Victorian dirties (Berg FE570 for the high country)

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  1. Bluetonguejak

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    Ran same mousse for 3 years without re-greasing - got a bit 'soft' at the end, but didn't break-up.
    Only removed it when i changed tyre.

    @Hoots - i would run one in the front of a 950SE, but a heavier bike may reduce the life of the mousse significantly.
    Might be ok for a dedicated hard-core ADV ride on a 990, but i think long/high-speed gravel/sealed runs would not be good for said mousse on a bigger/heavier bike.

    Correct rim size (width), matching tyre and mousse is important to prevent premature failure too.

    There are now a few more mousse options than when i started using them.
    I used Michelin tyres/mousses.

    No science or data mate, just my deductions from where I've witnessed successful and not so successful mousse experiences.
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    Rally bikes aren't light, but they are changing at most after two days.
    They still cook them occasionally.
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    Thanks all - and Al ...

    It was a bit of a dumb question (re' mousse)
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    Very relevant question that gets asked often.
    790 owners that have changed to narrow tube rims discuss using mousse for ADV riding, but not sure if anybody has taken the plunge and/or wants to be the guinea pig.

    The 'pressure' of an enduro mousse would be too low IMO for ADV riding a big bike, handling would be shit and rims would get hammered on square-edge stuff.
    Tyres would scallop badly too at lower 'pressure'.

    There needs to be a specific 'heavy bike' mousse manufactured with a denser material to give an equivalent to 20 psi pressure.

    They would be difficult to fit as an enduro mousse is already tricky to fit.
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    exceeding expectations mate apparently. I just want to be put in a coma till im allowed to walk. Bored fucking shitless. Cant even get into a car. Review in 3 weeks. If they try and extend it, watch out, lol!
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    You'd have found it even more amoosing if you'd known I was actually inquiring apropos of a Ural ... :rofl
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    He hasn’t advertised them yet. Stated that he had some that he was going to put them up for sale further on in the year. Bullshit how he goes about things. Hit him up by PM maybe. You need to know whether they have all the parts including pump housing. Not a biggie if he hasnt as you can use the Safari tank housing at $70. Just that it shifts the price point.
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    Bugger, loved Skyhooks, still do. Met Shirl once, thru his brother who is a right character.

    I can visit now Al! I’ll give you a buzz and we’ll catch up mate, possibly sat arvo? Taking Sprog out for her first real taste of single track on fri. arvo.
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    No need to go to any trouble pal....
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