Topic: Africa Twin mods n stuff  (Read 589 times)

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Offline LawnmowerRG

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« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2017, 09:08:48 PM »
Man that thing is looking good.
How do you like those tires.
I like the design but they don't make them to fit anything I have.
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« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2017, 09:38:18 PM »
Man that thing is looking good.
How do you like those tires.
I like the design but they don't make them to fit anything I have.
Like them so far. I dropped the air to 20# PSI front and rear to give a little help in traction. As soon as I can find a bead-lock to fit the odd sized rear rim, I will drill the rim to fit it. I would like to drop the rear to around 10# PSI for better traction.

 What I would REALLY like would be a Tubeless system to fit the rear rim. They make one to fit the front rim and I plan to install it this winter sometime.
 The Tubeless system holds the tire with a smaller high pressure inner tube that grips the tire 360 degrees and separates the tire into 2 sections. A high pressure (100 psi) section then an outer section (with out an inner tube) that to can take down to 10 pis or less.

 The advantages I see are;
1. The high pressure tube holds the tire in place AND seals off the spokes so there is no leaks from the outer portion of the tire.
 2. The outer portion of the tire can be easily plugged just like a tubeless automobile tire.

 I have ridden a couple of dirtbikes/dualsports with this system...AMAZING grip in the slippery stuff.  :respect-048:

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« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2017, 02:59:24 PM »
I have messed with both systems. Never run anything but a rim lock.
I would be a little hesitant to run either on a street bike. They both can make a wheel very hard to balance. Though the thought of having either on my GS at times sounds very tempting.
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« Reply #18 on: September 22, 2017, 07:34:26 PM »
 Back tire on.  :respect-048: Took it for a spin and everything feels good. Tried out the new pegs while I was at it. VERY comfortable to stand up on. Liking the pivot feature. Makes shifting the bike and using the rear brake a little easier.  :respect-048: