Originally Posted by REO
My Valkyrie came with the angled valve stems as a stock item. Never had a problem with them. Never even heard of anyone having a problem with them either.
in the 30yrs or so I've been into motorcycling the only ones I have seen break off are the ones that mount to a rubber stem.
These are metal all the way through the wheel, and it will get a good testing this week at about 80-85 mph for around 1300 miles.
If your worried about valve stems breaking, the smarter thing would to be either,
1) not ride a bike, cause we had the factory rubber stem
break at about 90mph on the front not long ago.
2) just run a steel straight stem and pray you never have a blowout from somthing else
3) turn the angle forward so the rotation of the wheel would have less impact on the strength of the stem and somthing else could cause a blowout
(insert humoring remark here <g>)
All kidding aside, there is always a reason I test something out on my bike, once I'm satisfied they will work out good, I will change out the striaght steel ones on the wifes bike to these