Conti TKC 80s with 250 miles:130/80-17, 90/90/21: Elk Grove, CA - Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum
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post #1 of 15 Old 09-07-2019, 09:00 AM Thread Starter
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$100 for both: Conti TKC 80s with 250 miles:130/80-17, 90/90/21: Elk Grove, CA

I am selling two TKC80s, both Tubeless. 130/80-17 and 90/90-21.

I bought them three months ago, drove 250 miles on them, and then swapped the rear out for a thinner tire (120/80-17), which turned out to be Tubetype. Selling both the tubeless tires for $100.

The 250 miles was on my KLR, so not much horsepower has been applied to these . They are near new with no holes or leaks. The pictures speak for themselves as far as wear.

Located near Sacramento, CA for local pickup, or $100 plus shipping.
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post #2 of 15 Old 09-07-2019, 07:16 PM
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Tubeless tires can be use on a tube type rim only with some way of sealing in the air. That usually means using a tube.

Unless one has painstakingly trued & tightened and SEALED all 36 normal air leaks in a common spoked motorcycle wheel.

So what did you install on the front wheel? Same brand & tread model, but tube type? Did it cost more than the tubeless capable model?

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I first had TL with tubes. I downsized the rear from 130 to 120 and the 120 was only available in TT. Not wanting a TT in the rear and TL in the front, I swapped the front TL for a TT as well. I don't recall the exact prices, but they were similar.
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All four were TKC 80s.
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Price lowered to $100. These need a good home and some riding! :-)
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Still available.
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post #7 of 15 Old 09-16-2019, 04:48 AM
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Certainly the issue has been discussed, but . . . don't remember the thrust:

What is the downside (if any) to running tubeless tires with tubes installed on non-airtight (as in, spoked/unsealed) rims?

Tried to sell some new tubeless Continental TrailAttacks to a KLR owner; he ran, screaming, from the room. Don't know his objection; I, naively/unwittingly, have run tubeless tires with tubes installed on spoked wheels for thousands of miles, with unknown consequences/risks. Am I living dangerously, but just lucky so far?

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Regrettably, many people don't recognize a 'steal of a deal' when its staring them in the face.

If I was Yeravener, I'd keep them and use them next time. Hopefully lesson learned.

I love the safety feature of using a Tubeless capable rear tire on the safety lip equipped rear rim of the KLR. A Tubeless rear tire "Snaps onto" the rim, making it safer in the event of going flat at speed. Yeah, they are harder to beak-down during tire changing also!

A tube type rear tire will Instantly Un-seat from the rim bead during a flat.

I wish the Front KLR Rim had the safety lip!

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post #9 of 15 Old 09-16-2019, 11:53 AM
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Safety rims remain a valuable feature.

I remember when safety rims were first introduced to the motoring public; back 'way before tubeless tires were commonly marketed (about 1953, for the latter).

Jimmie Lynch and his "Death Dodgers" automobile thrill show highlighted the safety rims on the 1942 MoPars . . .

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post #10 of 15 Old 09-16-2019, 03:29 PM
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As I was saying; here's Jimmie Lynch demonstrating safety-rim wheels on a new 1942 Dodge:


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