Author Topic: AT puncture problem  (Read 3911 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

zebulon

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4.051
  • Country: fr
Re: AT puncture problem
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2017, 13:03:33 »
Surely to be tested  VCIF_ThumbUp thx for information
Alone we go faster, together we go further

I do not ride fast, I ride far

2016 AT Digital Silver - 2011 Shasta white - 2007 Bloom Red - 2001 Candy Phoenix blue

varonda

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 64
  • Country: gb
  • AT rallye colours -- a.k.a. grandpa grumpy
Re: AT puncture problem
« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2017, 16:43:59 »
Had a thought the other day  ??? although I know the KTM & BMuu rims are smaller than the AT 18 inches but would it
 be feasible to lace a set of their tubeless rims to the AT hubs and what issues would that bring ?  ???
If the truth fits---wear it !!!!

Djairouks

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 163
  • Country: ch
  • HAR Member
Re: AT puncture problem
« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2017, 17:56:34 »
Not a good idea, as with tires geometry changes, the TC and ABS wouldn't work as they should.

james.mc

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 276
  • Country: ca
  • 2017 CRF1000L DCT
    • Honda-Adventure-Riders
Re: AT puncture problem
« Reply #18 on: June 26, 2017, 10:09:27 »
Another consideration against tubeless for a bike designed to go off road as much as on road is this...

What if you were to get a side wall puncture?  Doesn't happen on normal roads and made up tracks, but can happen when riding on heavy going terrain with rocks around.   Would you rather be on tubeless or tubed tyres?  I know which one I'd rather be on, because one of those options will not be a simple roadside 'get you home' fix.

Honda were correct to run with tubed tyres for the CRF1000L.  For those that disagree, buy some wheels that are tubeless, or convert the wheels to tubeless then stay on smooth roads and stick close to civilisation.
regards
James Mc
Honda-Adventure-Riders

Current: 2017 CRF1000L DCT
Current: 2008 Triumph Tiger 1050
Previous: 2003 Honda Varadero XL1000V (bought 2003, sold 2013 - Sadly left behind in Europe)