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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-20-2010, 09:51 AM Thread Starter
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I am considering replacing both tires on my 1500 Classic which has spoke wheels, therefore innertubes .

I want to run metzeler me 880's ,and my question is does any one on here run tube less tires with tubes and if so have there been any problems encountered ?

I know there are several people on here with spoked wheels,since a lot of you own more than one bike and some have 1500's as well.

Just looking for some people with prior knowledge or maybe a link to some of metzelers or other manufacurer's sites where I could get info from the manufacturer.

And before some one say to buy mag wheels ,that just ain't in the budget.I could probably get a nomad rear wheel on ebay but that only solves half the problem as the Nomad runs dual discs up front and the forks are different widths as well.




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Hi Denny

I run ME880s with tubes on my 1500. I love 'em. I don't much care for the spoked wheels. They are the biggest downside to the Classic.

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Hi Denny

I run ME880s with tubes on my 1500. I love 'em. I don't much care for the spoked wheels. They are the biggest downside to the Classic.
Thanks, I was hoping some one had experience with this.I went ME880 on my 750 and loved them.and I'll agree while the spokes look good they definitely have their disadvantages.




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Denny, here is a link to Gadget`s fixit pages for sealing spoked wheels to use tubeless tires:
http://www.gadgetjq.com/tww.htm

I saw a commercial product advertised online just this week too, to do the same thing. Sorry but I don`t recall the site or the brand name. I don`t know if you are interested in this or not, just offering another option. Good luck in finding the best solution for what you want.

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Denny, here is a link to Gadget`s fixit pages for sealing spoked wheels to use tubeless tires:
http://www.gadgetjq.com/tww.htm

I saw a commercial product advertised online just this week too, to do the same thing. Sorry but I don`t recall the site or the brand name. I don`t know if you are interested in this or not, just offering another option. Good luck in finding the best solution for what you want.
I have been thinking a bout this all day after reading this and gadget 's fixit write up ,I would love to go tubeless,If you find out or remember the name of that other product let me know, Thanks




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Or you could go to the darkside for the rear tire. Check on VROC site for the right size.

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Or you could go to the darkside for the rear tire. Check on VROC site for the right size.
I have been looking at that and it is not recommended at al for wire spoke wheels!

I'm just going to buy new tires and new tubes,the front for now the PO just put a new Dunflop on the rear,I'll wear it out about halfway through the summer anyway.




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Wasn't sure about spoked tires and the darkside. However, it was a suggestion. Even if it was a bad suggestion.

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Wasn't sure about spoked tires and the darkside. However, it was a suggestion. Even if it was a bad suggestion.
I had thought about this already ,therefore if your idea was a bad one you are not alone.




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I ran the ME880s on my VStar 650, which had spoked wheels. You can run tubeless tires with tubes in them - no problem. The reverse is where you have to be careful - running a tube only tire as tubeless.

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