Tubliss on the 950SE?

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by joan-gs, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. joan-gs

    joan-gs If I were a rich man.....

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    If you did not hear about the tubliss, here a link

    http://www.nuetech.com/tubliss.shtml

    I only see advantages on this system, provided that they make 2.50 Rims systems.

    Anybody mounted this in his KTM?
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  2. pete40

    pete40 Life Behind Bars

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    I doubt anybody has on a 950. Last time I looked, the guy making them could not supply too many sizes, especially 18".

    The thing definitely works. When the guy does eventually get his act together and produce this thing in large quantities and multiple sizes, it will be a goer for sure.
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  3. gefr

    gefr Life is a trip

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    I find it overpriced though. I believe a fair price would be in the vicinity of $40. The market will descide. Cheers.
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  4. Hammer

    Hammer Hawlin' aZZ

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    I'm running tube-LESS spoke wheels from Woody's. They work fine and hold air. I'm sure he can do the same thing with 18" & 21" as he did with 19 & 17. Guess I don't see the fuss.
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  5. pete40

    pete40 Life Behind Bars

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    What method do they use to seal the spoke nipples?

    These are on road tyres I presume - it's abit more difficult on off-road.
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  6. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second...

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    no speed rating or testing........:huh
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  7. Hammer

    Hammer Hawlin' aZZ

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    Best to direct your questions to Woody. I bought them 2nd hand, mounted, working fine.
    I don't know that sealing spoke nipples is more difficult on an off-road wheel. It may be more difficult on a butter rim like the stock KTM. A good stiff Sun rim and O/S spokes should stay together fine. In fact, I think Woody will gaurantee them.
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  8. twofur

    twofur Been here awhile

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    I'm running the tubliss on the 21" wheel on my 530. Works great and holds air at least as well as a tube.


    Kurt
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  10. claferal

    claferal Been here awhile

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    The problem of the tubliss for road use is that it is failed the tube becomes flat inmediately, like a "boom" and no air into it
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    dlrides 1:1.618

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  12. farfar

    farfar Lejos , lejos

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    Anybody mounted this in his KTM?[/quote]

    I`ve just do it and it seems that it works. This weekend I run 300 km without leaks.IMO, the great advantage is that you can go with 20 Psi or less without flat´s risk . :ricky
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  13. mookymoo

    mookymoo Mookish Mook

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    I thought it was the opposite - he was discouraging ppl from going that way...
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  14. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    I'm going to give it a try on my 950 ADV when I get my new front rim. (1.6") I'll be sure to report back.

    This setup should be similar to a sportbike tubeless setup in a flat situation.:ear


    The reply I got back from the owner is they may plan to do wider version too.

    2.5"x 18" seamed possable for the SE rear. 4.25" he's not so sure.

    2.1" for stock front maybe in the future.

    I'm sure the more people that contact him showing interest in differant sizes the sooner they may be made.
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  15. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    I got my new rim setup back and installed Nuetech 1.6" Tubless system.

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    Installation was pretty straight forward, W/ a thinner rim, I found getting the new tire on a bit more of a challenge than the wider stock 950 rim.

    It's all aired up and ready for testing.

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  16. ARod2000

    ARod2000 Been here awhile

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    Seems he's made some progress on fulfilling orders. I got mine about a month ago and have them on my Husky WR250. What a difference. Very noticeable. Hadn't even thought of putting them on the big bike but I may move the front over to the 990. :clap
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  17. RXV_Poor

    RXV_Poor Been here awhile

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    I had 1 of the first generations. Work well once then they didn't reseal. 1 of them wouldn't even seal from the factory. They did standby their product and shipped me new replacements.

    I haven't had time to try them yet.
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  18. Yzlvr

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    New shipment coming in in a couple of weeks. The 18" are available, but they are only fitting a 1.65" front, or 2.15 rear rim. They said maybe later this year for a 2.5" rim. Also not dot rated.
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  19. Katoomer

    Katoomer Silver Surfer

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    Hey CJ! How's tricks?.....loving my rack with the new TT panniers. Blockout plates look cool too! :wave I'm thinking of installing the tubliss system on my SE. Doug at Alaska Leather is giving them a try on his ATK 604.....kind of pilot testing them for me. Once I see his report, I'll probably spring for a set too.

    Just wondering if you had to drill another hole for the inner bladder? Would I be able to use the rim lock hole instead? I've mounted up a set of TKCs for some on and off-road duty. Had the Dunlops but wanted to get a few more miles out of them. I'm going for a more hard-edged adventure touring mount.:ricky

    Keep us posted.

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  20. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    The A60 Excel has two 8mm holes in it stock. I opened one up to 10mm for the Rim lock/Air fill stud.

    Mine sealed up no problem, I did a test last night.

    I aired the tire up to 38psi. and slowing aired down the bladder. When I got to about 80psi air started leaking around the seal. Aired it back up and it stopped....just like it should. These are not d o t approved, but I like living on the edge and trying new things at my own risk.:lol3 We'll see how it holds up and I'll keep you posted.

    Wild bike you have there Katoomer, nice job.
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