Anyone run one rim lock on the rear?


18 replies to this topic
  • rockieman

Posted March 22, 2005 - 12:53 PM

#1

Anybody do this in lieu of two? Got to think one makes tire changes a heck of a lot easier. If so, what do you do about the empty hole (no crude remarks) :)
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  • kirkw

Posted March 22, 2005 - 03:50 PM

#2

I have run a rear with one for a couple of years and no problems.

  • StreetbikePimp

Posted March 22, 2005 - 04:30 PM

#3

:) I DON'T DARE! To much power in the blue beast!!! :)

  • ckulzer

Posted March 22, 2005 - 06:41 PM

#4

When I removed the junk Dunlops, I took out the front and one of the rear locks. The rear wheel is always spinning anyway so there isn't a ton of torque applied to the rim/bead junction. 900 miles later, no problems. Remember to spin your valve stem nut up to the cap and not tight on the rim.

Ride fast - take chances

Chad

  • mountainriderWR400F

Posted March 22, 2005 - 07:11 PM

#5

I have just got used to Changing a tire with two locks in them and if it does go flat out in the Middle of Idaho where I live I can hope at least that I will not spin the tire off the rim. Sort of a peice of mind because if yoiu have a flat and a decent bike with all the mods done and you crack the throttle on a flat tire if you have ever spun a tire off of an old school bike you will appreciate having two locks. Just my opinion works for me.

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  • robertt

Posted March 22, 2005 - 07:29 PM

#6

I wouldn't even think about it. I just finished a race where the last thirty miles were on a flat tire - the rim locks held. While there is no way to be sure, I'm skeptical it would have held with one.

  • ncmountainman

Posted March 22, 2005 - 07:56 PM

#7

I wouldn't even think about it. I just finished a race where the last thirty miles were on a flat tire - the rim locks held. While there is no way to be sure, I'm skeptical it would have held with one.

ditto, you can ride it out (been done ) on two. one leaves alot more to chance :) take the extra time at tire change :)

  • jchantzWR400F

Posted March 23, 2005 - 06:25 AM

#8

I've been riding with only 1 in the rear for about 2 years (wow, that sounds bad...snide remarks not welcome!). No problems. I just left the hole there, no real need to plug (man, this thread could easily take a turn for the worse). :)

  • ncmountainman

Posted March 23, 2005 - 06:43 AM

#9

unless you change your tire weekly, its just plain lazy not to use them both :)

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  • 5valve

Posted March 23, 2005 - 11:26 AM

#10

im about a year on one lock, works fine even at 0,7 pressure
yammi is one of the few bikes using two and not the strongest of them so one does hold
plug the hole in the rim, to prevent water access and rusting spoke nuts (my case :) )
i sealed it with 2 component quicksteel, stable and still removable

  • 99wr400

Posted March 23, 2005 - 04:52 PM

#11

I use 2 rim locks, and still spun my tire on the rim, I need to re-seat it before the valve stem gets ripped out of my tube. My spokes rusted even with both rimlocks in, so I replaced them because 1/2 of them were rusted solid. Use 2 or more rimlocks no matter what bike you have! My friend always ends up ripped the valve stem out of his tube because the tire spins on his rim, and he used about 15-20 psi in the tire, and has a little drz250.

  • byggd

Posted February 10, 2007 - 05:41 AM

#12

I noticed my sons 04 yz450 only has one. Why would the wr run two? :censored: Maybe because the yz was produced as a track bike so no worries about long rides back on a flat? One sure does make a rear tire change easier.

  • clark4131

Posted February 10, 2007 - 11:06 AM

#13

I noticed my sons 04 yz450 only has one. Why would the wr run two? :censored: Maybe because the yz was produced as a track bike so no worries about long rides back on a flat? One sure does make a rear tire change easier.


18" rim = more tire sidewall + varied trail/desert/enduro/etc. terrain = more chance for bead slippage = 2 bead locks...SC

  • waynus

Posted February 10, 2007 - 01:48 PM

#14

Thinking it might depend on the tyre.
The Dunlop 952 is tough as buggery and a bitch to get on. Was checking things the other day and the rim lock wasn't fully tightened but that tyre hadn't moved. That's at 9 psi.
One rimlock for me.

  • Joe_P

Posted February 10, 2007 - 07:53 PM

#15

I've run one beadlock for ever since I got my WR in '04 and never spun a tire. I just started changing my own tires and it was just too difficult for me to do. I've since had a lot of practice and I also bought a tire changing stand, but I still just run one rimlock. I filled the empty hole with a little silicon.

  • JimL

Posted February 12, 2007 - 06:14 PM

#16

I've been running one rim lock for about 8 months with no problems. I ran my 250 this way for 3 years but I wasn't sure I'd get away with it on the 450. Time will tell. You can order the rubber plug from yamaha to fill the hole like they have on the yz. I like the thinking on using 2 in case of a flat. Been lucky no flats in 5 years. usually run 12 psi

  • ckulzer

Posted February 13, 2007 - 05:08 AM

#17

byggd,
It looks like you resurrected an old thread instead of starting a new one. I would suspect that you did a search first. Good going.

On 03-22-05, in this very thread, I posted on that I only use one rim lock in the rear and none in the front. Oh, how times have changed. I am planning a season of enduro and I will be installing both rim locks in the rear and one up front. I have flip-flopped...... I guess that happens leading up to the election.

In closing, I would say that the number of rim locks is directly proportional to the number of miles you are from your pickup truck.

Chad

  • mkporn

Posted February 13, 2007 - 09:31 AM

#18

byggd,
It looks like you resurrected an old thread instead of starting a new one. I would suspect that you did a search first. Good going.

On 03-22-05, in this very thread, I posted on that I only use one rim lock in the rear and none in the front. Oh, how times have changed. I am planning a season of enduro and I will be installing both rim locks in the rear and one up front. I have flip-flopped...... I guess that happens leading up to the election.

In closing, I would say that the number of rim locks is directly proportional to the number of miles you are from your pickup truck.

Chad


I would prefer to run one and not worry how far from the truck I am cause I will do a tube fix or swap on the trail and forgo the riding out on a flat. Carry a front tube and it will work for front and rear. Use a good rim loc and not one of the POS motion pro's, they are junk.....

Another thing, quit using WD-40 on your tires when you install them. Soap and water works good and will actually stick the tire to the rim. don't believe me, try it and the next time you try to break the bead, you better weigh more than a 150lbs or have a friend that does....:censored:

  • byggd

Posted February 13, 2007 - 12:08 PM

#19

I read that Windex works the best. Dries quickly to avoid bead slip.




 
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