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Title: 900 Rally Pro - accessing valve on rear wheel
Post by: ProfThunder on January 19, 2021, 11:04:44 AM
Hi Everyone,

Just got my 900 Rally Pro on Saturday. Went to check the tyre pressures and found the valve on the front wheel to face outwards on the right side of the bike - this was always the case on other triumphs I had. However, the rear valve is on the left side (ie the side whit the chain). I found this a bit odd as its more difficult to access and with all my previous bikes the valves pointed out to the right side.

So is this normal on a Tiger 900 Rally Pro?

It's almost impossible to access the valve with the pressure gauge that I own - probably will have to get another one.

Cheers
Title: Re: 900 Rally Pro - accessing valve on rear wheel
Post by: Worty28 on January 19, 2021, 11:32:08 AM
On my GT they both face the right side of the bike.
Title: Re: 900 Rally Pro - accessing valve on rear wheel
Post by: TIger Lad on January 19, 2021, 12:09:26 PM
Same on my GT to the right.
Title: Re: 900 Rally Pro - accessing valve on rear wheel
Post by: ProfThunder on January 19, 2021, 12:41:39 PM
Thanks for the replies. It would be good to hear from a Rally owner as the wheels on the GT are not the same as the spoked wheels on the Rally.

Title: Re: 900 Rally Pro - accessing valve on rear wheel
Post by: VicXCrider on January 19, 2021, 04:26:30 PM
The valve on my 900  rally pro rear wheel points to the left, you would need to remove the tyre to get this changed
Title: Re: 900 Rally Pro - accessing valve on rear wheel
Post by: ProfThunder on January 19, 2021, 04:47:46 PM
Thanks VicXCrider. That probably means mine is normal then.


Title: Re: 900 Rally Pro - accessing valve on rear wheel
Post by: VicXCrider on January 19, 2021, 04:54:18 PM
Sorry that should have been  to the Right
Title: Re: 900 Rally Pro - accessing valve on rear wheel
Post by: ProfThunder on January 19, 2021, 05:05:00 PM
*Originally Posted by VicXCrider [+]
Sorry that should have been  to the Right

Oh, not good. Then it seems mine isn't normal after all.

Actually, to get the valve pointing to the right is not just a case of taking off the tyre and rotating the valve. As it is currently set up, the valve points out to the left side where there is a reasonably large gap between the spokes. However, if you rotated the valve to point to the right, the valve wouldn't be accessible at all because on the opposite side of the wheel at that point, the spokes appear too close together. This could indicate that the rim has been put on the wrong way in the first place.

Title: Re: 900 Rally Pro - accessing valve on rear wheel
Post by: VicXCrider on January 19, 2021, 05:18:33 PM
Just looked at the rear tyre and it is on the Left so yours is Correct,  I will now have to change my spare rear wheel value position from the right to the left when I next change the tyre, you can get to the valve but a bit awkward.
Title: Re: 900 Rally Pro - accessing valve on rear wheel
Post by: Colinhitch on January 19, 2021, 07:10:55 PM
Yes, rear left, front right. Had new tyres after 9500 miles and stayed the same. Maybe because of the TPMS? I use a pressure gauge with a flexible hose.