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On Mon 18/1/2016 8:29 AM, Dave Wrote:

I am wondering if you know the installed height of the t-valve stem? and, If you know the height of the FOBO sensor? I am trying to find out if the combination of the t-valve stem and Fobo will fit the front wheel of my 1990 Honda Goldwing 1500.




On Mon 18/1/2016 8:40 AM, Sameer Sameer@salutica.com.my Wrote:


 Dear Sir,


 Thanks for writing in to us.


 Referring to your query, attached are the pictures showing the detail dimensions of T-valve and FOBO bike sensor.


Additional info - The height with sensor is about 43mm and the normal valve height (without sensor) is about 27mm (As shown in pictures)


Therefore, the difference is about 16mm.

Best Regards,


Sameer



On 29 Dec 2015, at 11:05 PM, Pat <patkleyweg> wrote: 

 I have heard that these can create pre-mature wear on rubber valve stems thus leading to tire damage and air leaking from them. Is this true and can you guarantee that this is not the case prior to me purchasing? I'm on a motorcycle and being that it's 2 wheels and that I occasionally bring passengers along, I do not want to jeopardize anyone's safety including my own. It looks like a neat system just want to be sure about this. 

Thanks, Pat Kleyweg

On 29 Dec 2015, at 9.53 AM, "James Lim" <jameslim@salutica.com.my> wrote:

Hi Pat- this is a chicken or egg argument, and obviously you correctly mentioned 'premature wear', which simply means it will wear out one day! Sooner or later.

The advise Fobo stands on, is for bike users to ensure the rubber valves should be replaced every 2 years max, with or without any external sensors for their own safety. Many riders in the Northern Hemisphere fail to do this as they use their bikes for a couple of months every year, rendering a longer tire life over 5 years, and so do the valves naturally! Over this period, the rubber will lose its suppleness, and harden, resulting in potential and imminent failure on any one fateful day, what with the amount of shock and vibration and at high centrifugal impact.

Some of these users installed the Fobo sensors during this critical period, and sure enough the additional centrifugal impact may cause a 'premature wear', and the blame was put on Fobo, but in all honesty, it will happen on all other brand sensors, and worse still, it will happen even without any sensors in time to come, if the rubbers are not replaced.

Some bikers fail to recognize that rubbers or plastics have life span even without using them. They assume the valves are like tire, being subject to mileage instead of time.

Once this is understood, it's definitely safe to use Fobo sensors on a rubber valves that are replaced every 2 years,
or with tire change whichever
comes first. Alternatively some bikers change the rubbers to metals, and these are reinspected with every tire
change by the tire technician.

We hope this clarifies our position. 

On 30 December 2015 at 1:56:39 AM MYT, Pat Kleyweg <patkleyweg> wrote: 

Yes it does and thank you for the prompt response. I'll be purchasing these soon. Have a happy new year.


Sincerely,
Pat