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Old 11-28-2013, 04:56 PM   #4175
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Originally Posted by Canadian_Bacon View Post
Does anyone have experience running the Continental Ultra Heavy Duty tubes?

I bought a set for the front and rear and I'm turning my 690 into an Adventure bike (Rally Raid Evo 2 kit and all the additional goodies...), and low and behold it says on the box NOT suitable for highway use... which a bit concerning considering I'm going to be loading it up with gear and hitting the trails.

I've read that you can get around the highway issue by using a ton of lube to help with the heat. Any thoughts? Any other recommendations?
I have been running ultra heavy tubes for 3 seasons, and over 60,000 kms in my 990 with no issues. I had one puncture on grey creek pass, and other than the obvious damage from the nail the tube looked fine. I always did a normal install, no talcum powder, no extra lube, just normal.

By the way, Dave at Ride Concepts has my shock done, so I at least get to put it back on the bike this weekend!
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