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post #1 of 8 Old 10-09-2016, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
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shock shrader valve replacement?

Anyone know what/where to get ? I mangled mine trying to get that stupid plastic cap off.
Any help appreciated
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post #2 of 8 Old 10-09-2016, 10:09 PM
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Anyone know what/where to get ? I mangled mine trying to get that stupid plastic cap off.
Any help appreciated
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Nope.
Just use a common plastic cap, even if you have to use a razor blade or a grinder to shorten it.
All it does is keep the bugs and grit out!

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I mean the actual valve... not the cap.. the cap is mangled... as is the valve
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I think he is looking for the WHOLE valve, not just the valve core.
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post #6 of 8 Old 10-10-2016, 11:43 PM
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You can replace the entire stem and core on a TUBELESS WHEEL, but on a tube the stem is built into the tube and only the core is replaceable.
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I don't know what thread is on the backside of the Kawasaki valve, i.e. 1/8-27 or 1/8-27 or if they are tapered or parallel, so this may not fit. Since they are using a Shrader valve one might hope they are using an NPT thread on it.

https://www.amazon.com/Motorcraft-CM...H9GAVBB1MMHDQG

You might want to call Fox and see if there is a standard for these things. Until you know what the thread is you're not going to be able to get a replacement. They aren't hard to find, though.

In a really low pressure application it almost doesn't make a difference, but at 140psi the wrong thread could leak.

It's unfortunate that it is not sold as a service item on the shock.

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Well, I see my problem. I read the original post as related to a STOCK schrader valve as in for a tire tube.
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