Why in the world do the DRZ rims have two valve stem holes?
Close
    
    
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18
Like Tree20Likes

Thread: Why in the world do the DRZ rims have two valve stem holes?

  1. #1
    Senior Member Borneo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Posts
    6,368

    Why in the world do the DRZ rims have two valve stem holes?

    They are, I believe, Excel rims. No reason to believe they are not stock. One hole has the tube stem, the other is plugged. One is a few inches from the other, both on the flat. Weasel noticed it and pointed it out. He asked me and I had to confess ignorance. Anyone?
    Twelve rules will get you through life with style.
    Hidden Content

    my blog Hidden Content

  2. #2
    Super Moderator Purple's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Ynys Môn
    Posts
    4,549
    Rim lock ?

    admiral likes this.
    (Warning - Forum may contain nuts) ...... Hidden Content

    TW200 - 1998 - Japanese import - 7000 miles on the clock - TW225 Special Edition 2007
    - Hidden Content

  3. #3
    Senior Member buellzebub's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    Breedon on the Hill, UK
    Posts
    324
    2nd hole is for a Rim Lock to prevent the tyre and inner tube from slipping on the rim and ripping the valve off when running low pressures 👍
    Last edited by buellzebub; 10-31-2015 at 06:19 AM. Reason: Typo
    admiral likes this.

  4. Remove Advertisements
    TW200Forum.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Senior Member Borneo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Posts
    6,368
    I'm very familiar with rim locks Purple, but I've always mounted them 180 degrees from the valve stem...can't say why, that's just how I was taught. Think that's it eh? Seems too close to the valve stem...but what do I know, maybe close is better in terms of protecting the stem.
    Twelve rules will get you through life with style.
    Hidden Content

    my blog Hidden Content

  6. #5
    Senior Member Borneo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Posts
    6,368


    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900AZ using Tapatalk
    Twelve rules will get you through life with style.
    Hidden Content

    my blog Hidden Content

  7. #6
    rbm
    rbm is offline
    Senior Member rbm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    4,300
    Quote Originally Posted by Borneo View Post
    I'm very familiar with rim locks Purple, but I've always mounted them 180 degrees from the valve stem...can't say why, that's just how I was taught. Think that's it eh? Seems too close to the valve stem...but what do I know, maybe close is better in terms of protecting the stem.
    I've not seen them so close to the stem but it makes perfect sense, hole the tire to the rim as close to the stem in case of a flat, less likely to damage it if the tire starts moving on the rim.
    Borneo likes this.

  8. #7
    Super Moderator Purple's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Ynys Môn
    Posts
    4,549
    Quote Originally Posted by Borneo View Post
    I'm very familiar with rim locks Purple, but I've always mounted them 180 degrees from the valve stem...can't say why, that's just how I was taught. Think that's it eh? Seems too close to the valve stem...but what do I know, maybe close is better in terms of protecting the stem.
    I just included the vid for others cruising the site - figured you'd used them before

    Closer to the valve stem would make more sense - less chance of the deformation of the tire ripping it out - but I suspect there will always be differing opinions on that .......
    Borneo likes this.
    (Warning - Forum may contain nuts) ...... Hidden Content

    TW200 - 1998 - Japanese import - 7000 miles on the clock - TW225 Special Edition 2007
    - Hidden Content

  9. #8
    Senior Member Borneo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Posts
    6,368
    Well, I think I agree with the closer to the valve the better analysis, but that's what threw me. Now I wonder why all us guys mounted them 180 from the stem back in the day...somebody started that.
    Twelve rules will get you through life with style.
    Hidden Content

    my blog Hidden Content

  10. #9
    Super Moderator Purple's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Ynys Môn
    Posts
    4,549
    Probably Hoot ......
    Borneo and TWilight like this.
    (Warning - Forum may contain nuts) ...... Hidden Content

    TW200 - 1998 - Japanese import - 7000 miles on the clock - TW225 Special Edition 2007
    - Hidden Content

  11. #10
    Senior Member Borneo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Posts
    6,368
    Research says the new conventional wisdom is close to the stem and in front of it as considering the direction of spin...which means that puppy is right where it ought to be. Thanks for clearing it up guys. I guess the days of drilling your own hole directly across from the valve stem are way past. The shroud of vintage darkness has parted for me.
    Twelve rules will get you through life with style.
    Hidden Content

    my blog Hidden Content

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Sponosred Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Steering Stem Question (Older vs Newer)
    By mbld in forum Technical Help
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 08-25-2014, 05:00 PM
  2. YAPLFASS -- Yet Another Person Looking For A Steering Stem
    By mmclaughlin in forum TW200 Classifieds
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 08-19-2014, 03:44 PM
  3. WTB: 2001+ Steering Stem
    By mbld in forum TW200 Classifieds
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-15-2014, 03:03 PM
  4. Rims......why not TW's.
    By frog13 in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 11-17-2013, 08:53 PM
  5. valve adjusters: intake valve died, who fights next?
    By jontow in forum Technical Help
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-14-2011, 10:24 PM

Search tags for this page

excel rims tube stem style
,
rim with two valve stem holes
,

rims with 2 valve stem holes

,
rims with two valve stem holes
,
rims with two valve stems
,
what car has two valve stem holes
Click on a term to search for related topics.