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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-25-2013, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
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New tires... Tubes or no tubes?

I ride a 2006 Vulcan 900 classic. The Dunlops are bald so I purchased Shinko 230 Tour Masters for the front and rear. The Dunlops say Tube Tire and I purchased tubeless tires. A friend said to throw the tubes in the new tires and a shop also told me that you need to use a tube always on a spoked wheel. Is this true? Do I need to use the tubes? Also if so should I re-use my current tubes if they look ok or just buy new ones? And suggestions or feedback on Shinko tires on your Vulcan Classics would be appreciated.

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Unless you have sealed the spokes you MUST have a tube. It is best to replace the tube and liner when you change the tire.
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Thank you KV9002010. I appreciate the response. Going to buy tubes and liners today!

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I re-use the tube if it looks good! My tubes have ride-on in them, so I like to re-use them.
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I re-use the tube if it looks good! My tubes have ride-on in them, so I like to re-use them.
How do you like the ride-on?

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I re-use the tube if it looks good! My tubes have ride-on in them, so I like to re-use them.
+1 Reused mine as well with Ride-On installed.

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How do you like the ride-on?
So far, really like the balancing aspect, no weights. Hope I don't have to test the sealing capabilities, but like the fact it's peace of mind.

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How do you like the ride-on?
Best thing since sliced bread!! I.M.O.
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I already purchased the ride-on but did not install it yet since I am planning on getting new tires and am not sure if I will use the old tubes or get new ones. I look forward to checking it out once I make that decision. Thanks for the input! Hope you are enjoying Memorial Day!

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Maybe I am confused as to why Ride-on is used in a tube tire. After looking up the product, isn't it for use with tubeless tires?

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It can be used with tubeless but could be less effective since punctures may cause the tube to tear a bit. Still a nice but of insurance if you road trip on your spoke wheels.

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