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Old 06-04-2012, 04:00 AM   #1381
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hey Stevo,undo your valve stem nuts and back them off to the valve cap,that way you can keep an eye on tyre creep
The way you suggest is exactly the way i had my valve stem before, when the tube tore at the valve stem, causing my flat tire, and ultimate destruction of a D606 tire.
With the tube greased up and slick, there shouldn't be any tube creeping around on the inside of the tire.
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Old 06-04-2012, 04:14 AM   #1382
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:41 AM   #1383
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A note on the trials tires....Alot of the HOT enduro riders up in Michigan use the trials tires on thier single track racers. There are alot of rocky trails.... But these bikes are not street legal ...... So I have no info on how they work on the street. 1 would figure they would work well.........They grip rock extremely well... and pavement is rock sorta.... Davo
The MT43 trials tires I have on my 500xcw are DOT - street legal.

One of the big advantages of trials tires (other than you can climb like a mountain goat with them; they are awesome here in the Rocky mountains) is that they don't tear up/destroy/trench the trail. Trail damage is a big issue here in Colorado (that the greenies use to get trails closed on us) so we try and tread lightly.

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Old 06-04-2012, 08:37 AM   #1384
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Lots of Eastern mountain riders use them for rocky trails. EVERYONE tell me they are great at LOW speeds but dont do well at high speed - say 30 and up. Make senses - trials are low speed, as are most rocky single track. Not too cool for deep sand and mud like I ride most of the time. Knobby rear for me....
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:38 PM   #1385
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The way you suggest is exactly the way i had my valve stem before, when the tube tore at the valve stem, causing my flat tire, and ultimate destruction of a D606 tire.
With the tube greased up and slick, there shouldn't be any tube creeping around on the inside of the tire.
Dont you guys use talcome powder or baby powder in your tires before you mount them? Ive done that since I was a kid...... Works great..... Not nearly as messy as grease sounds.... A little water clean-up and good to go..... Also... petrolium products and rubber dont mix too well. Davo

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Old 06-04-2012, 11:50 PM   #1386
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The MT43 trials tires I have on my 500xcw are DOT - street legal.

One of the big advantages of trials tires (other than you can climb like a mountain goat with them; they are awesome here in the Rocky mountains) is that they don't tear up/destroy/trench the trail. Trail damage is a big issue here in Colorado (that the greenies use to get trails closed on us) so we try and tread lightly.

Hope this helps

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Old 06-05-2012, 07:51 AM   #1387
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Another video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShcEQb_N7U8

Filmed somewhere around NC, Tn, or VA. Not sure where.
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:28 AM   #1388
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShcEQb_N7U8

Filmed somewhere around NC, Tn, or VA. Not sure where.
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Old 06-06-2012, 05:42 AM   #1389
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'nd 'nuther
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Old 06-06-2012, 07:43 PM   #1390
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Found the video of the racer who greased his tube before installing it in the tire


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6roP...e_gdata_player
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Old 06-06-2012, 09:08 PM   #1391
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Hmm

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Found the video of the racer who greased his tube before installing it in the tire


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6roP...e_gdata_player
interesting.
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:31 AM   #1392
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Can imagine how much dirt I could get stuck to a greasy tube when changing it on the trail lol.
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:34 AM   #1393
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Can imagine how much dirt I could get stuck to a greasy tube when changing it on the trail lol.

Yeah, no kidding.

On the trail, it would be the most basic fix, no grease...
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Old 06-07-2012, 06:23 PM   #1394
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Im gonna stick with the powder.......It has worked for me for many years. It does the same thing, just powder the inside of the tire and the tube.
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Old 06-07-2012, 07:10 PM   #1395
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So has anyone from California, or even the U.S had their EXC ECU remapped for the XC-W?? I keep calling dealers and they keep telling me its not possible.
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