Tubliss on the 950SE?

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

  1. hollywood_72

    hollywood_72 Been here awhile

    Aug 25, 2007
    Tecumseh, Mi
    Cool idea, but I can buy a lot of tubes (even HD tubes) for the cost this system. And what happens when you get a nail or the like that punctures the inter tube that’s pumped up to 110psi?
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  2. Johnf3

    Johnf3 Long timer

    Apr 10, 2007
    West Texas
    If the inner tube punctures, you're SOL. That's the reason I can't convert my dirt bikes over to this system. Not that we have nails on our trails, but have you ever seen a mesquite thorn? It's common for those to be several inches in length and they will make short work of the inner tube in the Tubliss system, I suspect.

    I'll stick with the tried and true regular tube/liquid sealant combo for now. Really the only choice for thorn country, besides Mousse inserts.

    Otherwise, the Tubliss sustem is the way to go, especially if you are running heavy duty tubes to prevent pinch flats. The tubliss system will save you a couple of pounds of unsprung weight, which is nice.
  3. homerj

    homerj 742 Evergreen Terrace

    Apr 11, 2005
    742 Evergreen Terrace
    How are you liking the tubliss? I'm trying to decide between this and running mousse on an Adv but I dont' really like that solution for dualsporting. And I don't want to have to buy a second front rim (1 for commuting, 1 for dirt riding)

    What sort of pressures are you guys running? Is there any special prep necessary for such a heavy bike?
  4. genghis9021

    genghis9021 Arak Connoisseur

    Jul 6, 2008
    Chiang Mai, Thailand & NORCAL
    Yes !

    I'm a big fan.

    There were a few speed bumps - the initial rim lock had a raised bolt head that could (and did for me, twice) impact the tire on extreme impacts (like a sharp-edged pothole at 40 MPH) causing the tire carcass to be pierced.

    This has been addressed by a new forged rim lock that is actually scalloped allowing the tire to compress much more AND not hit against anything solid (yeah the rim does that impact now . . . )

    I've found changing tires easy (once I learned the Armor-All trick) and the tire performance and wear has been incredible. My Karoo2's used to be good for a maximum of 4500 miles and last 6500+ miles, now.

    Tubes are awful and right behind chains on my hate list. But at least chains have an upside - modifying gear ratios.