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Old 01-07-2008, 04:51 PM   #21
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... please keep in mind guys, I'm not trynig to argue anything. I'm merely looking for actual documentated reports etc.

Been searching the web, and nada yet.
one wouldn't think you need to look on the web for documentation....take a physics class and you'll learn real quick that a tire that rotates 4568275 times per second (I made that number up) needs to be in balance and that the slightest uneven weight could cause a failure, especially when attached to a stem that is subject to movement.
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one wouldn't think you need to look on the web for documentation....take a physics class and you'll learn real quick that a tire that rotates 4568275 times per second (I made that number up) needs to be in balance and that the slightest uneven weight could cause a failure, especially when attached to a stem that is subject to movement.
...I'll take the physics, you take the reading course ok?
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...I'll take the physics, you take the reading course ok?
no, I hate reading, but love numbers and seeing how things work...
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I had them on my first bike 4 years ago and never had a problem with them...had one come apart once but other then that i didn't have any problem with valve stem or and thing else...not sayin it cant happen but still
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I had them on my first bike 4 years ago and never had a problem with them...had one come apart once but other then that i didn't have any problem with valve stem or and thing else...not sayin it cant happen but still
lot of variables too..

valve stem construction, weight of device... speed.

I doubt very few 'caps' are designed/intended for 80+ speeds for starters, nor is an valve stem designed with consideration of those stresses (when using a non-standard cap).
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no, I hate reading, but love numbers and seeing how things work...

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Dont quote me on this but this is just what I heard, I was told that the weight of the light on the valve stem and the force of the wheel spinning would sometimes bend the valve stem and damage it.

On the other hand I think it would be another good item to make you stand out though.
i've heard similar discussion about the weight fatiguing the stem over time.
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if it doesn't make it faster or give it better handling why bother? Stickers are still 5hp each. Lights=0hp
BS. my LEDs added an extra 12 hp to the wheel. i had it dyno'd.
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I don't like them; I've seen a lot of damaed / bent over valve stems because of the additional weight,and I have had to pick up 3 customers bikes because the valve stem / failedut because of them.
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I used the pressure indicators for a while till I started to see my stems bending over a little and then I ditched them. Just do LED's on the body like everyone else.

By law you are not suppose to have blue or red lights on your vehicle. Only emergency vehicles and law enforcement are permitted to have those colors.
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I don't like them; I've seen a lot of damaed / bent over valve stems because of the additional weight,and I have had to pick up 3 customers bikes because the valve stem / failedut because of them.
i have the chrome ones (put on by the shop that installed my pilot roads. mebbe they lost my plastic ones, lol). will that have the same effect?
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By law you are not suppose to have blue or red lights on your vehicle. Only emergency vehicles and law enforcement are permitted to have those colors.
You can have them as long as they don't flash...and that goes for any color
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i have the chrome ones (put on by the shop that installed my pilot roads. mebbe they lost my plastic ones, lol). will that have the same effect?
you talkin' about "chromies"?

fool, I use to pretend to play good guy vs. bad guy with friends just to try and jack them I doubt those have the same effect, but probably weigh more than a simple valve cap

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You can have them as long as they don't flash...and that goes for any color
I was pulled over for my white LED's that illuminate my license plate because the officer said they looked blue. I argued with him over it too. I'm like let this fool give me a ticket, I will so contest it. He warned me and told me to get it fixed, NOT!!!!!! Anyway he is the one that told me that you could not have those colors. I am yet to look it up and see exactly what it specifies but I could see his point on that issue at the time.

He really seemed like a cool guy, he was asking about my bike so he was probably looking for an excuse to pull me over just to see it. Had a state trooper do the same thing about a year ago. He was telling me he used to have a Gixxer 600 and just sold it and was looking for another bike and was asking what I thought of mine. He gave me a warning for doing 10 over and we parted ways.
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... please keep in mind guys, I'm not trynig to argue anything. I'm merely looking for actual documentated reports etc.

Been searching the web, and nada yet.
Put some on your bike and document it when it fails.
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Dont quote me on this but this is just what I heard, I was told that the weight of the light on the valve stem and the force of the wheel spinning would sometimes bend the valve stem and damage it.

On the other hand I think it would be another good item to make you stand out though.
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i think they look cheap and poserific, but thats my opinion. im not one for lights and stickers and stuff on my bike
I would hope you dont like lights and stickers on your bike you got a friggin Duc

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He also stressed to every one who might be running the pressure alert caps to ditch them immediately...
, I have one on my rear and love it :/:
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Put some on your bike and document it when it fails.

Any particular need to bump a old/dying thread?


As an fyi, I did use em for a bit...borrowed em off my kids bike. Didn't like the effect... but I believe in experience, emperical evidence and data over pure speculation and rumors.
Lets get better, I don't have the time, money, tools and bike to properly test them and the various valve stems. But hey, if you want to donate all the above, or start a collection for it, then hey.. I'm game. I could really use another bike right now anyway.
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