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tube tires on mags

Post by railroad bob » Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:09 am

I bought a used set of wheels for my FXLR. They are stock mags, 16 rear and 19 front.
I found some dual sport Kenda tires that will fit but they are tube type.
Do these tires need a tube even if they go on a mag?

My guess is yes, but not sure if they require a tube because they are for spoke wheels, or if it's the tire construction.
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Re: tube tires on mags

Post by rudog » Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:59 am

I went thru the same thing. This is what I found.

Tube type tires use a tube as part of the support structure.

The inner surface of my mags had holes from the casting process. I filled them with rtv after chancing some air with only a rim strip. It cut the 1st tube. I still used the rim strip for the rough surface.

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Re: tube tires on mags

Post by railroad bob » Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:02 pm

Thanks Rudy, just what I was looking for. If I use these purpose built tires, I won't need a regroover.
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Re: tube tires on mags

Post by Jeff L » Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:20 pm

I wasn't aware that Tires were made in Tube & non Tube.Tubes are nececary on Spoked Rims only because of the Spokes.The Rim still pops onto the Bead for a seal there.
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Re: tube tires on mags

Post by rudog » Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:59 am

I did a thread on JJ. Some info there if you can find it. The rest was random searching on mfg sites. Tube type tires are more flimsy than tubeless and use the tube to help strengthen the sidewall.

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Re: tube tires on mags

Post by Jeff L » Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:47 pm

I'll certainly look for it.Still makes no sense to me how such a thin wall of Rubber would add any strength.Hopefully if I read some it will.
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