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Old 07-29-2012, 10:12 PM   #13771
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The following (from Orange Crush) was one of the primary reasons I sealed my rear XC wheel.

My question to any that may have done this: The front wheel doesn't have the "safety lips" or raised portion on the wheel so running tubeless is not such a great idea, but would sealing the spoke nipples and using some type of rubber washer/grommet around the nutted valve stem have the effect of slowing down the escaping air in the event of a blowout? Seems like it might work.

I've lost air in a couple rear tires before and it was quite a task to rein the pony in. If the front went down quickly, so would you.

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My dad went to that tech weekend on his new to him 950 adv. Small world we live in.

My sealant is almost cured and I'll be mounting the tire on Tuesday. 6 days after I applied it. Can't wait to ride it!

May not be a bad idea to do some sealing in the front as well. I've never had front flat in 65,000 miles of riding. But, a front flat would be even scarier than the back.

If I had it to do over again, I would use a different compound. The 5200 is great and I'm sure very durable. I don't have many complaints. The two that I do have are the 7 day cure time and the ease of clean-up. I would use some stuff that we have at work called Pro Seal PRC 1422-B1/2 or B2. We seal airplanes with that shit and it cleans super easy with MEK. I'll put some more detail about this when I do my version of the full DIY.
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:21 PM   #13772
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I had 2 sets of Tournaces on my R1150GS and like them a lot. Got about 12K out of them! Would buy them again on my next bike.
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Old 07-30-2012, 02:23 AM   #13773
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Well, 2 years ago on Corsica, just shy of Italian coast waiting time for ANY (including 50 cent o-ring) BMW part was 1 week.
In Austria we been offered to wait 5 working days for thermostat for K1300.

The only companies who do 24 hours here is Honda and Suzuki. Yamaha comes third on level with Triumph, Kawasaki as bad as BMW and italians.

In Ukraine big powerful BMW service center tried to sell 900 Euros final drive assembly because they were unable (read greedy) to buy special tools required to change bearing in it.

And in Morocco we had no way to do ANYTHING with BMW in all but 1 city.


I always amazed how successfully BMW marketing created myth of BMW "worldwide service"...
Actually you're right. I had rear shock failure on a R100GS whilst in Morocco and called into a BMW (car) dealer in Gibraltar on the way home to be greeted with complete disinterest. I asked "surely you could call Munich to get the part number and get one delivered? You are a main BMW dealer after all!"........No.
Thinking about it, a lot of BMW parts are unique. So Triumph, in using things like Nissin brakes and commonly used oil filters, have an advantage in that these parts are widely available.
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Old 07-30-2012, 02:37 AM   #13774
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My sealant is almost cured and I'll be mounting the tire on Tuesday. 6 days after I applied it. Can't wait to ride it!
My interest in doing this is growing. Please do post a link to your "How to" thread. I notice on e-Bay that 5200 is available in 10oz tubes http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3M-Marine-...item27b9e33406
We'll need to know how much of this stuff we need to complete the job.
Cheers.
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Old 07-30-2012, 06:45 AM   #13775
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My interest in doing this is growing. Please do post a link to your "How to" thread. I notice on e-Bay that 5200 is available in 10oz tubes http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3M-Marine-...item27b9e33406
We'll need to know how much of this stuff we need to complete the job.
Cheers.
One tube is more than enough. I'd recommend getting the quick dry so the bike isn't down for 7 days.
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Old 07-30-2012, 07:39 AM   #13776
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One tube is more than enough. I'd recommend getting the quick dry so the bike isn't down for 7 days.
I actually (and carefully) levered my tire back on after 2 1/2 days of cure time (I'm the impatient sort) and it passed the submersion test, but yeah the "fast cure" sets so much, well, faster.

ad_mech- Looking forward to your pictorial exposé and you have some Idaho dirt roads that need terrorizing.
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:15 AM   #13777
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Are they 40L boxes?

Pretty much dicided on these for my Tiger, however they do look like they are spaced quite far from the bike. Is this a standard mounting? What racks are you using?

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Sorry fbj913, I promised the pictures the following day, but we had a couple of powder days here and nothing takes priority over powder days, so hence the wait.




Does my butt look big in this? Hell yeah. I double checked and it is 39" across at the widest point. These pics were taken with my cell phone, so maybe a bit of a fisheye perspective. The right case does stick out a little more than the left, so it is not symmetrical.



I asked Roger at Caribou cases to mount mine an inch higher then stock for extra lean angle clearance because the leading edge of the case will touch down at about the same time as the pegs start to scrape. As I've already scraped both pegs I don't want the case to lever the back wheel off the ground. Maybe not a common problem.
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:21 AM   #13778
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:46 AM   #13779
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Looks like a soon-to-be deceased feline if that was my bike.
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:01 AM   #13780
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Pretty much dicided on these for my Tiger, however they do look like they are spaced quite far from the bike. Is this a standard mounting? What racks are you using?
Hello Navillus,

The racks are the ones Roger at Caribou Luggage sells with the cases as a package. They are Hepco and Becker racks which I am really happy with. The racks remove easily with a one size allen key. Much better then the SW Motech racks I had on a previous bike. The cases are 36 liters each. As mentioned mine are mounted 1" higher then stock, and have not had any trouble touching down the cases when riding "briskly" even when the pegs touch down. Other then that they are mounted standard, so the spacing from the bike is what you see. It looks exaggerated in the picture, in reality it looks very reasonable. 39" across is not any wider then most systems I have seen.
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:21 PM   #13781
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Looks like a soon-to-be deceased feline if that was my bike.
Nah, he keeps the mice out of the air boxes of the bikes and quads in the shop. He earns his keep and doesn't eat much.

Here he is at work...
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:43 PM   #13782
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I had 2 sets of Tournaces on my R1150GS and like them a lot. Got about 12K out of them! Would buy them again on my next bike.
Yeah I ran about 3-4 sets on my 1150 too, didn't get as many miles as you, but it was still the longest lasting tire I've ever used and never noticed any slipping, rain, shine or winter cold.

I'm just finishing a set Anakee 2s (radials) and don't think they'll last quite as long as the Tourances, but I really, really like the 110/80-19 front tire (radial) - best I've ever used, period. I'm not referring to grip (all premium tires grip just fine for me), but rather end-of-life profile. I ride a lot of , and as far back as I can remember, I've always had a "V" profiling problem on front tires that just turns the handling to crap (scary actually) and my Scorpion was pretty bad at 5k. This front Anakee is staying perfectly round with 7.5k, turn-in still perfectly linear, and plenty of side tread left.

FWIW, I also had an OEM-sized 100/90-19 Anakee2 (only bias-ply this size) and it was the worst tire I've ever run. Near hitting side wear bars by 2.5k, perhaps they were defective.
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Old 07-30-2012, 01:15 PM   #13783
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I finally finished my rack! Now time to go test it out.


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Old 07-30-2012, 01:25 PM   #13784
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Very cool! Sure beats taking the truck. bet av_mech is gonna want one now too!
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Old 07-30-2012, 01:51 PM   #13785
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Nice Salsa Josh! Cool rack.
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