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Re: Can I buy just the valve stem?
« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2012, 10:39:21 pm »
My TPS sensors are coming out the next tire change, I am looking at these.    http://kurveygirl.com/shop/product_info.php?products_id=144

Nice!

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Re: Can I buy just the valve stem?
« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2012, 03:43:23 am »

Because those are made by the manufacturer of the sensors, I believe they will work only with the sensors. The ones I posted are top of the line, have read a ton of great reviews about them. Sometimes you do get what ya pay for. ;)  I am sick and tired of always worrying about whether the sensors are going to work right when I ride, and I have an 08 out of warranty and mine are acting up. Never owned a bike with them previously, don't need them now.

That makes sense. I thought about not putting the rear sensor back in because I have never owned a bike with this feature either, but like I said it was nice to know how fast I was losing air, plus my bike isn't even a year old.

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Re: Can I buy just the valve stem?
« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2012, 02:20:54 pm »
So I went down to the shop and told them I spent at least $150 more than I should of because they told me I had to buy the whole pressure sensor. After going back and forth for a bit they agreed to order part #16126-0040 and when the part gets here if it fits in my old sensor they would give me the difference back of the two parts back.

Here's the kicker, they said the valve stem costs $55, you can find them on the internet for $35-40, or get two right angle ones for $48 ??? , so I would get $131 dollars back and they get to keep my old sensor  ::). They also told me the labor would of been the same if they had only replaced the valve stem,  ???

Better than a swift kick in the @$$ I guess.

But then they offered to pay half of my install for a new front tire if I buy it from them. They will sell me a PR3 for $175, $45 install they pay half =  $197.50

I can get one off of Amazon for $135 with free two day shipping, $60 install charge = $195.

$2.50 Really? These shops are going to drive me crazy and broke!

I have to do a follow up on this.

The valve stem that they ordered came in today, so I went down to the shop to get my $131 back. She said yep it looks like it will screw right in to the pressure sensor. While she was crediting my card she asked when would you like to schedule your FREE front tire install. I started to tell her while I was digging through my attic the other day I came across an old Perelli Diablo 120/70 R17 that I had taken off of my Buell with 80% tread left on it. Then I went wait a minute did you just say free?

Kudos to Kandi, she just kept a customer today.  :chugbeer:

So the answer is YES you can buy just the valve stem.  ;D

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Re: Can I buy just the valve stem?
« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2012, 02:45:35 pm »
I have to do a follow up on this.

The valve stem that they ordered came in today, so I went down to the shop to get my $131 back. She said yep it looks like it will screw right in to the pressure sensor. While she was crediting my card she asked when would you like to schedule your FREE front tire install. I started to tell her while I was digging through my attic the other day I came across an old Perelli Diablo 120/70 R17 that I had taken off of my Buell with 80% tread left on it. Then I went wait a minute did you just say free?

Kudos to Kandi, she just kept a customer today.  :chugbeer:

So the answer is YES you can buy just the valve stem.  ;D

Is that a free tire and free install or just a free install?
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Re: Can I buy just the valve stem?
« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2012, 02:47:55 pm »
Just the install.

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Re: Can I buy just the valve stem?
« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2012, 02:49:17 pm »
That'll work.
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Re: Can I buy just the valve stem?
« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2012, 03:05:47 pm »
Kandy is Tops!  :thumbs:
 
Congrats Gumbi, I told you it would work out.  :chugbeer: