southern humboldt rides

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by brewmike, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. Rips Millar

    Rips Millar capt. mediocre

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    no cruise, not sure about tubeless.
  2. Rips Millar

    Rips Millar capt. mediocre

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    there's resale value in that skidplate, i think it's almost $500 new....heehee
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  3. Richard Dryden

    Richard Dryden Been here awhile

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    Outex tubeless conversion works well if not. I did the 990 rims on Larry and I's 690 's.
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  4. stormdog

    stormdog Long timer

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    As much as I hate tubes I’m not sold on tubeless or the variant that uses the inner- inner tube.
    Maybe I’m more of a Luddite then I think.
  5. Hookalatch

    Hookalatch Born Under Bad Sign

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    I used the Outex system on my Triumph Bonneville. Still working fine 2+ years later despite using tubeless tires on tube type rims. I would hesitate to use it on a bike that was likely to run lower tire pressures off road.
  6. stormdog

    stormdog Long timer

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    61F32E3C-8B3B-45A1-8A69-B49348DC4A0A.jpeg My beach find isn’t looking any better
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  7. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly Supporter

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    It's a gradual process
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  8. Bike Guy

    Bike Guy Long timer

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  9. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    In real civilization,that would have been drug off the beach.
    I think with the right buffing compound it can be saved,start coarse and work it down.
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  10. idea man

    idea man Remote Plate Spinner Supporter

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    Anyone here ride a bumblebee Airhead GS? And rode Kneeland road today? Cool bike.
  11. stormdog

    stormdog Long timer

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    If by gradual you mean three weeks then yea.
    I don’t think the thing rolled it just got pounded by the last big waves.
  12. TwilightZone

    TwilightZone Long timer Supporter

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    Hmmm... I ran into 2 of those bikes out together. (That was a number of years ago.)
    Think it was a father/son pair that I met on Redwood House road.
    Seems like they live in Fortuna ???? Maybe they read here.
  13. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Ive only used the Tubliss system since they started selling them,and about 10 or 15 sell everyday on ebay alone. Ive ran em at 6 psi with a radial trials tire and cliffs can be climbed as long as you can hang on to the bike. Never a flat or any problem,and like any tube less set up plugs can be used. If your racing flat out in the desert then the Nitro Mousse is the bomb.
  14. WestSlopeNorCal

    WestSlopeNorCal Mark Supporter

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    I have used Nuetech Tubliss on my dirt bikes for years now.
    I got one of the first run when Jeff (owner, developer) first introduced them. Waited for a few months to get them as he had manufacturing issues at first.
    My dealings with Jeff have been excellent. Have not spoken to him for some time now but was always a very responsible owner, and an enthusiast. He always responded right away on phone or email as the product was being developed.
    Nuetech's are more challenging to install and maintain but wow are they worth the effort!

    I run them front and back. So awesome running at 6 to 8 psi, some run lower.
    Tire selection should be considered. I always run rear trials and I made the mistake first using Tubliss of running 6 psi on a soft side wall rear trials and rolled the tire cornering too hard.
    3 mo off work and I now set the metal detectors off at the airport. That many years ago.
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  15. stormdog

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    I know guys that have had great success with tubliss . I’ve also sat on the side of the trail in Baja and watched a guy try to cut one off so he could install a tube. Or the time a guy had a cut tire. Or the time the guys front went flat after ever ride.....
    On the factory KTM the rim is sealed by a second rubber strip around the inside of the rim.
    If a nail punctures both the tire and the inner strip, or the tire is cut beyond plugging a tube is required. But a standard tube doesn’t fit well with the odd location of the stem.
    So now I carry a tube and a plug kit.
    I must say though I am considering going tubeless on my 350.
    My life is much easier now that I fully admit that I am a hypocrite,
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    Foot dragger singletracker

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    What sucks is melting a Mousse way the heck out in Nevada,they can be melted on dirt as well as pavement you just have to go fast enough.
    And maybe run the same Mousse for too long. It IS a mess.

    Any tire system,if your going way out there a spare tube and fixings need to be hauled along,and know how to fix it all. Some use Tubliss for dual sport riding,tire runs cooler not hotter going fast with em,Ive only used the tubliss for trail riding.
  17. stormdog

    stormdog Long timer

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    I’m a big fan of redundancy when it comes to things like spare tubes.
    Especially if I’m in a third world country by myself.
    I just need to come to terms with my 1290’s wants and needs.
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  18. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly Supporter

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    Well, after a good amount of back and forth and thinking on it, we've decided not to move right now. It's just a shitty time.

    Covid makes taking a new job as the lowest senior guy kind of iffy - the rug can get pulled out at any time as city finances ebb.
    Meredith is having a hard time finding a job, it's a weird time to be in healthcare.
    She also just had knee surgery and is laid up for 12 weeks so she can't travel for interviews and such.
    And, regrettably, we can't justify the significant loss of income that taking the job in Tennessee would be: $37,000 a year is what the PD I was in the process with starts out at. Even with lower cost of living we'd be scraping by especially if she wasn't working for a bit.

    I actually feel oddly good about this decision though. Maybe I secretly actually like this fucking place!!!??
  19. Rips Millar

    Rips Millar capt. mediocre

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    I feel a bike purchase coming soon.
    Maybe we should make a pool....
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  20. stormdog

    stormdog Long timer

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    That’s the thing about Humboldt county, it is difficult to get up enough momentum to break free of the gravitational pull.