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Old 01-23-2014, 08:47 AM   #1
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Hey all... So I had a set of Woody Wheels built for my 990 Adv with the rear being tubeless now. I just got a set of TKC80's and it appears the rear is a tube type. I thought I was getting a tubeless but didn't and no one has a tubeless that I can find in the US.

Can I run this tire without a tube? I can put a tube in but then I screw up my new tubeless rim and would have to send it back to Woody to re-seal. If I do that I would rather run the D908.

I got these for a Baja trip and am only hoping they last long enough for the trip. Probably 2000 miles total.

Thanks for any advise you all have.
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Old 01-23-2014, 09:15 AM   #2
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Most reports seem to say TKC's are too soft of sidewall for the rocks of Baja anyway.

606 front 908 rear. Oops, just checked them and they are both "tube type"

No opinion on running them tubeless. I usually trust the engineers over opinions. Must be a reason.

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Old 01-23-2014, 10:48 AM   #3
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Hey all... So I had a set of Woody Wheels built for my 990 Adv with the rear being tubeless now. I just got a set of TKC80's and it appears the rear is a tube type. I thought I was getting a tubeless but didn't and no one has a tubeless that I can find in the US.

Can I run this tire without a tube? I can put a tube in but then I screw up my new tubeless rim and would have to send it back to Woody to re-seal. If I do that I would rather run the D908.

I got these for a Baja trip and am only hoping they last long enough for the trip. Probably 2000 miles total.

Thanks for any advise you all have.
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:46 AM   #5
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:54 AM   #6
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Hey all... So I had a set of Woody Wheels built for my 990 Adv with the rear being tubeless now. I just got a set of TKC80's and it appears the rear is a tube type. I thought I was getting a tubeless but didn't and no one has a tubeless that I can find in the US.

Can I run this tire without a tube? I can put a tube in but then I screw up my new tubeless rim and would have to send it back to Woody to re-seal. If I do that I would rather run the D908.

I got these for a Baja trip and am only hoping they last long enough for the trip. Probably 2000 miles total.

Thanks for any advise you all have.
In response to your question, rather than just telling you to go buy new tires, yes I run tube type tires in a tubeless application all the time and it works fine. Right now I am running a 606 front an 908 rear tubeless an also a Michelin trials tire with a DOT legal Kenda front knobbie all tubeless an they all hold air just fine. Run it.
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:59 AM   #7
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Thank you all...

I was wondering if it would hold air and sounds like it does.
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Old 01-23-2014, 12:22 PM   #8
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Thank you all...

I was wondering if it would hold air and sounds like it does.
I will be very surprise if it doesn't but you can always add a touch of slime to be sure.
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I will be very surprise if it doesn't but you can always add a touch of slime to be sure.
Or maybe Stans (stuff used on tubeless mountain bike setups).

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Thank you all...

I was wondering if it would hold air and sounds like it does.
I run other rear tires tubeless on a similar setup (the mefo is a tube type, I think). It was a bit harder to seal the first time, but after the first ride it was fine. I think I added a couple psi every 2 days on a long trip- something I could easily do with a hand pump in 20 seconds kind of thing.

Brent, aren't you running a tubliss brand setup? or do you have plain old sealed rims too?
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Old 01-23-2014, 07:12 PM   #11
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I mounted it and will keep an eye on it..

Thanks again for the input...
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I run other rear tires tubeless on a similar setup (the mefo is a tube type, I think). It was a bit harder to seal the first time, but after the first ride it was fine. I think I added a couple psi every 2 days on a long trip- something I could easily do with a hand pump in 20 seconds kind of thing.

Brent, aren't you running a tubliss brand setup? or do you have plain old sealed rims too?
Yes I am running Tubliss brand system but it doesn't change that the tire has to do the sealing.
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Old 01-24-2014, 09:04 AM   #13
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No air loss at all after sitting overnight.

I don't know if running a sealant is a good idea or not with the sealing tape that Woody's used. I was thinking Slime or Ride On but Who knows...
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No air loss at all after sitting overnight.

I don't know if running a sealant is a good idea or not with the sealing tape that Woody's used. I was thinking Slime or Ride On but Who knows...
I'm not familiar with the sealing tape that Woody uses, but on my mountain bike using the Stans kit you seal the rim with tape. Been running the same tape for a couple of years with no issue. The one down side to Stans is it will dry out over time, especially in hot conditions and has to be refreshed. I do it through the valve stem after removing the core. Remember, I'm talking about a mtn bike. The theory should be the same for a motorcycle though.

I know some guys who run the Tubeliss brand system on their dirt bikes and also run Slime in the tire to get a good seal and deal with road/trail hazard punctures.

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No air loss at all after sitting overnight.

I don't know if running a sealant is a good idea or not with the sealing tape that Woody's used. I was thinking Slime or Ride On but Who knows...
What is this sealing tape? I'm putting together some spoked wheels now and I'd like to go tubeless if possible. Have heard of using RTV but tape seems like a better idea.
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