Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Lander, Wyoming
The talcum powder reduces the chaffing between the tire and tube, primarily.
I usually use it.
On the other web site, .net, there is getting to be quite the following for "Murphy's Oil Soap", furniture cleaner. For tire bead lubricant.
I understand it has the same 'ingredient' as official tire bead lube, and Way Cheaper!
I have not tried IT Yet, still using up my bottle of "Dawn" dish soap.
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Still riding my 1987 KL650-A1. 85,000+ miles & counting