tldr: The stem for the back tire on my Liberty 150 is pretty darn close to the wheel hub. How do I check and refill the pressure without bending the stem?
I'm new to the scooter world... got my license in August, and was riding a NIU until last weekend as my commute vehicle. Got a brand new 2022 Piaggio Liberty 150 last Sunday after a ton of research, and I am in love! (It was raining when I bought it, so they didn't do the dealer test drive. Took it home on the back of the car. I am literally the only one who has ever driven it! Husband pouted a little, but he loves his GTS, so he got over it fast.) I want to do the work myself (after the first 600mile service), so I know I have a learning curve.
I went to do my weekend routine of checking oil and tires... oil is perfect, front tire is perfect, back tire... the end of the stem is too close to the hub! I can check the pressure with just the smallest wiggle, and it's low. Like 30psi instead of the recommended 40.6. Whoops? I was able to refill using our bike pump, but had to pull the stem out at a 45 degree angle to get the thingie to flip up and seal. I know that's not a good long term solution, because it can cause the stem to leak. So... anyone have a recommendation for how to do this right? Better pump? Right angle valve adaptor?
Any other advice for a newbie?