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Old 06-10-2014, 02:48 PM   #1126
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I've run everything from stock to what ever I could find at that size. My last tubes were Michellin heavy duty. They are really thick. I've had tubeless tires that were thinner than those tubes. They are a little hard to work with, but they should last and be puncture resistent.
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Old 06-10-2014, 02:57 PM   #1127
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Do you mean the ultra heavy duty? I couldn't find the right size for the rear. Those are the ones that are 4mm thick.

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Old 06-10-2014, 03:06 PM   #1128
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That would be the ones.

Order some spoke weights also if you want me to mount your tires. The ones that go on the spokes last forever and are easier to put on and balance.
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Old 06-10-2014, 03:12 PM   #1129
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Just wondering.......

These are good heavy tubes, so don't get me wrong. Everyone has had different experiences. With sustained highway speeds however, heavier tubes tend to build more heat than lighter tubes. On many of the 950 KTM sites, they recommend not running too heavy a tube. I have had them melt right on to the inside of my front tire before and had to literally rip them back out of the tire. I tend to run heavier tubes in my lighter bikes and lighter tubes in my heavier bikes. Just wondering what your experiences were?

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Old 06-10-2014, 04:19 PM   #1130
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I have them on a K60 for almost 9000 miles. I've ridden everything from rough off road to hwy at 70 mph and haven't had any problem. They are on an 800 GS. I've ridden in some pretty hot weather also.
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Old 06-10-2014, 04:22 PM   #1131
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I will try to make it to the Wallowa rally.
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Old 06-10-2014, 05:08 PM   #1132
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I'm leading a ride from Asotin next Thurs. We will be leaving Asotin at 10:00. Try to make it.
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Old 06-10-2014, 05:27 PM   #1133
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I will try to make it to the Wallowa rally.
I'm waiting for your IN on the thread.
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Old 06-10-2014, 07:55 PM   #1134
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These are good heavy tubes, so don't get me wrong. Everyone has had different experiences. With sustained highway speeds however, heavier tubes tend to build more heat than lighter tubes. On many of the 950 KTM sites, they recommend not running too heavy a tube. I have had them melt right on to the inside of my front tire before and had to literally rip them back out of the tire. I tend to run heavier tubes in my lighter bikes and lighter tubes in my heavier bikes. Just wondering what your experiences were?

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You need to use more baby powder inside the tire to cut down the friction!
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Old 06-10-2014, 08:08 PM   #1135
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The (Plain, unscented, Cheep) Talcum powder will help you NOT pinch your tube when mounting and dismounting the tire and it will help the tire run cooler on the highway.

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Old 06-10-2014, 08:22 PM   #1136
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The (Plain, unscented, Cheep) Talcum powder will help you NOT pinch your tube when mounting and dismounting the tire and it will help the tire run cooler on the highway.

Why don't you want to smell good?
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Old 06-10-2014, 08:44 PM   #1137
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That would be the ones.

Order some spoke weights also if you want me to mount your tires. The ones that go on the spokes last forever and are easier to put on and balance.
Which rear tube size are you running. I'm only seeing 18s available in the Michelin UHD tubes.

I'll get some spoke weights with the tubes. I'm assuming you'll have the powder since you're retired yeah? Oh and I'm noisy now!



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Old 06-10-2014, 08:53 PM   #1138
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Which rear tube size are you running. I'm only seeing 18s available in the Michelin UHD tubes.

I'll get some spoke weights with the tubes. I'm assuming you'll have the powder since you're retired yeah? Oh and I'm noisy now!
Try Moose Tubes.

http://www.mooseracing.com/products/...oductId=114465
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:06 PM   #1139
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I have the heavy duties on the front. I don't remeber what I have on the rear.
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:36 PM   #1140
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really! ;-)

Only been riding 52 years. I've learned a little, but just a little...... .

I don't run TKC's on the front either. Flimsy side walls pinch flat.
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