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Old 11-20-2011, 10:40 AM   #46
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They actually used the Tubeliss inner tube in the rear and a bicycle tube in the front. The idea was just to be able to adjust the feel and extend the use of the mousse when it becomes soft. The tubes should be as thin as possible otherwise you'll not be able to fit it with a new mousse. I have a feeling that it would be quite a mission in any case.
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Old 11-21-2011, 05:16 PM   #47
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Thinking of pulling the trigger on the new Mefo Big Mousse for the front of my 570 Berg....getting tired of the flats....2 last week alone inside 15 miles....
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Old 11-21-2011, 06:54 PM   #48
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I'm convinced. I just ordered 2 MOM21s for the fronts on my CRF230F and WR250R. Working on the correct sizes for the rear Pirelli MT43 and IRC 4.00-18 TR11 trials tires. I'll do winter shakedown testing and be ready to roll next spring - no more tubes and attendant tire changing tools and pump, saving about 10-12 pounds on the WRR.
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Old 11-21-2011, 07:21 PM   #49
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Thinking of pulling the trigger on the new Mefo Big Mousse for the front of my 570 Berg....getting tired of the flats....2 last week alone inside 15 miles....
Go for it! let us know how it goes, and posts some pics... Im thinking of going with the Mefo Big Mousse on the front too for our trip...
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Old 11-21-2011, 07:23 PM   #50
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I'm convinced. I just ordered 2 MOM21s for the fronts on my CRF230F and WR250R. Working on the correct sizes for the rear Pirelli MT43 and IRC 4.00-18 TR11 trials tires. I'll do winter shakedown testing and be ready to roll next spring - no more tubes and attendant tire changing tools and pump, saving about 10-12 pounds on the WRR.
Let me know how the rear situation works out, I was under the impression that mousses didnt fit the tall side wall of the trials type tires... Im really pumped that more and more people are trying mousse, I think savings in hassle and tools is going to be worth it.
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Old 11-21-2011, 07:28 PM   #51
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If it's helpful, I did a post on changing mousses some months ago, starting with post 465 in this thread.
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Old 11-21-2011, 08:21 PM   #52
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If it's helpful, I did a post on changing mousses some months ago, starting with post 465 in this thread.
so helpful that I just became a sponsor for your Dakar campaign....
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Old 11-22-2011, 04:41 PM   #53
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We will have a "support guy" with backup spares etc, who will be able to helicopter us spares in an emergency, he will be camped at one end of the trail. This scenario is obviously very expensive since it's in a remote part of northern Canada, but we simply do .
Did I jsut read this right. You will have spare helicoptered in. What kind of ride, support and wallet do you have going on.

I am on page 50 or so of the BAM ride, adn he toasted his rear mousse and has needed a new one.

If you have heli support fuck the mousse and jsut use heavy duty tubes and a rim lock. Esspeically if you are only riding 250s. When you got a flat call in the bird and the mechainc and keep riding till they catch up with you.
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Old 11-23-2011, 07:29 AM   #54
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Did I jsut read this right. You will have spare helicoptered in. What kind of ride, support and wallet do you have going on.

I am on page 50 or so of the BAM ride, adn he toasted his rear mousse and has needed a new one.

If you have heli support fuck the mousse and jsut use heavy duty tubes and a rim lock. Esspeically if you are only riding 250s. When you got a flat call in the bird and the mechainc and keep riding till they catch up with you.
Not exactly, I think you got the wrong impression. We do not own a helicoper or have a bunch of money to burn. The kinda of ride we are going on is nothing like the BAM road or any other trail you might think of. It is a 3 part trip, the 2nd. Part being the difficult one. It is approx 600km of unsupported land to cross in the subartic of Canada which include crossing over the continental divide. I say "land" and not "trail" because a significant portion of that 600km no longer has any distinguishable trail remaining due to rock slides, bogs and rivers... There is no one up there to help us if we get stuck, hurt, or have a mechanical failure. No one has ever made it through unsupported without a fuel/food drop via bush plane or helicopter. That being said we are attempting to be the first to do this unsupported. This means we have no intention of using a helicopter, however in an emergency(broken bones etc) we have no choice but to pull out the visa and make a call on the satellite phone for help. I truly believe that a mousse will work in our trip and fully plan on using them. If you would like to know more about our trip feel free to visit us in the Canada regional forum under "the ultimate Canol thread". On that note, I'll stop my own highjack... Back to regular programing
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Old 02-03-2012, 04:25 PM   #55
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http://www.mefo-shop.de/Reifen/Mousse/

Some dimensions to choose from here.
Now which mousse-tyre combo should I choose for my 690RR for dual sporting?
I don't like the Michelin Desert tyres on the tar ( too slippery rubber when wet ) and don't ride hard competitive style, but rather conservatory and moderate gravel-touring speeds - depending on how bad, fast mates I ride with

Let's just say we do medium to long transport liaisons on tarmac and topping it off with moderate level gravel roads - nada pure offroad. Just some odd greenlaning and tractor roads, wood roads etc.
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:13 PM   #56
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Let's just say we do medium to long transport liaisons on tarmac and topping it off with moderate level gravel roads - nada pure offroad. Just some odd greenlaning and tractor roads, wood roads etc.
You are making me cry. Why not sell the 690RR and get a GS for that stuff?
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Old 02-03-2012, 06:05 PM   #57
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Well, that's nobody elses biznezz. And since I already own an F800GS
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Old 02-03-2012, 06:06 PM   #58
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Old 02-21-2012, 04:22 PM   #59
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I have a question ....

I might be all washed up on this, but maybe you can help me out:

Would it be right to assume that with a big dual sport (say...a 690 KTM or maybe a 570 Berg) that seems some highway miles, one could use a tire mousse up front and just stay with a regular good old fashioned heavy duty tube out back (no mousse)?

Thoughts?

Thanks folks. Great site. Great knowledge base too.

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Old 02-21-2012, 04:50 PM   #60
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I have a question ....

I might be all washed up on this, but maybe you can help me out:

Would it be right to assume that with a big dual sport (say...a 690 KTM or maybe a 570 Berg) that seems some highway miles, one could use a tire mousse up front and just stay with a regular good old fashioned heavy duty tube out back (no mousse)?

Thoughts?

Thanks folks. Great site. Great knowledge base too.

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