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    Hi folks,

    I need some help. I was in the middle of replacing my rear tire on the f800gt and I somehow lost my damn valve stem core (needle). Can I use any schrader valve stem core or do I have to use the OEM version? I was thinking of just buying this. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...=ATVPDKIKX0DER.

    Would that work?

    Thanks.,

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    I think your bike uses a standard Schrader valve core, but the quick way to check is to head on down to your local auto accessory store and buy a package of around 4 of the things for just a few bucks and see if they fit. That would be a lot faster than buying them from Amazon. If they don't fit then you can save them for use in your car wheels and either buy them from Amazon or from any local motorcycle shop.
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    Agree with Frank, these are standard Schrader valve inserts, and dirt cheap in a multi-pack at your local auto parts or hardware store. We've all done it Ralph. Some small screw, nut or part is fumbled away into the nooks and crannies of the garage. A helpful tip I acquired... I keep an old piece of carpet around, place it under the bike when I am working. When I drop a part, it usually stops where it lands and makes it easier to retrieve.

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    I like to place a big magnet near where I am working so that the parts that I drop will all get sucked up by the magnet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TelemarkTumalo View Post
    Agree with Frank, these are standard Schrader valve inserts, and dirt cheap in a multi-pack at your local auto parts or hardware store. We've all done it Ralph. Some small screw, nut or part is fumbled away into the nooks and crannies of the garage. A helpful tip I acquired... I keep an old piece of carpet around, place it under the bike when I am working. When I drop a part, it usually stops where it lands and makes it easier to retrieve.
    Haha. Thanks fellas. Really appreciate all the help. Def going to stop by after work today and buy a truck full of them. You know, just in case. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralph7478 View Post
    ..... Def going to stop by after work today and buy a truck full of them. You know, just in case. lol
    How much to ship to Oregon?

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    I was working on installing some extra pressure tanks for a friends well. I undid the valve in the existing pressure tank and it blew away to goodness knows where in the desert.
    He had some old tires around the property and none of them proved to be a good match. Wrong length. I ended up at the auto parts store and got a pack of 6 for a few bucks.
    Still not exact but the valve cap keeps the system pressurized to operate well, pun intended.
    So there is a difference and those valve caps do perform a function of making sure your tires don't loose air.
    The literature for the new tanks, RTFM, noted that the valve cap was your last line of protection for water pressure.

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