Posted October 26, 2005 - 11:29 AM
I'm looking for input on running the solid moose tubes. Has anyone done this? Do you like or dilike and what should I be aware of or expect.
Posted October 26, 2005 - 03:23 PM
just run good quality HD tubes @ 14psi front and 12psi rr.
Posted October 26, 2005 - 04:26 PM
Moose tubes won't go flat but cost more than the tyre that it is in. They are a lot heavier too.
I guess everyone here is running heavy duty tubes, including me. If you are worried about punctures, you can add some of that tyre weld stuff into your tube.
Posted October 26, 2005 - 05:58 PM
Posted October 26, 2005 - 06:30 PM
Posted October 26, 2005 - 07:35 PM
Posted October 26, 2005 - 07:43 PM
They also wear out and start to powder after a few hundred miles.
I've never heard that but, I'll believe you since you're holding that gun...
Posted October 26, 2005 - 08:32 PM
Posted October 26, 2005 - 08:35 PM
Bib-Mousse is designed for off-road racing use with Michelin and BFGoodrich® tyres. Marked NHS (not for road use), it should never be used on paved roads. Its use with other brands of tyres is also not advised.
Each Bib-Mousse comes with a tube of mounting gel
# Bib-Mousse should not be stored for long periods at temperatures higher than 30°C
# The maximum useful life of a Bib-Mousse is six months from the date of installation on the motorcycle. This period could be significantly reduced in cases of intense use. For example, the useful life will be much shorter for motocross applications than in enduro use.
# When new, Bib-Mousse simulates air pressure equivalent to 0.9 bar. This pressure will decrease gradually over the life of the product. Replace the Bib-Mousse when it becomes too soft for safe riding.
# At the beginning of each ride, take care to bring the tyre and Bib-Mousse up to operating temperature gradually.
Posted October 27, 2005 - 06:34 AM
Posted October 27, 2005 - 08:36 AM
I have used HD Moose or Bridgestone tubes for years with Slime. I run 18lbs front and 18 lbs rear. No flats in over a decade of riding that pressure. Riding area is mostly desert and Baja only. Haven't ridden much lately due to broken bones, but that is the set up I use when do.
You might look at Tire Balls too. They hold up good (except again in anything from 450 cc ups on rear tires) and can work for many tires, over and over again. I've run them as part of a race quad team for the 04 Baja 500 (Yamaha 660 Raptor with Mike Penland and Fatrob in Sportsman Class, 1st overall in class) and we didn't get a flat at all for the entire 470 mile course.
Posted October 27, 2005 - 09:15 AM
I'll have to try that, are you still getting good traction at the psi?
Posted October 27, 2005 - 11:20 AM
Posted October 27, 2005 - 03:23 PM
Posted October 27, 2005 - 08:32 PM
After they wore out, I cut them up into trophy parts. I cut up a worn out tire with the mousse inside. They mount to a trophy plaque for a unique trophy. Not a real good reason to buy them though. Cost me $350 bucks for the pair.
Posted October 28, 2005 - 05:56 AM
the bridgestone UHD's are about pinch proof,i've run down to 10f/8r psi on some slimy rocky stuff without problem. the really neat thing about the UHD's is you can take the knobby off and just run the tube@ 30 psi for super-moto
pick up a pair of bridgestone ultra heavy duty tubes. if you've never seen them, you'll be blown away by how thick they are.
Posted October 28, 2005 - 10:34 PM