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Old 20-03-2008
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tyre changing

i have just changed the tyres over on the ktm and i used a valve stem pull through for the first time and i would recomend them to any one especialy if you are running the ultra hd tubes.
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Make you own by pulling the guts out of an old shrade valve insert and threading a wire through.
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Another thing that helps is to round the valve hole in the rim out to and oval shape with a round file.

This way you'll never have any probs finding the hole (yes I did really say that) and when the tyre and tube move on the rim you'll never snap off the valve stem.

This then increases the amount of goo that can work it's way into between the rim, tyre & tube but you can fix that easy as well... just put a bit of old tube rubber with a small hole in it (yep - make use of that puncture) over the valve stem before you put it in and it will seal up nice and tight on the rim when you pump it up.
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put the tube in the tire first, then put the valve through the hole in the rim first before you put the rest of the tyre on. that way you don't need any valve tool to get it done.
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put the tube in the tire first, then put the valve through the hole in the rim first before you put the rest of the tire on. that way you don't need any valve tool to get it done.
this is the method i use.....quicker than fiddling around with fitting the pull through then removing it !
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put the tube in the tire first, then put the valve through the hole in the rim first before you put the rest of the tire on. that way you don't need any valve tool to get it done.
+1 in the bush, Lyndon Heffernan tiped me off on this one
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yep tube in tyre first for sure. No valve tool required
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