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Re: Tubliss system
« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2015, 11:39:52 am »
Chilly's site Enduro 360 http://www.enduro360.com/ is one of my regular stops just after this one.  I've known him, his wife & parents for many years thru the ISDE events.

Here are several test reports.

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http://www.enduro360.com/2010/07/25/featured/2010-adventure-bike-comparison-4/

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http://www.enduro360.com/2012/11/10/products-tested/2012-ktm-690-enduro-r-review/

2014 KTM 690 Enduro R Review
http://www.enduro360.com/2014/07/10/products-tested/2014-ktm-690-enduro-r-review/

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Re: Tubliss system
« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2015, 12:03:17 pm »
Thanks Guymcfly. I've been doing a lot of thinking on if I want to try these and I think you've sold me. I'm doing the Utah back country discovery in September and think these would be nice for that. I think I'll still carry a set of tubes with me just in case though.
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Re: Tubliss system
« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2015, 12:40:07 pm »
I'm doing the Utah back country discovery in September and think these would be nice for that.

**Not a thread hijack** ;D

I've heard the Utah Backroads Discovery ride is awesome.  You may want to reach out to DrBlackbird (Gary) about it.  He ran that on his 690 last summer.

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Re: Tubliss system
« Reply #18 on: April 07, 2015, 08:31:40 pm »
Thanks Guymcfly. I've been doing a lot of thinking on if I want to try these and I think you've sold me. I'm doing the Utah back country discovery in September and think these would be nice for that. I think I'll still carry a set of tubes with me just in case though.

Hey no worries, glad I could help. Only thing to say is to follow the instructions for fitting. They have some great videos to watch for this. Most failures I heard of were due to incorrect fitting.

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Re: Tubliss system
« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2015, 04:38:59 pm »
just had the dealership put my new tubliss and new rear tire on. I wanted to watch someone with experience put it on so I knew what I was in for next time. It didnít look bad, lots of tire lube is the key. [imghttp://Untitled by johnandnorasuter, on Flickr[/img]
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Re: Tubliss system
« Reply #20 on: April 25, 2015, 04:48:56 pm »
I forgot to say that they also recommend using Slime in them too.
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Re: Tubliss system
« Reply #21 on: April 25, 2015, 05:40:12 pm »
I totally support your actions on going with the Tubliss. I mean, if its trouble free and it allows you to do a tire repair/plug as opposed to the removal/replacement of the tube, why the hell not!?  I think the difference between those two scenarios when managing a flat is night and day.  I have not yet gone for it but I am certainly interested in doing the system.  Please voice the good and bad from going Tubliss. Ride On!

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Re: Tubliss system
« Reply #22 on: May 09, 2015, 05:41:48 pm »
Have any of you guys with the Tubliss conversion done any long freeway miles with them?
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Re: Tubliss system
« Reply #23 on: August 18, 2015, 09:04:29 pm »
Funny you should ask. I just did 325 miles Sunday with no issues. I will have another ride this weekend that will finish off this tire. I am planning on cutting a hole in the tire so I can see how the beed lock works on our wider tires. I've been afraid to go less than 18psi.
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Re: Tubliss system
« Reply #24 on: August 19, 2015, 01:21:45 pm »
I did a ride on the July 4th weekend from SoCal to Moab, UT on the tubliss system.  No problems.  I did air down for the off road sections.  Because of the weight of my luggage I didn't go below 20psi on the front and 25psi on the rear.  I think I should have stayed at about 22psi on the front because of the extra weight.  I could feel the tire bottoming out on large rocks and bumps under braking.

I found an old thread, on Advrider, talking about guys doing a lot of long highway miles with no problems, so I just did it.  Make sure you balance your tire if you are going to do a lot of street riding.  Also I tried the "Ride-on" tire sealer/balancer product.  I don't recommend it with the Tubliss if you do a lot of street riding.  I had to use a lot more of the stuff than Ride-on's chart recommendation and more than their "extreme" recommendation.  The tires never really balanced out and when I slowed to a stop on the street, I could occasionally feel the tires go out of balance and it took several miles of riding before the tires sort of balanced out again.
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Re: Tubliss system
« Reply #25 on: August 19, 2015, 07:26:09 pm »
So has anyone had problems with front and rear tubliss using stock 690 enduro rims?  Anyone heard of issues?

This just sounds like a logical system versus tubes, specifically on a tire like the Dunlop 606 or 908RR with super stiff sidewalls - I don't want to Replace and Repair those buggers ever again.

I called Tubliss and they really recommended not using their system on our bikes.  Very nice people - the kind of folks you want to give your business.

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Re: Tubliss system
« Reply #26 on: August 20, 2015, 11:46:33 am »
It works just fine.  I used a grease for installing the moose inserts on the both parts of the tubliss to seat and seal it instead of the soapy water technique they show in their videos.  I did this because I balance my wheels for street use.  If there is too much liquid sloshing around in your tire, you won't be able to balance it.  If you are running off road you can add tire slime or ride-on sealer to create a run-flat tire.  Also, adding the ride-on or slime to the high pressure inner tube can slow down its pressure loss that occurs over time.

All in all, the system works on the 690 rims.
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Re: Tubliss system
« Reply #27 on: August 24, 2015, 09:03:20 pm »
I haven't been riding much since April when I put this in. I finally wore the tire out. I am a curious kind a fella so I decider to cut a hole in the tire to see how well the system works on the wider 690 tires. I have to say it works just like advertised for the smaller dirt bike tires. I took a pic but can't get it to post on my phone. I'll get it posted up tomorrow.
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Re: Tubliss system
« Reply #28 on: August 25, 2015, 04:29:14 am »
[IMG.]http://Tubeless by John Suter, on Flickr[IMG]
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« Reply #29 on: August 25, 2015, 03:13:08 pm »
You should send the picture to the folks at Tubliss to show them they can add another bike to the list.  Thanks for  taking the time to do this.
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