read, sound-alarm, "theft-resistant", downloadable-data-history valves show up on my dumpster route.

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Re: vave stem cap

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Post by old.wrench » Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:58 pm

Cotten, I think the dice would be OK, unless they were "loaded" :roll:

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Re: vave stem cap

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Post by Cotten » Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:25 am

old.wrench wrote:Cotten, I think the dice would be OK, unless they were "loaded" :roll:
old.wrench!

I thought that only applied to "the loose nut on the handlebars."

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Re: vave stem cap

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Post by katto » Fri Aug 09, 2013 5:40 pm

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