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Offline Phil/TX

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Stupid or not? V85 wheels
« on: June 23, 2022, 12:46:08 PM »
Ok, just got my tubeless wheels for my v 85 in. My question…….is there a rubber ring that fits the rim like my KTM 790? Or do I just put new valve stems on and fit the tire. I would think there is no need for rubber ring around the rim as there are no spokes in the inner ring, all spokes are out side BMW style. Any one have the tubeless rims? Help an old guy out :drool: :drool:

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Offline Perazzimx14

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Re: Stupid or not? V85 wheels
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2022, 12:56:25 PM »
Either pull a common 0.435" diameter rubber valve stem through like a TR412 or add a metal valve stem.

Metal angle valve stems have their advantages, personally I don't mid the rubber one's and the TR412's are short and a 12 pack was $8 via Amazon.

NAPA or any auto parts store will have rubber valve stems in the right diameter for your wheel.

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Re: Stupid or not? V85 wheels
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2022, 12:57:33 PM »
“Rubber ring” as in rim tape? Rim tape’s job is to protect tubes from spokes. There’s no tube, and the spokes are on the outside, so treat it like a regular ol’ cast wheel style rim inside.

And since I’m not experienced enough to be considered a wise sage, you can see on the V85TT parts fiche that there’s no rim tape to purchase:
https://www.af1racing.com/ProdImages/st3/GU312.pdf#page63


The older V85TT with regular spoked wheels do show rim tape being used:
https://www.af1racing.com/ProdImages/st3/GU30X.pdf#page61
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Offline Solorider73

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Re: Stupid or not? V85 wheels
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2022, 08:41:54 PM »
I purchased mine from AF1.  They have the wheels and also a kit.  The kit includes the right angle valve stem and the plastic cover for the back wheel.

See here.

https://www.af1racing.com/oem-moto-guzzi-tubeless-rear-wheel-for-19-21-v85-af1-2b007319
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Re: Stupid or not? V85 wheels
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2022, 08:41:54 PM »

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Re: Stupid or not? V85 wheels
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2022, 10:54:51 AM »
If you plan on adding a TPMS valve stem cap, you need to go with metal valve stems as the rubber ones will tear due to the added weight of the cap sensor and internal battery.

Offline Perazzimx14

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Re: Stupid or not? V85 wheels
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2022, 12:28:17 PM »
If you plan on adding a TPMS valve stem cap, you need to go with metal valve stems as the rubber ones will tear due to the added weight of the cap sensor and internal battery.

Possibly if using long rubber valve stems like a TR423 but the stubby TR412's should be no issue.

Size Pressure Length  Hole diameter
412      65         0.88   0.453
413      65         1.25   0.453
414      65         1.50   0.453
415      65         1.75   0.453
418      65         2.00   0.453
423      65         2.50   0.453
415      65         1.25   0.625
425      65         2.00   0.625



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Re: Stupid or not? V85 wheels
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2022, 08:14:00 AM »
I don't know where this .453 hole size came from. My V7III, V85 and 2001 EV all used this NAPA part 90-426 and it's a .327 hole.
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Re: Stupid or not? V85 wheels
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2022, 10:50:03 AM »
In my quest for reliability ('17 V7 iii racer), I swopped out the wire wheels for cast (for a serious chunk of $ to powder coat); plus NGK spark plug connectors & all metal fuel filter.
 
+ K-Tech fully adjustable fork. 4pot Brembo frt. caliper w/fully adjustable Brembo radial MC.

Two mistakes:
1 - Angled metal air fill valves (total trash material and machining), added by a trusted HD shop. Don't know the maker.

2 - From following the 'new' V7s' first published specs to the series 3, I decided a 2017 would be my last new bike. w/out telling me the wee bitch gained ~50#'s (scaled 475 w/tail rack and serious paint job). In the same interval I lost 50+#. "Weigh" too heavy for these old bones. R3~
















 I lost near 50.


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