Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Re: K1600 Tires
Regardless of the tires, what I find striking about that photo of the rear wheel is the fact that, even though BMW has opted to continue to provide a vertical valve stem on the rear wheel, it looks as though this one may actually have enough room between it and the nearest spoke to allow the use of the typical gas station air hose nossle. That's something you cannot do with the K1200GT (and it drives me crazy, even though I do have an elbow adaptor that I can add to the valve stem when I really have to increase tire pressure -- notwithstanding the fact that the pressure loss from the process of both putting it on and then removing it is cause for a lot of frustration).
And why is it that they can fit a horizontal (or right angle) valve stem on the front wheel but not on the rear?
Dave -- 2008 K1200GT Aventurin -- BMWMOA # 40277