Tiger 800 Tubed To Tubless

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  1. dilligaf

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  2. You got that right no pressure drop thank you
     
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  3. crispey

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    Can I ask why go to tubeless? Always thought tubed was the better option. Maybe it’s an old bloke thing.
     
  4. Bikerman

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    Very interesting, I've always wanted to convert my Thunderbird to tubeless, so to aid repair in the event of a puncture.
    How long is a "while back", weeks months ??.
     
  5. littleade

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    Probably either choice of tyres available or the faff involved if he has a puncture in a tubed tyre?
     
  6. About 3 months ago , still no pressure drop . I got a nice neat edge before applying the glue I used blue tape then once applied pull off the tape also tape over the valve stem hole
     
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  7. Bikerman

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    Thanks for that, hope you're having a great Christmas day over there.
     
  8. stevethegoolie

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    A tubed tyre will lose its pressure almost immediately when punctured. A tubeless tyre loses its pressure more slowly. At least, that is the usual theory. HGV tyres just explode!!!! Don't ask me how I know this, although it is more usually a result of it throwing its tread or the sidewall failing - bit of a bugger if it's the front that blows and it then takes out the airlines. It took seconds before the (air) brakes locked on. Almost shat meself!!
     
  9. Yorkshireman

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    HGV tyres appear to explode but in reality the vast majority fail due to the tread delaminating from the carcass and that is usually the result of a puncture that the driver hasn’t spotted. The resulting loss of pressure causes the tyre to overheat and also water gets in between the plies rusting the steel reinforcing and as the tyre comes apart looks like a spectacular “blowout” but this term is misused as there is usually very little pressure in there at the point of failure. I agree it does have devastating results on a front tyre not only risking breaking the brake airlines and locking the brakes on but also the loss of steering ability makes the vehicle virtually unmanageable.
     
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  10. stevethegoolie

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    The name Bandag became despised within the first company I worked for after numerous sidewall failures and a fair few delaminations over a couple of years. The boss eventually decided that new tyres were cheaper in the long run, although we all became very skilled in the use of a tread cutter!
     
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