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post #1 of 26 Old 10-17-2019, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
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Tubeless tires

is it possible to run tubes with the spoke wheels that come on the 2018 650 xt ?

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post #2 of 26 Old 10-17-2019, 02:42 PM
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They are designed for tubeless tires and do not require tubes
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You should be able to, but why?


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People have done it, but usually only in situations that a plug wont work. Otherwise as Highwayman said 'Why'.

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To answer the question, yes! You'll have to remove the tubeless valve stem to make room for the valve stem on the tube.
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Off road experience will teach you why you would want to run tubes in a tubeless tire.

Airing down the tires for maximum traction can invite unseating the bead. Which instantly leaves NO air in the tire.....Running tubes fixes that.

It can also keep air in the tire when you get in a bind and push dirt, sticks, or whatever up into the bead area and cause it to leak.
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Off road experience will teach you why you would want to run tubes in a tubeless tire.

Airing down the tires for maximum traction can invite unseating the bead. Which instantly leaves NO air in the tire.....Running tubes fixes that.

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So what happens when you air down a tubed tire and the bead becomes unseated and the wheel spins in the tire? Unless you are running a rim lock you just sheared off the valve stem leaving the tire with no ability to hold air. If a wheel spins in a tubeless wheel won't shear the valve stem.
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I have not aired down below 22 or 23 on the XT and no issues. I don't think I'd go lower than that and recommend a stiff sidewall tire like the Mitas Dakar or K60 Scout .

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I don't use my V-2 as an enduro bike but if I did I might consider these. TUbliss Motorcycle Dirt Bike Traction Tires Tubeless
Has anyone here used them?

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I don't use my V-2 as an enduro bike but if I did I might consider these. TUbliss Motorcycle Dirt Bike Traction Tires Tubeless
Has anyone here used them?
I had them on my YZ250X. They were great. You could run Zero PSI if you wanted to. They are not suggested for the highway however by the manufacturer, so I'd not go that route on a Vstrom.

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