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

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by naruse, May 16, 2018.

  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 Been here awhile

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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 Closer to Dairy Queen than Steve McQueen.

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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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  6. REALGRAVEROBBER

    REALGRAVEROBBER LEAVING GRAVES EMPTY

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    Bondo body filler. Try to not do it again, but it is repairable.
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  7. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    sand down the gouges if you care about appearances, but that isn't the seal area.

    there first hump is the safety bead, then the flat area between the safety bead and the edge of the room is where it seals.

    it's fine
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  8. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    Agreed. Next time use leather instead of cloth. I use furniture samples 6X10" in size. I get them in sets from ebay for $20. Enough to last several years and a hundred sets of tire changes.
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  9. naruse

    naruse Been here awhile

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    Thanks a lot for this clarification :)!, also @JimVonBaden great suggestion! :).
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  10. STUFF2C

    STUFF2C We Ain't Left Yet!!

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    Cut up a bleach bottle into strips...
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  11. Not the Messiah

    Not the Messiah Old enough to know better, but slow learnin'

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    Then when you're putting the new tyre on, count the buggers like a surgical nurse. If you're one less at the end, the bugger slipped inside the tyre while you were wrestling the tyre irons!
    Oh well, it was a lot quicker the second time but I would've been quite happy without the practice.

    Cheers
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  12. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    Empty bleach first.
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