Tubed or tubeless.

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hondapartsman
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Tubed or tubeless.

Unread post by hondapartsman » Sat May 24, 2014 5:35 pm

This was a bit scary.
I took the Ascot for an MOT today, no problem thought I, last year just needed new tubeless valves had hardly gone anywhere, maybe two or three hundred miles since I couldn't use it last year.
I took it to the nearest place, where I've been getting all m.o.t's done since i got back on the road again in March, rather go three times as far to work and pay the same anyway, for the last two years i have naturally got it done at work, while I was there anyway. Turns out that it had a tubed tyre on the front, without a tube in, on a tubeless rim. It's had that tyre on since I bought it. I have had the front wheel out once, when I fitted gaiters on the fork, and only washed the thing two or three times since I tend to only use it on sunny days. I had never spotted that it said tubed on, I don't tend to do anything on the sidewalls except a quick glance over to make sure they look good, same as the tread. So it's gone through at least two mots, and other times in the workshop, once even for the tyres and once before I had and no one spotted that. The mot that came with it was only a couple of months old as well so chances are they never spotted it.
Of course I never had a problem, I make sure the pressures are good from time to time and don't recall ever having to pump either tyre up much. Maybe if the pressure had dropped low enough I might have got a problem.
So, anyway, wherever you get it from it might be worth checking the tyres when you buy second hand, it could be like mine.
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Re: Tubed or tubeless.

Unread post by Welsh Wizard » Sun May 25, 2014 12:39 am

it may be worth reading the info here, as a lot don't understand tyre requirements
http://www.dunlopmotorcycle.eu/dunlop_u ... e_care.jsp" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
well worth taking 5 minutes to read.

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Re: Tubed or tubeless.

Unread post by scotduke » Thu May 29, 2014 11:37 pm

Ooops! Had my rear tyre sorted on the SV when I got it thru its MOT. The tyre lost pressure gradually, but I was on top of that. It had been getting progressively worse so when I took it in for the MOT I said to have a look at it - there was a 'foreign body' (not an illegal immigrant!) that was removed and the rubber then repaired. Thing is, it had been thru an MOT with that foreign body in it last year too as the pressure loss was so gradual before.

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Re: Tubed or tubeless.

Unread post by hondapartsman » Fri May 30, 2014 9:47 am

If the tyre had given me trouble I might well have looked harder at it, as it is I've had more trouble this year with the tyres on my XJ, although I solved that eventually by using tyre gloop which sealed up, eventually, where ever the air was escaping from. I just find it hard to believe that our testers, who usually pick holes everywhere and find the smallest things could have missed it - last year they said the rear disc needed replacing, this year when i took it elsewhere no problem with that at all, or any of the other little niggles they found last year- At least until I get the CL done I have only one more mot this year, on my second RS and that can wait until August. Unless I ever do get around to getting the N over here and getting that roadworthy.
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