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Old 02-25-2013, 09:20 PM   #1981
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That will buff out...no problem.

Ziptie effect is cool.
Rode about 160 miles like this...
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:36 AM   #1982
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Did that tube ever go flat, or did you catch a rock right on the rim edge and only bend the rim?



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Old 02-26-2013, 06:13 AM   #1983
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Did that tube ever go flat, or did you catch a rock right on the rim edge and only bend the rim?



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Wasn't me... bur oh yeah, went flat in an exciting sort of way.
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:55 AM   #1984
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tubes???????

Hello,

Thanks for ALL of the info regarding the Lippencott vs Coyote Canyon post.

Thanks again,

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Old 02-26-2013, 09:02 AM   #1985
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:22 AM   #1986
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Tubes??

Kenda tuff-tube or similar. Unless you're going to install bib-mousse.
The super thick ones can be more difficult to install, and they add unsprung weight. A desert thorn will penetrate any tire and tube combo if you hit it right, have seen that firsthand. A little heavier tube will resist pinch flats and installation pinches better. A lot of guys seem to have trouble with pinching on install, and I can only guess they are not putting enough air in the tube while installing it.

Just carry an extra front and a patch kit, and pump. Can be used on the back in a pinch (no punn ). I carry a tube for the rear as well.

Pinch flats seem to affect the big bikes the most for a several of reasons - speed, weight, manuverability. The general idea is you steer AROUND the protruding rocks, or loft the front end before hitting them. As mentioned, this becomes virtually impossible at 70mph-plus. All bets are off for Traveltoad.
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:08 AM   #1987
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As mentioned, this becomes virtually impossible at 70mph-plus. All bets are off for Traveltoad.
That's right, speed toad just hops right over those pointy rocks;

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Old 02-26-2013, 10:11 AM   #1988
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That's right, speed toad just hops right over those pointy rocks;
Just trying to stay in front of you and Radek.
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:17 AM   #1989
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Kenda tuff-tube or similar. Unless you're going to install bib-mousse.
The super thick ones can be more difficult to install, and they add unsprung weight. A desert thorn will penetrate any tire and tube combo if you hit it right, have seen that firsthand. A little heavier tube will resist pinch flats and installation pinches better. A lot of guys seem to have trouble with pinching on install, and I can only guess they are not putting enough air in the tube while installing it.

Just carry an extra front and a patch kit, and pump. Can be used on the back in a pinch (no punn ). I carry a tube for the rear as well.

Pinch flats seem to affect the big bikes the most for a several of reasons - speed, weight, manuverability. The general idea is you steer AROUND the protruding rocks, or loft the front end before hitting them. As mentioned, this becomes virtually impossible at 70mph-plus. All bets are off for Traveltoad.
For day to day carry... a regular duty front (21") tube and a patch kit will get you home and is much easier to carry.

For a DV type of trip where the distances are great and the area is so remote I also add a second heavy duty (not ultra heavy) and a heavy duty rear to my kit.

Another advantage of running two rim locks in each wheel is that if needed the bike can still (usually) be ridden with flats.
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Just trying to stay in front of you and Radek.
Radek's a cheater, on that little 450 Rallye . .
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For day to day carry... a regular duty front (21") tube and a patch kit will get you home and is much easier to carry.

For a DV type of trip where the distances are great and the area is so remote I also add a second heavy duty (not ultra heavy) and a heavy duty rear to my kit.

Another advantage of running two rim locks in each wheel is that if needed the bike can still (usually) be ridden with flats.
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I confused that...
Install HD tube or similar, carry the one you took out (regular). The extrememduty tubes are really thick, hard to deal with, and many are not convinced they help any. And they can cost a lot.

Last time I was in Chapparals they had some off-brand ultra-heavy dutytube that's really just a regular HD tube, and turned out to be really nice for about $14.

Butyl rubber is a standard tube material. Have never heard of latex tubes. We are talking tubes here, right?
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:45 PM   #1992
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The general idea is you steer AROUND the protruding rocks, or loft the front end before hitting them.
Oooh. Glad we cleared that up. Seems I've been doing it all wrong. Again.
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:12 PM   #1993
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Olancha Dunes is loaded big bike with street tires friendly and a few spots still open in the ride on Friday.

Perfect place to play in the sandbox.




To start my propaganda media blitz getting ready for DV, here's a short video of ours.

Lost in Death Valley 2013 from Lost Rider on Vimeo.


very nice, the pic in the vid at the hot spring is steamy....

my friends @ 9 jeeps were in dv and saw 3 bikers at the back of echo canyon, one of them is a female. that gotta be nancy.
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:19 PM   #1994
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to all the noobs who want to ride to the hot springs

i have been lookiing and finally found an experienced rider and veteran of dv who can lead a ride on friday, or possibly saturday. this is going to be a full day of riding @ 150 miles round trip. he's an advanced rider willing to ride slow and herd the cats. sorry, for using advanced and slow in the same sentence....

we want to know how many will be interested to sign IN. this may be the only opportunity to do this ride for this event.

post up if you're interested.
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:25 PM   #1995
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That's right, speed toad just hops right over those pointy rocks;

looks like the boys from michigan found some warm weather here.....

b, good to see lots of cool bikes. is that your yammy rally bike...??
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