View Single Post
Old 10-12-2007, 08:15 AM   #8
Brit in the Soviet Union
RedRupert's Avatar
Joined: Jun 2006
Location: Riga, Latvia / Bergerac, France / Colchester, UK
Oddometer: 571
Yes, a good write up.

I did mine a year ago. I've since done over 10,000 km on it, and changed one tyre. All has been well.

I used normal silicon mastic, and did it in one go. I used masking tape over greased spoke nipples to allow for adjustment.

I did not do the front as: 1) it's much easier to repair a front puncture, 2) there is no safety bead, and 3) it is much worse to have a front wash out than a rear (but now I've tested DIY tubeless, I would do a front).

I think a tubeless tyre may last longer, but I need more time to tell.
Attached Images
KTM 970 Adventure (2004 with carbed 2008 SD 990)
Honda 650 Dominator (1988)
Kawasaki KLR 650 (1988)
Yamaha RD 350 LC (1984)
RedRupert is offline   Reply With Quote