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Old 02-27-2021, 01:16 PM   #1
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Why are the stems so tall? Having trouble servicing without bending them over, which I don't think should be done.
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Old 02-27-2021, 01:34 PM   #2
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Yes, they are tall. I have one 90 degree air nozzle that snaps onto my air hose that fits over the stem without tweaking the stem. Never good to bend the stem while airing up tires.
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Old 02-27-2021, 07:50 PM   #3
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You should not have a problem with the length of original Model A stems other than the Schrader 888's that use a 3" dust cover. What stems are you running?
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Old 02-27-2021, 09:21 PM   #4
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Harbor Freight sells a kit that contains numerous air hose ends. One is perfect for the Model A. About $12 dollars.[
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On a recent road trip, I learned that most air dispensers out on the highway have a long nozzle that is incompatible with metal valve stems.
Will be carrying my 90 degree nozzle on the next trip.....
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Old 02-28-2021, 10:50 AM   #6
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What stems are you running?




What ever stems that came with the tubes -- I was just wondering why do they have to be so tall. At my age, I've trouble bending my back, and now?
I'm looking for 'easy'
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Old 02-28-2021, 12:01 PM   #7
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Why are the stems so tall? Having trouble servicing without bending them over, which I don't think should be done.
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That's a good question that I have asked myself every time I check my tires. Mine are the rubber stems. Are the metal stems shorter.

Which brings up another question; Has anyone ever used a motorcycle tube in a model A tire? Is it even feasible? I see Coker has a tube with a 1" tall stem.
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