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The best way, for me, is sitting on the floor, straddling the wheel, and working from both sides.
I use a stick gauge, reach in from one side and press down with the other hand; the same goes for filling ... I use the same type of chuck shown earlier, but without the clip. Very basic.
The hardest part is getting up off the floor. :)
I also have the tire pressures inconspicuously written on the trans cover and fork leg as a reminder.
 

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I use bicycle tire inflator, a maxi one, with shorty valve stems
To check psi, use air pressure gauge with 45° head
Wrote recommended psi on all 3 scoots- all are different 🙂
 

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1) Adjustable (!) Air Chuck:

This is another possibility, one that I forgot I had on my shelf:
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the motion pro chucks and gauges have swivel heads and dont leak.....they make the process easy.. pricey yes but like carhartt work clothes buyem once...
 

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the motion pro chucks and gauges have swivel heads and dont leak.....they make the process easy.. pricey yes but like carhartt work clothes buyem once...
Yes, those look nice, I'm going to try to get to the dealer some "cool" morning and challenge him to check the air and show him the text where I asked for 90degree valve stems and see what he says.
 

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angled extenders are great for airing up and checking just remember to take them off , just remember to take them off when done and chuck them in the glove box so valve stems don't get leaky, ir in the 400's case, impact the bike
 
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I have one, can't get in there, it would be good if it was a "reverse" 45...
Check out that Motion Pro gizmo I mentioned earlier. It can obtuse and acute angles.
 
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So...I got this at Harbor Freight, solves my problem for now. Tires were a little over-inflated, but they were warm after a ride this morning. Think I'll order those nice angled stems, though for future use.
Wheel Tire Bicycle tire Crankset Automotive tire
 

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These are what I think I will get, will they fit? Then I'll have them if I need them.
2 Black Ariete Bridgeport 90/83 degree 8.3mm angled valve stems Made in Italy | eBay
NO!!!

11.3mm not 8.3mm
:)

Pick your color

 

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These are what I think I will get, will they fit? Then I'll have them if I need them.
2 Black Ariete Bridgeport 90/83 degree 8.3mm angled valve stems Made in Italy | eBay
What @Dave_J wrote.

And as I wrote in this post ...


Kurvey Girl is a very dumb name, but a very reputable on-line shop, one that I've ordered stuff from for at least a decade.

Here is that site's colorful valve stem assortment, similar to the product that you linked to:


And here's a colorful page from Sound Rider, another long-time outfit that I can personally vouch for:


And, last but certainly not least, here's Kurvey Girl's page on which you can see that Suzuki uses nothing but the more common 11.3mm rim-hole size:

 
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Mine are probably the same Chinese quality :unsure:, 11.3 mm is the stem hole diameter in the wheel, I installed mine facing the right side easier to access on side stand, facing the rear left could interfere with CVT case ??

Tire Wheel Automotive tire Synthetic rubber Tread
 
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