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Old 03-13-2013, 05:33 PM   #15050
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Originally Posted by Rich667 View Post
I used to rip valve stems out left and right with no rimlock when dirt riding. It depends on air pressure and how/where you ride. You could also install a second rim lock opposite of the first to help with balancing.
When I picked up my '97 DR350SE last year, the PO had removed both rim locks and fitted some self-tapping screws through the rims and into the tyre walls; apparently it was an old trials-riding mod that has been around for years.

Looks a bit weird, but hey presto, no balancing issues and no slippage, even with really low pressures.

It works for me - YMMV.
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