Do we need tubes ?
Posted September 20, 2006 - 08:26 PM
Posted September 20, 2006 - 08:51 PM
Not with spokes.
I am wanting to run a set of street tires on my bike when on the street and most performance street tires are tubeless, so can the wheels on a 06 450 run tubeless or can I run a tube in a tubeless tire ? Thanks for the help.
Posted September 20, 2006 - 09:02 PM
Posted September 21, 2006 - 08:03 AM
Posted September 21, 2006 - 11:01 AM
If you are willing to lay down a thick layer of silicone over the spoke bed and then wrap a few revolutions with quality duct tape before the silicone cures, a leak-tight seal can be made. This has been documented at supermotojunkies.com.
But since I'd be paranoid and would always be checking to make sure a leak hasn't developed, I'll opt for peace of mind by using tubes.
But tubes may actually be optional...