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Old 05-10-2018, 10:57 AM   #1
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Default TPMS & all-metal tire valves


I got a TPMS with those small external sensors that screw on to your tire valve (similar to Garmin). From what I have read online they should only be used with all-metal straight tire valves and since I need new tires anyway I thought I get some stainless steel ones to be fitted together with new tires.

I believe the rims of our Katanas are aluminium and in the moment I have aluminium angled valves fitted that have been fine for the last 8 years. But angled valves from what I have read should not be used with TPMS sensors and all the all-metal ones seem to be steel and are almost the same.

My question is can steel valves be used with aluminium rims? I have asked at my local dealer but they did not know and they asked their tire dealer who has never fitted any either before and is very suspicious of them. They just want to fit the standard valves for tubeless tires.

What is anyones experience with all-metal valves and has anyone else fitted a similar TPMS to their bike?
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Old 05-10-2018, 04:24 PM   #2
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They are insulated with a rubber seal. You can use them. P.S. most wheels these days are aluminum, car or bike.
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