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    OR; you could spend maybe $2 at a bicycle shop and get a 90 stem adapter and just leave it on all the time. Being made for bicycle tires they are rated for over 100psi. I've had one on our 2014 RT since the first week of owning it. Now a little over 7500 miles later--no problems whatever.
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    How about using this. Minimal loss of air when removing. Screw off types lose more air. Heck, with 24" of extension you could sit in a chair and inflate. Good ol' Amazon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Valkrocket View Post
    How about using this. Minimal loss of air when removing. Screw off types lose more air. Heck, with 24" of extension you could sit in a chair and inflate. Good ol' Amazon.
    https://www.amazon.com/Show-Chrome-A...454698&sr=8-37
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    That's a great idea but you still have to move the bike around until you get the valve stem in the right place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valkrocket View Post
    How about using this. Minimal loss of air when removing. Screw off types lose more air. Heck, with 24" of extension you could sit in a chair and inflate. Good ol' Amazon.
    https://www.amazon.com/Show-Chrome-A...454698&sr=8-37
    A push-on chuck is a lot easier to get on the stem. Those kinds of chucks take a fair amount of finger strength to get secure on the stem.
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    RYOBI makes a nice small compressor with a built in gauge and a clamp on to valve stem. This works perfectly for all tires up to 125#.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikerBob View Post
    Is there any way to install another add on to make getting air in the rear tire easier?
    Next time you have to replace the rear tire, do this, before removing the rear tire
    mark the wheel on the other side of where the current valve is, now 180 degrees
    from that valve drill a new hole for a new valve that is closer to the edge but not where
    the new valve will hit anything now install a new metal valve or rubber valve, Yes you will
    have 2 valves in the wheel it's no big thing and it works very well.Just be sure
    you put it across from the old valve stem so it don't cause any balance problems.

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    When I had car tires mounted on the front, I had them install longer valve stems. The made checking and adding air much easier. I don't know why BRP uses such short stems. Maybe they are two cents cheaper.
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    For those of you using the FOBO TPMS, what did you do to make their sending units fit on the short stems. I fond some short (1/2") extensions but was worried about stress to the rubber valves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnv50 View Post
    For those of you using the FOBO TPMS, what did you do to make their sending units fit on the short stems. I fond some short (1/2") extensions but was worried about stress to the rubber valves.

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    They seem to work fine on 2019 RT. Can't speak to the others but mine are pretty short. I do not use the supplied locks, can't see a need for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnv50 View Post
    For those of you using the FOBO TPMS, what did you do to make their sending units fit on the short stems. I fond some short (1/2") extensions but was worried about stress to the rubber valves.

    thanks johnv
    They work just fine on my 2021 RT base. No issues, whatsoever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnv50 View Post
    For those of you using the FOBO TPMS, what did you do to make their sending units fit on the short stems. I fond some short (1/2") extensions but was worried about stress to the rubber valves.

    thanks johnv
    I think that for some obscure/indecipherable reason, BRP used shorter valve stems on some of the F3's outta the box (2017?? ) and those were a bit tough to fit the FOBO senders onto!

    No biggie tho, when you toss the Kendas & get some proper tires fitted, they'll probably hafta take the valve stem out anyway, so just get the tire fitter to use the next longer length valve stem then - no worries after that!

    That said, the valve stem extensions won't be seriously stressing anything - and if they do cause issues, it'll just highlight that you already had a problem that needed fixing anyway!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MONK View Post
    They work just fine on my 2021 RT base. No issues, whatsoever.
    Work just fine on my 2014 RT also. No issues, whatsoever.

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    I just ordered a pair of these 90 degree stems from Amazon supplier. Anxious to install. It's a huge pain to even check the rear tire pressure!

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    90 degree brass stem was easy to install and makes Pressure Checks and adjustments sooo much easier. Best $$ spent in a while!
    I'll try to post a photo soon.
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    I used a clamp-on chuck for awhile. Getting it on was no problem, but taking it off was. Tended to get caught on the threads and released too much air in the process. Now I use a threaded chuck. I can reach the valve to screw it on for pretty much any wheel position. Losing air when unscrewing has not been an issue. My compressor has a psi setting, so it checks the pressure at the same time, adding air only if needed - two operations are no longer needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redrazor View Post
    90 degree brass stem was easy to install and makes Pressure Checks and adjustments sooo much easier. Best $$ spent in a while!
    I'll try to post a photo soon.
    Here's (2) photos: tire valve 2.jpgtire valve.jpgtire valve.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by redrazor View Post
    Thanks for the photos, redrazor. Unfortunately it’s not that simple for those models with saddlebags. We only have a position between around 4 o’clock and 6 o’clock where we can access the stem. That’s why FOBO is so handy for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by pegasus1300 View Post
    Until you can get your air valve moved or if your somewhere without the right sizes chuck, gonto the Harley store and get a stem extender as used foyr an Ultra. Harley has the same problem and have 6" flexable extention. Costs about $10.00. I keep it on the Spyder with my air gauge.
    Exactly! That was my interim solution and it does help although it isn't perfect. With two RTs to attend to it does make the rear tire atonement exercise somewhat easier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bensonoid View Post
    This is one way to cure the problem like others have said.
    Harborfreight has similar tool, it works for me, While you're there get there high adjustable work stool for about $30, make working on car and motorcycle and Spyder way easier.
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    I use one of these on my air compressor. The gap is the same but a lot easyest to connect and disconnect.

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    Hey Redrazor! You may want to take a look at your belt alignment.........

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