converting spoke rim to accept tubeless tire


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bernyboy
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converting spoke rim to accept tubeless tire

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I realize that this is not a relevant topic for Gold Wing riders, but I know that there is a lot of experience and knowledge on these forums, so I am seeking more input before I proceed. I ride a 1984 gl1200 standard, but my wife rides a Honda Shadow. I want to convert her spoke rims so that I can run tubeless tires on them. The reason is obviously primarily to make it easier to fix a flat tire. I have researched quite a bit and think I know how I would proceed. I know that they talk about rim profiles - and tube rims not holding tubeless tires well enough. But then, others say, the worst that will happen is still a slower leak than you get when you puncture a tube. Any thoughts or stories of experience would be appreciated. Thanks



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Re: converting spoke rim to accept tubeless tire

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If the rim has bead locks, the little ridges around the rim that the tire has to pop over, then yes it is possible. I did it on a KLR I had on the rear only, the front didn't have those locks. I sealed the spokes with what I don't remember now.

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Check out these links and do a google search.

http://nitromousse.com

https://www.ride-on.com/us/support/tire ... le-formula

I use this ride-on in all my motor cycles and have had several puncture wounds with almost zero air loss.

http://www.advpulse.com/adv-products/co ... ed-wheels/

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Re: converting spoke rim to accept tubeless tire

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Are you saying you don't want to use tubes on those rims?
Not a good idea on those rims. Those rims will leak air past the spoke nipples without a tube. You would have to seal them first.

http://www.advpulse.com/adv-products/co ... ed-wheels/

bernyboy wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:12 am
I realize that this is not a relevant topic for Gold Wing riders, but I know that there is a lot of experience and knowledge on these forums, so I am seeking more input before I proceed. I ride a 1984 gl1200 standard, but my wife rides a Honda Shadow. I want to convert her spoke rims so that I can run tubeless tires on them. The reason is obviously primarily to make it easier to fix a flat tire. I have researched quite a bit and think I know how I would proceed. I know that they talk about rim profiles - and tube rims not holding tubeless tires well enough. But then, others say, the worst that will happen is still a slower leak than you get when you puncture a tube. Any thoughts or stories of experience would be appreciated. Thanks

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Re: converting spoke rim to accept tubeless tire

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You may find what you need here

http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/section6.htm

All the best



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