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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-31-2016, 02:58 AM Thread Starter
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Tire Valve stems destroyed upon removal?

Has anyone had or heard of the factory MV valve stems being stripped or broken when being removed?

Recently I was having my wheels powder coated (tire dealer's machine broke and scratched the rim). The shop I was sent to, to remove discs & bearings & send to powder shop, installed another brand of valves in a different color and didn't mention it until I was picking them.

Got home and realized I didn't grab the old ones. Stopped by the shop to pick them up and was told that MV valve stems can't be removed without stripping or breaking and that mine had been destroyed upon removal and were tossed. ...Explaining to me stems are locked in place, I had presumed with a permanent thread locker?

I picked up a stock set of wheels with factory stems the other day and removed the stems to ready for powder. Very easily removed, they had thread sealer but not thread locker.

Is the shop lying to me?

Has anyone every had the slightest problem removing a factory stem from a the factory Brembo super lights that were used on the first R's (Brutale's and F4's)?


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The wheel valve stems are from Brembo too (at least the ones on my wheels are). There is no reason they can't be easily removed and reinstalled.
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Changed your title to TIRE valve stems....I thought you meant engine valves!!!

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