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I just ordered beads and stems for my 2014 Valkyrie. It is my understanding that I should use a 2oz bag in both the front & rear tires. Does anyone see a concern with this amount? I'm also changing out the OEM stems for the 90-degree stems. Has this caused an issue for anybody? I, like a lot of owners, find the Valkyrie a fun machine to ride but the nuances with thing are interesting. Just when I thought I had a handle on the GL 1800 and Honda... LoL Thanks for any input in advance.
 

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I work part time at the local honda shop to help pay for my addiction. I don't see any issue with the 90 degree stems, as for the beads test ride. If you feel a vibration at any speed just add more beads. Typically I put 2ozs in a front tire and 3ozs in a rear. One word of warning any time you check pressure or add air roll your valve stem up between 45 and 90 degrees on the tire this will prevent any beads from getting caught in the valve core and creating a slow leak
 

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Haus8813 offers good advice. I use the beads in all four bikes and all three cars. They work well. About ten years ago I put 90 degree stems on a Hayabusa and was no longer able to add beads, no matter what I tried. You may want to test your flexibility before you put the wheels back on the bike.
 

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Haus8813 offers good advice. I use the beads in all four bikes and all three cars. They work well. About ten years ago I put 90 degree stems on a Hayabusa and was no longer able to add beads, no matter what I tried. You may want to test your flexibility before you put the wheels back on the bike.
If I'm adding beads to a tire that is already mounted or to a tube I just use a small plastic bottle and press a short piece of clear hose over the nozzle and valve stem then either squeeze the bottle and use the moving air to trickle beads in or use a plastic handled screwdriver to tap the valve stem
 
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