Monday, 24 August 2015

FJ Tyre Valve Swap

I recently took my FJ1200 for its annual MOT (UK vehicle inspection test) the bike passed ok but I was advised that the rear tyre valve had a split in it. I fit my own tubeless tyres but don't routinely replace the valve. If this failed on the road there would be no way to do a repair. So I bought some valves and swapped it this evening. I remove the wheel & broke the bead. I could then access the valve inside the wheel. The valve is tight fit and I had to cut it out. I replaced the valve by pulling it through with a valve tool. At a cost of 30 pence each I'll replace the valve at each tyre change in the future.

well spotted by the MOT man
The bike uses car-type TR412 valves


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