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Old 04-19-2013, 07:08 AM   #1
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School's in - School me on inner tubes please!

Hey all,

That time again when I need to replace the skins on the ol' beast (R100RT). When ordering tires, I'm also looking at inner tubes. What a mess! Everything from about $10 to, well, $30-$40. I'm aware of the differences between synthetic and natural rubber (tear resistance, air seepage, etc) but really, what's the difference for street use in alloy rims between a $10 and $30 air bladder?

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Old 04-19-2013, 07:55 AM   #2
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:57 AM   #3
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my natural sarcasm forces me to say $20

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Old 04-19-2013, 02:26 PM   #4
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I'm currently running a $3 Thai-made innertube in the front tire of my GS. It seems to hold air every bit as well as any other tube I've ever used.
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:32 AM   #5
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Some folks swear by heavy duty tubes for everything. Personally, I'm of the school of thought that standard duty tubes are better for on-road use. Less heat build up according to that line of thought. Can't verify that, though.

I even ran standard duty tubes in the F650 when I still ran it off road a fair bit.

Go ahead and spring for rim strips while ordering tubes - if you don't, you'll surely find one or both in sad shape.
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