Tire tubes

Discussion in 'Wheels' started by elkhunter149, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. elkhunter149

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    Wondering I you need to replace the tube on a spoke wheel every time I change my tire, which is every year?
     
  2. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

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    Should change the tube and the rim strip when doing a tire change.
    kemo
     
  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Always a good idea here, Thanks Kemo
     
  4. jaceddie

    jaceddie Junior Member

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    For sure. It's worth it for the peace of mind.
     
  5. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Tube and rim tape are not expensive and the tyre is off so id change them i always keep a couple of old tubes laying around and whenever i need some thin rubber i just cut a bit off

    Brian
     
  6. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    As Kemo & Fin said...learned this from bicycling for crying out loud...tires, tubes and rim tape are a blend of RUBBER, and takes only a couple years for rubber deteriorates not just on the skin surface, but internally. Just leave a rubber band, like a bungee cord strapped on the back of your seat under a bit of tension...turns into a crumbling mess in about a year or two. Do you really think a motorcycle setup used year around, or intermittant (which would extend the "wear out" component...would last "longer?" Trust me, if you still have the tires on after 5 or 6 years, check the sidewalls, if you see "checking" or microfractures but still have tread, change the works...sudden failure is not something to roll the dice with.
     
  7. ojonesy

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    All tubes grow over time.
    When you reinstall a used tube you run the risk of the tube "creasing" on
    itself causing a blowout...not good on a motorcycle.

    Always use new tubes.

    Brian