Post by Mark Olson
I found this, which might be helpful to Bob.
Eventually I found a thread at
read all 30 pages of it. Oddly enough, I'm still on the fence.
The bulk of problems seem to be air loss, either in the lock
bladder or between the inner "tire" and road tire. Basically
installation issues. But, issues are issues, and I'm not exempt.
Never had a flat on my tubeless bikes, but I carry a plug kit
on both. Several flats on both tubed bikes, but they all happend
in the garage, basically from me leaving rimlock holes unplugged.
I'm very glad they were discovered at (or very close to) home.
Fixing a tube in the field isn't something I look forward to and
I marvel at the folks who replace tubes on the trail. Hard enough
in the garage to suit me 8-)
Schemes that try to seal the tire to the rim look utterly hopeless:
The DRZ400s has radial grooves to make the rim bite the bead,
making a good seal out of the question even if the spoke holes are
BMW did it right, but at very high cost from what I've read, both
for purchase and repair. Nobody else seems to use the scheme, despite
Sounds like nobody here has tried it, maybe I'll have to be the
Thanks for reading,