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post #1 of 18 Old 09-19-2013, 09:44 AM Thread Starter
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Tubeliss update - flat!

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Spit test, turn away now if you're squeamish



Fixed - total time about 10 minutes

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Beats pulling it off and patching a tube, eh? That's the same kit I carry for the wife's ATV tires.



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That is very cool, in theory.

I'd still be sketchy on going tubeless on a spoked rim - all those opportunities for leaks out spoke holes, at minimum. I get that there's a rubber strip that has to be installed/glued in place, but that's one loooong seam around it that could leak, right? Same for the bead, really. Just would make me nervous.

The idea of getting a flat in a car on the highway makes me nervous enough as to how the car might respond at speed - I'm not going to get flung from a car!
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How many miles have you logged on it now, Spec?



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That is very cool, in theory.

I'd still be sketchy on going tubeless on a spoked rim - all those opportunities for leaks out spoke holes, at minimum. I get that there's a rubber strip that has to be installed/glued in place, but that's one loooong seam around it that could leak, right? Same for the bead, really. Just would make me nervous.

The idea of getting a flat in a car on the highway makes me nervous enough as to how the car might respond at speed - I'm not going to get flung from a car!
The process of "de-tubing" a KLR rim is more complex than you realize, from your comments, geolemon!

Spec described the process in detail on another thread.

YMMV, but . . . I see the risk of a flat no greater with a conscientious Tubliss conversion, than with a tube. A distinctive difference arises in the REPAIR of a flat, as seen!

Perhaps the same reservations as yours were expressed, when automobiles converted to tubeless tires, 'round about 1953 . . .

Regardless, ride your own ride, with whatever enhances your own comfort zone, in good health!
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How many miles have you logged on it now, Spec?

About 1,000. I did a pretty good day with it up in the local mountains a couple of weekends ago. The forest serivce road had lots of pot holes and was in fairly bad shape overall. Hit a few bad spots at speed (unintentionally) and didn't knock the tire off the rim

To be fair it does loose a bit of air during the week something like 3-5 lbs. The rear did loose air with a tube also but not quite as much. My front tube tire looses about 2-3 lbs per week.

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Pretty good track record in 1,000 miles, I would say, especially on the rougher terrain. I followed your thread and you seemed quite thorough with your research and methods. Seems to me like it's working out for you. Good deal.



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How many miles since the repair, Spec? Is it holding up okay?



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How many miles since the repair, Spec? Is it holding up okay?

About 300, it's good.

I kept a pretty close eye on it for a couple of days, I was suspicious! But no it's holding air same as before.

Nice invention tire plugs.

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About 300, it's good.

I kept a pretty close eye on it for a couple of days, I was suspicious! But no it's holding air same as before.

Nice invention tire plugs.
Good deal!



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