Tubeless Tires

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I don't need tires yet at all. But I read somewhere that that the bobber still uses tubes in their tires. but my tires say that they are tubeless. So I called my Triumph dealer and I ask him about that. He told me, that yes they are tubeless tires. Anyway I just wanted to put that out their and share that. I could be wrong. But that's what my Triumph dealer told me about my bobber. If so, It sure makes fixing a flat a whole lot easier.
 

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If your bobber has spoked wheels then that's quite normal to use a tube in a tubeless tire - but you can't fix a flat out on the road with a tube in there like you would a tubeless tire with a solid mag wheel.
Spoked wheels won't hold air without a tube so you have to use a tube regardless if it's a tubeless tire or not.
If your bike has solid mag wheels then there is no need for a tube.
 

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Thank you for the info. I'll just take rims in, when I need new tires and have the spoked rims sealed then. I restored a 1964 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder with a real GM Turbo charger and stock GM wire wheels along with the knock offs and it came with tubes also. So I took the rims to San Jose and had them cleaned and sealed. So that I could run tubeless tires on it. The whole thing cost me around 200.00 bucks. Then after they had finished the job, I bought tubeless tires and it worked out like a charm. So, instead of running 195-60-15 s, I could run 205-50-15s and it never leaked either. So, if that's the case? I'll just have them sealed, like I did with that corvare. That I sold that corvair for ten thousand bucks. It was dead stock to and everything worked. It had no holes in the interior, or in the doors either. The seats were stock and in prefect shape, along with the dashboard. It even had the stock tac on the dashboard that worked, along with the stock AM radio, that worked great also. Plus it was a convertible with a power top. Which I also put a new top on it too. It didn't have any carbs. It had the GM Turbo boost on it instead, of the two carbs that most corvairs had. It was a fun car to drive also. The best part about the whole thing is, that I only paid 600.00 bucks for the car. I bought the car from some rich lady who lived in Atherton, who didn't know what she really had. Because it was her husbands car and he had died. That's why I got it so cheap. I also had the engine rebuilt too, by a corvair guy, who passed away a few years back. Due to a brain tumor. But, I did make my money back and then some. So, thanks for the infor Rocky. I'll just have those rims sealed down there in San Jose, by the same people who did the corvair. Thanks again for the info.
 

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Hope the sealing works out for you. Mine has tubes in it as well due to the spoked rims and tubeless type Avon Cobras. I have heard of others doing this as well. The only downside is if one spoke comes loose, it will break the seal and cause a flat(obviously). Hope that does not happen to you.
 

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Good luck with the sealing. I hope it works out fine for you.
The car sounds like it was fun.
 

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I'm thinking about buying that outex tubeless kit from Japan. I've read really good reviews about this product. So, I'm going to buy it and have my Triumph dealer do it for me, when I need to buy new tires. Which is going to be a while anyway. Because, I only have 3,627 miles on her right now. Yea, that Corvair was an awesome fun car. Now, I wish I hadn't sold it. But my ex-wife kept pushing me to sell it, until I finally caved in and sold it. She did the same thing, with pushing me to sell my old CJ-7 jeep too. That's just one of many reasons, that I got a divorce from her. After I got that divorce. I've never gotten married again either and I never will again. Once was enough for me and it lasted for ten miserable years, until I just couldn't take her and her drinking anymore. Why buy the cow, when you can get the milk for free? That's been my motto ever since, I got that divorce. Now days, I just have girl friends with benefits. Which works out very well for me.
 

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I just had to fork out 400.00 bucks on something that came up unexpectedly, yesterday. So, what that means for me is. No Michelin Commander III Cruising tires this year. Probably, next year, if I have to buy some more tires by then. I've got to get tires too, very soon. With only a 1,000 miles lift, on my Avon Cobras. So, after doing a bunch of research, on tires that are, safe, good handling and affordable. I've decided to go with Shinko 230 Tour Master, motorcycle tires. That I can get a set of front and back tires, for a 147. 20 $. Along with, Bikers Choice Tubes. Both products have some great reviews. Even if the tires only last 10,000 miles on them. That will give me enough time, to set some more money aside. To buy those Michelin Commander III's next year. The Shinko's are made by Yokohama, and almost everybody that buys them, seems to really like them a lot. People say that they handle great in the wet bad weather, along with good weather too. So, since I'm a poor man. I'm going to give them a shot and see how they work out? Plus, with the price being that good and me needing a new set of shoes for my baby, very badly. Along with the price and the quality of these tires. They are supposed to be very good handling tires too, with decent mileage also, for a new set of front and rear tires. That, they say, will give a fully loaded HD dresser, around 15,000 miles, before I need to get another set. Plus, at that price, I don't think that I can go wrong. I really like the tread pattern too. Either way, I'll give out an honest review, about what I think about these new tires. After, I've put a 1,000 miles on them.
 

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I have run Shinko's and I have no complaints. They handled well on road and in the wet. I think they are a very good value tor the money. I would be running them on my Tiger if they made the size I need in the tire I want. I do not think you will be disappointed. Another member here and a friend runs Shinko's. He is well satisfied.
 

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I got both tires, tubes, rim strips, along with free shipping too and all, for only 207.54 bucks. I'm a very happy camper tonight.
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I just bought a set of brand new Michelin Commander II's, for 237.76 and those are some really nice tires. I fill that's a great price too. Anyway, I guess I'll sell these Shinko's that have never been mounted, for two hundred bucks and I'll pay for the shipping. I think that's fair. What do you folks think?
 

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It's going to take a while to get those Michelin Commander IIs in. Because, they're backordered and I'm going to need some tires really soon. I really don't fill that good, about putting on those Shinko tires on. So, I bought some Pirelli MT 66 Route tires for 192.48 with free shipping. I read a lot of great reviews about this tire and they're all quit good reviews too. I'll have to see for myself though. They're an older style tire and I should get around 12,000 or more miles out of them . They're supposed to handle really good, in all kinds of weather too. Not, that I like to go riding in the rain. But that tells me that they handle really well. That, along with longevity and a nice smooth ride, is what I'm looking for in a tire. Then when next year comes around, I'll check out those Michelin Commander IIs then or I'll buy some more of these Pirelli MT 66 Route tires, if they're as good as the reviews, say that they are?
 

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It's going to take a while to get those Michelin Commander IIs in. Because, they're backordered and I'm going to need some tires really soon. I really don't fill that good, about putting on those Shinko tires on. So, I bought some Pirelli MT 66 Route tires for 192.48 with free shipping. I read a lot of great reviews about this tire and they're all quit good reviews too. I'll have to see for myself though. They're an older style tire and I should get around 12,000 or more miles out of them . They're supposed to handle really good, in all kinds of weather too. Not, that I like to go riding in the rain. But that tells me that they handle really well. That, along with longevity and a nice smooth ride, is what I'm looking for in a tire. Then when next year comes around, I'll check out those Michelin Commander IIs then or I'll buy some more of these Pirelli MT 66 Route tires, if they're as good as the reviews, say that they are?
Let us know how you like the Pirelli's.
 

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I will for sure.
 

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I think that I'm going to keep those Shinkos, if nobody buys them and I'll just keep them as back ups. I got my Pirelli's in yesterday. On Tuesday, I'll have them mounted and balanced. I'm really looking forward to running these tires. From what I've read, they 're supposed to be a really nice riding tires, with some decent mileage. We shall see?
 

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The only problem with keeping the Shinkos is that they will age over the years.
If the Pirelli's wear out in a couple of years, no problem, but if they last many years then the Shinkos will then be aged tires too.
You want to fit tires that are quite fresh and not very old.
I would sell the Shinkos if you can and buy fresher tires when you need them.
 

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sealing wire wheels is a hot topic with lots of how to's for DIY you can have it done for you. it saves some weight + cost of tubes over the years or get lighter aluminum wheels with sealed spokes like alpinas $$or wheels with spokes outside the air area. i got a set of BEAUTIFUL polished forged alum Alpinas for my 18 T120 but @ just over 2G delivered not for everyones budget
 

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The only problem with keeping the Shinkos is that they will age over the years.
If the Pirelli's wear out in a couple of years, no problem, but if they last many years then the Shinkos will then be aged tires too.
You want to fit tires that are quite fresh and not very old.
I would sell the Shinkos if you can and buy fresher tires when you need them.
Rocky is spot on. I ride enough to go through through a set of tires in a couple of years or less. I could keep a spare set around; but I don't. I want the newest tires possible.
 

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tires stored indoors in a black bag is best. even without that precaution 10 years is noted to be the throw away time
 
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