Tubeless tires

Discussion in 'Wheels' started by 4fun, Jul 7, 2014.

  1. 4fun

    4fun Member

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    This may be a dumb question. I bought a Dunlop American Elite rear tire for my 2010 Softail Custom and so far had no problem with it. I just saw that it is rated as a tubeless tire and I have spoked wheels with tubes. Does anyone feel that this is a problem. I looked at other Dunlop specs and some of the tires are rated as tubed / tubeless. I can possibly see a problem going tubeless on a tube only tire. Any thoughts?
     
  2. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    No problem. Almost all tires made now are rated tubeless.
     
  3. Harttoo

    Harttoo Senior Member

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    I think You can put a tube in the tubeless tire and You are good to go.Don't run it tubeless,You will have air leakage with spokes.
     
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    You are good to go:s
     
  5. 4fun

    4fun Member

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    Thanks for the replies!
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  6. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    TUBELESS TYRES

    Tubeless tyres require a special bead seat, because the beads have to form an airtight seal on the rim. Not all cast wheels, aluminium or magnesium, are suitable for tubeless tyre fitment. Do not mount tyres without tubes, unless the wheel manufacturer recommends it. If a tube is inserted, it is then possible to fit a tube-less tyre to a tubetype rim.
     
  7. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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  8. 4fun

    4fun Member

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    You are the man with all the answers
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  9. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    All great advice..