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post #1 of 5 Old 10-24-2006, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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Tube type tires?

:twisted: Showing my inexperience here. Since I typically average 18,000 - 20,000 miles per season I will need new tires early next season. I have had tremendous experiences with Metzelers on my Harleys so I'm pretty much sold on trying them for the V.

Tourances look nice, but I happened to look at the Enduro 3 Sahara Dual Sports on Tires Unlimited . SWE-E-E-E-T! But it specifies that it is a tubeless type tire. Hmmm, I never knew there was as difference.

Can I mount that "tube type" tire on my V-Strom rims? I've survived three "at speed" sudden flats on tubes with the Harleys. :evil: I really don't want to go to tubes on the V. And I really don't want to replace the cast rims with laced wheels either.

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IMHO you can go with tubes if you wish. The tires may run hotter and it sounds like you know about how they 'deflate.' I would go tubeless Z-rated unless there is a tube tire you 'must have.'
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I agree, avoid tubes if at all possible, they are more difficult to work with and run hotter. I am thankful for the day we got rid of tubes in our tires.

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Re: Tube type tires?

Tubes are bad idea in my opinion. With tubeless you can fix a flat easily by the side of the road.



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:twisted: Showing my inexperience here. Since I typically average 18,000 - 20,000 miles per season I will need new tires early next season. I have had tremendous experiences with Metzelers on my Harleys so I'm pretty much sold on trying them for the V.

Tourances look nice, but I happened to look at the Enduro 3 Sahara Dual Sports on Tires Unlimited . SWE-E-E-E-T! But it specifies that it is a tubeless type tire. Hmmm, I never knew there was as difference.

Can I mount that "tube type" tire on my V-Strom rims? I've survived three "at speed" sudden flats on tubes with the Harleys. :evil: I really don't want to go to tubes on the V. And I really don't want to replace the cast rims with laced wheels either.

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On fixing at the side of the road it all depends. If the tire can be plugged then tubeless is better. If you actually have to change the tire then tube tires will be easer.
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7864
The guys over at avrider are always changing tires while in some exotic location with nothing more than a small pump and some tire irons. BMW adventure touring bikes use tube tires for just this reason.
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