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Wheels, hubs and tires
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- Posts: 100
- Joined: Sat Apr 12, 2003 10:13 pm
- Bikes: 01 FLHPI
- Location: SW Florida
Either is OK, the thing that can screw you up is if you are running the original drop center laced wheels, make sure you have the correct fit of the valve stem through the hole in rim. There are "value-priced" tubes out there with smaller diameter valvestems. (for imports?) Cheng-Shin or whatever. Check that you have a correct fit before you assemble the rim and tire. We all know the problems which can be caused by the tube slipping, wearing the valve stem or possibly even giving you a hernia like protrusion of a small bit of tube through the rim. Rapid loss of tire pressure, especially at speed is not fun. Quality rim flaps, tubes and tires is cheap insurance.
- Posts: 1084
- Joined: Wed Apr 21, 2004 8:57 pm
- Bikes: 50 EL custom
76 FLH All Original
- Location: Maryland
Ok, it sounds to me like my tires need to come back off now. What's the deal with the steel stems? I have original rims on my 59. When I installed the brand spankin new HD tubes that they say are for my rims, the stem was smaller than the hole. I couldn't figure out what to do with the one cupped washer and nuts they gave me. After looking (and a few Natural lights), I decided it was cupped to keep it centered in the hole. I put the dome side down on the outside of the rim, and snugged up the nut to hold it positioned used the second nut to lock the first nut in place. Am I driving a launch pad for a solo flight?