Join Date: May 2010
Location: Summit NJ
Motorcycle: Street:2009CBR600RR Track:2007GSXR600
Re: Your favorite inexpensive mod for your bike?
Yeah, once a year is sensible. On a race bike, changing the valve every tire is just ridiculous. I would be changing the rear valve stem every 3-5 track days. Not that its expensive or time consuming.
I have had the same valve stems on my truck for over 3 years, I check them regularly. I know that stems are prone to dry rotting. But I dont agree with changing them every tire change, not even on my truck.
My CBR has about 7000 miles on it, and have changed the rear tire 4 times due to flats, I doubt at 7000 miles my stem are rotted.
BTW, I do have angled stems on my track bike.
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