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Tire tube questions? - May 16, 2012, 11:10 AM

For you dual-sport/endure/adventure riders... whats up with tubes?


I'm replacing the tires on my Scram. (2009 w/ 4500 mls)
What do I need to know?
Should I get new tubes?
Are the cheaper bikemaster tubes ok?
If it doesn't need replaced, should i at least have one on hand in case I damage one mounting?

What else?

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May 16, 2012, 02:00 PM

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May 16, 2012, 02:05 PM

Yes put in new tubes everytime. Keep the old ones as spares. If you are doing it get an extra set. The bike master ones will work fine. Get good spoons and windex.


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Dodge do you know of any decent, inexpensive wheel mods / conversions to go full tubeless?


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May 16, 2012, 02:40 PM

I change lots of tubed tires. I always use new tubes. There are prolly 2 nuts on the valve stem. One goes on the inside of the rim, one goes on the outside. I have seen so many wheels with both on the outside. Use lube, I use simple green, it's very slippery on rubber and water soluble. If the tires are stiff I put mine in the kitchen oven for a few minutes at the lowest setting, usually 100 degrees. I also recently got a couple tire spoons from Motion Pro.

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May 16, 2012, 02:43 PM

Changing with no-mar so should go fast and easy.
Thanks for the tube info. I'll pick up a new set.


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Changing with no-mar so should go fast and easy.
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So the tube size I order just matches the wheel size right?

Like my front wheel is a 2.5x19... so I order tube for 2.25/2.5x19
correct? Seems logical enough, but ya never know.


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Heavy duty ones will survive thorns better. I like to do rim strips at the same time too. Cheap insurance, IMO.
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