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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-01-2009, 09:24 AM Thread Starter
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Here is an interesting story. I was down at the local haunt last night. On any given night here in Nova Scotia, at the local Tim Hortons where I live, bikes of all makes and sizes gather. Anyways, I got to talking to a Vulcan 800 rider. He had the spoked rims, exactly like mine, but, he was running them TUBELESS. He swears he checks them every other week, and only occasionally tops them up. His rims AREN'T sealed. He said his local tire dealer told him it was a myth that spoked wheels can't hold air. WHAT AM I MISSING? This guy was sincere.
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I researched this for about an hour today. Conclusion? This guy must have been crazy. But, he showed me the valve stem, no tube, I'm suddenly perplexed again.

2009 VN900 Classic LT.
Nova Scotia, Canada.
Cobra luggage rack.
Kuryakyn Grand Tourer luggage bag.
Kuryakyn air filter cover.
170/80/15 Metzler rear tire.
Fire and Ice passenger floorboards.
Stage 2 debaffle (screens left intact).
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I'll stick with the tubes, thanks.

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He showed you the valve stem?............
Did he buy the bike new?
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