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Tube to tubeless

Discussion in 'Norton Motorcycles (Modern)' started by Bikefalcon, Nov 17, 2019.

  1. Bikefalcon


    May 24, 2019
    This may have been covered before but I just converted my wire wheels to tubeless. I used technique referred to in one of many videos on the web. I used a marine sealant from 3m to plug all the spoke holes followed by a special tape also by 3m. If you search the web, you will find the video which gives specifics on the 3 m products. It takes some time but is not difficult and so far results have been fine with no significant pressure loss over a couple of wks. I think cost was less than $30 (sealant, tape and valve stems). The convenience and safety of tubeless was to much to pass up.
  2. Voodooo

    Voodooo VIP MEMBER

    Aug 10, 2016
    Did you swap to a tubeless tire as well?
  3. Bluey72e

    Bluey72e VIP MEMBER

    May 8, 2019

    Forgive my lack of knowledge, whats the point of this ? is there some thing i'm missing other than spending money to plug holes that a tube does rather well ?

    Confused ?? :confused:
  4. kommando


    May 7, 2005
    Unsprung weight reduction possibly if the 3M product weighs less, tubeless repair on road leaving tyre on rim is a lot easier.

    Or just because it can be done
  5. ntst8

    ntst8 VIP MEMBER

    Feb 14, 2004
    Potential for roadside repair makes it appealing to me on a 961. The rim profile and tyre will be suitable for tubeless.
  6. L.A.B.

    L.A.B. Moderator VIP MEMBER

    Nov 20, 2004
  7. MxMartin


    Nov 13, 2017
    Near instant deflation once the tube is punctured, scary at highway speeds.
  8. Bikefalcon


    May 24, 2019
    My 961 came with tubeless tires with tubes (I assume they come that way from the factory). In terms of the rims, mine came with the tubeless style rims (MT) with humps so comparable with tubeless tires. In terms of why, as stated above (safety-rapid deflation with tubes and convenience- fixing a flat). I did put new tires on when I made the change. Also, I did check tube wt-820 gms each .

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