Tubes: should I be worried? More info inside...
Hi guys. I'm seriously considering getting a KLR, but I seem to have a mental hangup on the fact the KLR uses tubes. I've never owned a bike with tubes and am wondering if I'm in for a world of maintenance nightmares/flat tires due to the tubes.
All of my previous bikes, including my current R1, used regular tubeless sportbike tires. I do carry a flat repair kit with me, and knock on wood, in over 25 years of riding I've never gotten a flat. Even if I did, the flat repair kit makes it easy: insert mug and rein late the tire using CO2 cartridges.
I may be fading more into it or "getting lost in the weeds", but I'm an engineer by trade, so over analyzing things to the Nth degree is what I do, haha.
Thanks for any and all help you guys can offer.