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Old 03-06-2012, 11:25 PM   #1
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Has anyone tried this tubeless wheel conversion method?

I saw a video on YouTube and found this tubeliss kit on Ebay. I was wondering if anyone has tried this kit out and how it worked.

Here is a link to the YouTube video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikKeV...ature=youtu.be

It can be also found in Ebay if you search for "tubeless ducati"

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Old 03-07-2012, 03:21 AM   #2
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The only problem I could foresee with this product is fitting the tire on with the space on the channel of the wheel filled with tape. My experience is that the tire needs to be able to sit in the high spot of the wheel as you install it. If it's filled with tape the tolerance may be to tight making tire installation very difficult?
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Old 03-07-2012, 04:13 AM   #3
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I saw a video on YouTube and found this tubeliss kit on Ebay. I was wondering if anyone has tried this kit out and how it worked.

Here is a link to the YouTube video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikKeV...ature=youtu.be

It can be also found in Ebay if you search for "tubeless ducati"
Great find JTXT. For others that are interested here's the link to eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tubeless-kit...sories&vxp=mtr

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Old 03-07-2012, 05:55 AM   #4
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:46 AM   #5
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The only problem I could foresee with this product is fitting the tire on with the space on the channel of the wheel filled with tape. My experience is that the tire needs to be able to sit in the high spot of the wheel as you install it. If it's filled with tape the tolerance may be to tight making tire installation very difficult?
It is hard to tell from the video but the tape does not look that much thicker than the rubber rim strip that originally is installed on the rim and should not make installing the tire too much more difficult.
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:39 AM   #6
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This looks promising.

Who's gonna be the OC guinea pig?
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:47 AM   #7
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I'm seriously thinking about it, I ordered a 19/17 wheelset from Woody's yesterday and was planning on doing Cyborg's tubeless sealing method.I sent Woody an e-mail today to find out if he has any knowledge or experience of how the Outex system performs.
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:55 AM   #8
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Looks easy enough,but if you did this,do they make any tubeless knobbies?
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:05 PM   #9
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I'm seriously thinking about it, I ordered a 19/17 wheelset from Woody's yesterday and was planning on doing Cyborg's tubeless sealing method.I sent Woody an e-mail today to find out if he has any knowledge or experience of how the Outex system performs.
Please keep us in the loop with Woody's reply.
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:21 PM   #10
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Tubeless Tires?

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Looks easy enough,but if you did this,do they make any tubeless knobbies?
I've ridden tubeless TKC-80s on my BMW 1200GS, so yes (assuming you consider those knobbies).

Here's a dumb question: if I convert my tubed rims to tubeless, do I also need to buy tubeless tires? Or is a tire just a tire? I've ridden both tubed and tubeless, but never thought about converting one to the other.
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:13 PM   #11
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I've ridden tubeless TKC-80s on my BMW 1200GS, so yes (assuming you consider those knobbies).

Here's a dumb question: if I convert my tubed rims to tubeless, do I also need to buy tubeless tires? Or is a tire just a tire? I've ridden both tubed and tubeless, but never thought about converting one to the other.
Yes, some tires can work as tubeless but some can't, I think it might have to do with the thickness (and stiffness) of the side-walls (the thicker the better?)....
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:27 PM   #12
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No safety bead on the front rim would have to rule it out for that end.
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:29 PM   #13
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Okay, that looks awesome. I've had mixed success with the "cyborg" method, and it's tedious. This method looks WAY easier. Where? How much? I don't see the thickness of the adhesive being an issue for mounting tires.

Who's gonna try it?
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:36 PM   #14
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Great find JTXT. For others that are interested here's the link to eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tubeless-kit...sories&vxp=mtr

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The kit for two wheels is $130 + $30 for shipping from eBay, see the link to eBay listed above.
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:55 AM   #15
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The kit for two wheels is $130 + $30 for shipping from eBay, see the link to eBay listed above.
The $129 is only for a kit to suit 2 x 17" rims. You need to search their site http://www2s.biglobe.ne.jp/~outex/tu...nglishlist.htm for the specific kit required, ie 21" front & 18" rear, etc. Then identify the kit to the seller via eBay and they'll get back to you with a price.

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