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Old 10-22-2010, 12:25 PM   #46
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[QUOTE=woody's wheel works] since i will only make rims tubeless that have a safety bead on them,,i am left with but one choice in the 21'' configuration,,a Sun 2.15 x21[QUOTE]


Woody, how about a Tubliss in the front with a TKC and then do the sealant thing on the rear??

I like the TKC a lot better that the 606 for the twisty pavement I like to ride.
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Old 10-22-2010, 02:51 PM   #47
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i sealed my wheels using the cyborg method. ... one of the best things ive done to my bike.
Share the same experience. It΄s a real good thing.

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Old 10-22-2010, 11:34 PM   #48
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Hmmmmm...

My 90-degree valve stems arrived, and I bought silicon, but now you guys have me thinking about "the Cyborg method." There are a lot of sensible pros to this:

1. No problem removing valve stem to run a tube if need be.

2. Easier to repair individual leaking spokes. (Possible to even have a small road kit for trips, enough to fix a few spokes?)

3. Possibly more durable (???) than silicon band?

4. tire changes slightly easier than with silicon (due to the silicon taking up some of the dish space)


Cons:

1. No adjusting of spokes possible (I think this will pretty much be a non-issue)


Any other pros/cons to add I haven't thought of?
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Old 10-22-2010, 11:41 PM   #49
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I've also used the "cyborg" method to seal the rear rim of my SE. No problems so far. Very easy to do, just a little time consuming. I've not had a problem with running regular "tube" type tires either. You can get away with lower pressures for better traction, no need for a rim lock and no need to balance the wheel.
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Old 10-23-2010, 01:59 AM   #50
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Sort of on topic: What if we didn't need to hold air in the tire at all?

http://www.wimp.com/airlesswheels/
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Old 10-23-2010, 03:39 AM   #51
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Sort of on topic: What if we didn't need to hold air in the tire at all?
Yeah until you hit a pothole or your wife runs into every curb around when she's parking!
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Old 10-23-2010, 06:12 PM   #52
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Greetings,
I checked with a US importer of the Alpina wheels, and here's what he had to say about availability for the 950 Super Enduros:

"Just got word back from Alpina.
unfortunately our Kit STS Tubeless or Complete Tubeless wheels are not available for the KTM 950 SuperEnduro.
Sorry about that.
I wish that we could have fitted your model with a set of alpina's..."



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Old 10-24-2010, 08:03 AM   #53
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KTM950E,


Please, do you have a contact to US importer of Alpina Raggi ?


Thank You,
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Old 10-24-2010, 08:12 AM   #54
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Greetings,
I contacted JC at jc@jcpakbikes.com

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Old 10-25-2010, 07:57 AM   #55
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The new Husaberg Supermotos and the KTM 690 are running a new tubeless system...

Does anyone know what method the factory is using?.
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Old 10-25-2010, 10:39 AM   #56
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Alright...following "Cyborg's" tutorial, two coats of Seal-All followed by a layer of electrical tape to protect the Seal-All from an errant tire iron and so far she's survived the "Bathtub" test. I skipped the "Goop" step because I'm outta time...supposed to be a nice day tomorrow, and probably the last of it's kind for my riding season.

If it's still got 40 psi in it tomorrow morning, I'll call it a success and start on the front in a couple days. The front is gonna be a bitch cause I went nuts with the silicone seal last spring...didn't work, but now I have to get all that off the rim first...ugh!!
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Old 10-25-2010, 10:56 AM   #57
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Alright...following "Cyborg's" tutorial, two coats of Seal-All followed by a layer of electrical tape to protect the Seal-All from an errant tire iron and so far she's survived the "Bathtub" test. I skipped the "Goop" step because I'm outta time...supposed to be a nice day tomorrow, and probably the last of it's kind for my riding season.

If it's still got 40 psi in it tomorrow morning, I'll call it a success and start on the front in a couple days. The front is gonna be a bitch cause I went nuts with the silicone seal last spring...didn't work, but now I have to get all that off the rim first...ugh!!
Can't wait to hear the results after your first few rides!!
I got the seal all yesterday!
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Old 10-25-2010, 12:34 PM   #58
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Grrr...two spokes are leaking. Now I gotta pull the thing apart and put the tube back in it tomorrow morning before I can leave. Dammit!

Well...we'll get it. Maybe I shouldn't have skipped the "Goop" step after all! I guess I have all winter to get it right. Tomorrow we ride!
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Old 10-25-2010, 12:37 PM   #59
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Grrr...two spokes are leaking. Now I gotta pull the thing apart and put the tube back in it tomorrow morning before I can leave. Dammit!

Well...we'll get it. Maybe I shouldn't have skipped the "Goop" step after all! I guess I have all winter to get it right. Tomorrow we ride!
Darn... Bummer.
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Old 10-25-2010, 05:34 PM   #60
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Got my supplies for the "Cyborg" method. One question: do I need to prep the area around the spoke nipples, like scuffing with scotchbrite like is recommended for the other method? Or will the sealant grab the nipple and that's good enough?
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