[SOLVED] Changing Rear Tire, Did I fuck up my Tubeless rims?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by naruse, May 16, 2018 at 4:54 PM.

  1. naruse

    naruse Been here awhile

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    Hey guys,

    Tried to be as careful as possible and used a cloth but still I managed to scratch the rims :/.

    This is from an R1150gsa rear tire rim. did I fuck up and now my rim cannot be tubeless? :/.

    Looking forward for your knowledge :S

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  2. superscott

    superscott Adventurer

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    Those aren't scratches, those are gouges. That being said, air up the tire and check the beads for leaks. If its leaking, get some rubber cement and apply it on the tire bead in the affected areas
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  3. RonKZ650

    RonKZ650 Been here awhile

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    Those gouges, scratches, whatever they are, won't hurt anything as far as holding air. You'll be fine.
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  4. Black Rhino

    Black Rhino Hopelessly optimistic cat herder

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    You will likely be just fine. Remove any areas where the metal is bunched up at (you can do this with a sharp razor blade....) to prevent the possible loss of air in those areas. Get "Rim savers" and get spoons with wide heads (the B/M Dunlop knock off is my go to....). I had to file down the inside of my rims to make them tubeless , cleaning up where they were welded together.
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  5. naruse

    naruse Been here awhile

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    guys, thank you so much for the replies! :), Didnt know it was called gouges (english is not my main lang). Still, thanks for the clarification and help! <3
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