Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

Stop valve stem ripping out


Racerex

Ripping your valve stem out is a terrible way to end your ride. Try this next tire change: when tightening the rim lock, (especially on a fresh new tire) make sure to re-tighten it after a bit of riding. The rim lock will "bite" into the tire slightly after a few stops and starts. Tightening about 80-90% followed by re-tightening will increase the "bite", more than one extreme torque job. Rims can be deformed quite badly from over tightening rim locks.

If very low psi/run-flat ability is desired, using two rim locks spaced 180 degrees (opposite each other) on the rim is the best option.

For extreme cases like competition hill climbs and sand drags, some racers will drill six or more holes through the rim flange and screw the tire bead to the flange with sheet metal screws. Usually this is only required with lots of HP and traction. Roost with confidence! :thumbsup:


Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0


User Feedback


There are no comments to display.



Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Reply with:


  • Similar Content

    • By mebgardner
      Ride-On Tire Protection System ("Ride-On TPS") is a line of orange gel-like tire sealants (tyre sealants) and tire balancers containing fibers six times stronger than steel that coat the inner liners of tires. This protective tire sealant coating is formulated to prevent flats caused by punctures, hydrodynamically balance tire/wheel assemblies (with or without wheel weights) for the life of a tire, extend tire (tyre) life by lowering tire (tyre) operating temperatures and helping tires (tyres) maintain their set-point pressures by eliminating porosity air loss. Colored a distinctive, cheerful shade of orange, Ride-On TPS comes in nine tire sealant formulations for use in high-speed, on-road as well as slow-moving, off-road applications. Whether in your motorcycle, car or SUV, over-the-road or off-road use, in brand-new tires (tyres) or retreads, tires (tyres) that are on vehicles or in your ready rack, we have a solution that will work for you or your fleet.
      Here at Ride-On, we are dedicated to providing high tech tire sealant products that are both affordable and extremely useful in avoiding accidents. Ride-On tire sealant requires only a single application for the entire life of the tire, and prevents flats from occurring after punctures from nails, glass or other debris on the road. By working with the centrifugal force and internal pressure of a spinning tire, the tire sealant is able to immediately fill in any holes in the tire and prevent air from escaping, thus allowing the driver to keep driving. The tire sealant itself is composed of a compound that is six times stronger than steel, yet it is safe and free from any chemicals that could harm the o-zone layer. You can call it amazing; you can call it the orange wonder goo, but there's no denying that it works!
    • By mebgardner
      Heavy-duty die cast aluminum body
      Fits 2.5 width rims
      Weighs 4.5 oz
      Molded rubber flap to protect against abrasion of inner tube
      Ribbed alloy contact surface locks tire securely to rim
      Recommended for use on all off-road machines and any application using low tire pressure
      Recommended tightening torque on nut is 14 lb/ft
    • By mebgardner
      Heavy-duty tubes made specifically for off-road and motocross
      European made, these are the sturdiest, highest quality tubes on the market
      3mm thick natural rubber construction helps resist pinch flats
      Imported