Motorcycle Tire Metal Valve Caps
by Rick K. for webBikeWorld.com
| Owner Comments (Below)
this out -- real metal valve caps! Just like they used
to make in the days of the Meriden Triumphs!
These are nice replacements for those cheesy plastic ones they give you when
you buy a new tire/tube/valve stem nowadays.
These even have
a little rubber gasket inside to keep the air from leaking!
They only weigh 2 grams each. And you can't beat the price:
$1.40 for 4 at Do It
I ordered a few bucks worth of stuff, and this seems like a great
place to do business -- they sent me an email confirmation,
tracking number, and I had the whole package in a couple of
days. Sweet! Check out item # 6177042 Metal
Domed Tire Valve Caps.
Since this was written, it appears that they no longer carry
But check out item #6059083, chrome
metal hex valve caps made in the U.S.A. Wal-Mart carries
some metal valve caps also, but not the same quality as these --
fill up your cart to offset the shipping price? Shipping will cost
you the same for all of these items, so you may as well go big
Metric Screw Pitch Gauge
How about a metric
screw pitch gauge (top, photo left)? Only $6.05. I used
to own one of these when I worked as a journeyman
Since metric threads are measured by outside thread diameter and
pitch, it's really handy to have one of these around to
tell what the pitch of the threads are.
This one measures from 0.45
to 2.50 thread pitch. It's made in Germany for Vermont American
(huh?). Their item # 6711584.
Still not enough? How about a "Nut
ID Gauge SAE Metric" (bottom photo) for
This identifies nut sizes from #6 to 1" in inches
and metric measurements. Measures a thread size, threads per inch,
and length of bolt. Their item # 6783310. Note: they no
longer seem to carry this product also....
Adding these two items doesn't change the
cost of the shipping. Have fun!
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From "K.S." (12/08): "I really like your website. I've been able to use the
information you've provided to help me make better
decisions about bike gear.
Anyway, I was reading your article about Motorcycle
Tire Metal Valve Caps.
The writer mentions that the supplier doesn't carry
these caps anymore.
But Aerostich carries these
Valve Caps (#4602. I've bought a pack (4 in a pack; I think they're really
set up for Jeep off-roadin') and put a set on both my
2001 Wing and my 1972 CB500/4. I really like not having
to chase the little black plastic thingamabobs around
the garage floor any more when I'm checking tire