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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