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post #141 of 152 (permalink) Old 05-03-2019, 08:37 PM
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Pay careful attention to weld joining the wheel when fitting Outex or any other kit. Triumph obviously decided to skip the "smooth the welds" step on the rims because they weren't sold as tubeless, meaning some (but not all) have a really crappy weld cleanup on the sidewalls and won't seal properly unless you smooth them off with a file.
This bike had dodgy welds both front and back. Way to go, Triumph!
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I'll add my name to the list of folks who have used the Outex kit to convert my T120 spoked rims to tubeless. Very satisfied. It's been 4 months and 1500 miles (it is winter) and not even a leak. And since it is winter and the Bonnie has been sitting in the shop sipping away on the Battery Tender, I am pleased to report pressures are still good. I have been riding for 40 years and it has been my experience that tubeless rims lose some pressure during winter layovers.

I purchased my kit on e-Bay for $133. I was getting new rubber put on my bike, so I coughed up another $120 for the dealer to install the Outex kit for me. They made it clear they could not warranty the conversion, but privately the mechanic told me he has installed over a hundred of these kits and I shouldn't sweat it.

So far so good. Now I can leave the tire/tyre irons, patches and glue home, and just bring my Aerostich plug-and-compressor set.
If I may ask who on the east side/seattle did the conversion for you? I have a thruxton that I want to convert as well.
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I'll add my name to the list of folks who have used the Outex kit to convert my T120 spoked rims to tubeless. Very satisfied. It's been 4 months and 1500 miles (it is winter) and not even a leak. And since it is winter and the Bonnie has been sitting in the shop sipping away on the Battery Tender, I am pleased to report pressures are still good. I have been riding for 40 years and it has been my experience that tubeless rims lose some pressure during winter layovers.

I purchased my kit on e-Bay for $133. I was getting new rubber put on my bike, so I coughed up another $120 for the dealer to install the Outex kit for me. They made it clear they could not warranty the conversion, but privately the mechanic told me he has installed over a hundred of these kits and I shouldn't sweat it.

So far so good. Now I can leave the tire/tyre irons, patches and glue home, and just bring my Aerostich plug-and-compressor set.
Seems like money well spent to me. With all the faffing about Iíve done it would have been worth it to just pay and play. The latest setup is working perfectly though.👍🏻

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Howdy! Preparing to do this on my TTR. thanks for all the info. As some of the links for the stem valves are dead i was not able to get them. Instead i jumped into amazon a got a pair of moto-d supossedly machined aluminium with stepped seal in 8.3mm and 80 something degrees in red so i can easily see them. Lets see if they behave properly.

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Ooooooooh! Red! Even if they play up, they look fantastic and should be good for a few extra MPH

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I'm reluctant to go tubeless given how easily the stock wheels bend. Some potholes dinged mine up pretty good. In fact I bent mine pretty easily changing a tube. Anyone who's gone tubeless had issues with this?
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I’ve had no issues with rims bending on any of mine, including a Tiger and 2 Scramblers (865 and Street) which have done some pretty rough off road. I even broke 9 spokes at the one time on my Tiger with no damage at all to the rim. If you’re bending rims while changing a tube you’d maybe better change the tools your using, or your approach, and maybe try avoiding potholes......
So to answer your question, 11 Triumphs in 10 years, 4 with spokes, and never had any problem with any of the rims.
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I'm reluctant to go tubeless given how easily the stock wheels bend. Some potholes dinged mine up pretty good. In fact I bent mine pretty easily changing a tube. Anyone who's gone tubeless had issues with this?
The way you asked the question you are only looking for responses from people with problems. Can't help you there. I do agree with CanberraR3 that if you are bending a rim changing a tire you are doing something wrong.

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I’ve had no issues with rims bending on any of mine, including a Tiger and 2 Scramblers (865 and Street) which have done some pretty rough off road. I even broke 9 spokes at the one time on my Tiger with no damage at all to the rim. If you’re bending rims while changing a tube you’d maybe better change the tools your using, or your approach, and maybe try avoiding potholes......
So to answer your question, 11 Triumphs in 10 years, 4 with spokes, and never had any problem with any of the rims.
I used two 11" tire spoons and some dawn soap. Bent the wheel pretty easy.

Never thought to avoid potholes. Thx for the advice.

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