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Neutech Tubliss Tire Set up

Post  kiko on Sun May 02, 2010 4:19 am

Anyone here using the Neutech Tubliss tire set up in their XRs? Any problems?
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Re: Neutech Tubliss Tire Set up

Post  joenuclear on Mon May 03, 2010 4:09 pm

I'm running them with 606's. 12PSI seems to be a good setting for gravel/fire roads. The inner tube needs a shot of air about every 3 weeks [so far] to keep it at 100PSI.
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Re: Neutech Tubliss Tire Set up

Post  dougc on Mon May 03, 2010 4:49 pm

joenuclear wrote:I'm running them with 606's. 12PSI seems to be a good setting for gravel/fire roads. The inner tube needs a shot of air about every 3 weeks [so far] to keep it at 100PSI.
Was the installation straightforward? Run into any problems? How about tire changes, any gotchas? Are you still running a rim lock or did you use the rim lock hole for the Nutech valve stem?

I've been looking at the Nutech system for quite sometime but have not pulled the trigger. I like the idea of patching a flat on the trail with a plug or strings without having to remove half the tire from the rim to pull and patch an inner tube. I've also looked at sealing my rim to run tubeless but the Nutech system is less expensive.

Would greatly appreciate your thoughts. Anyone else running Nutechs? Thanks!
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Re: Neutech Tubliss Tire Set up

Post  modette on Mon May 03, 2010 5:44 pm

I have front and rear Tubliss, I reused a front tire that was new but I had mounted previously before buying the Tubliss system so there is a slow air leak, but it is pretty slow now...my mechanic friend "Dave" let me borrow some tire bead sealer to try...I might I just been lazy to take the front wheel off and see if it works.

The rear holds air fine...and seems to be a good setup. I been running around 15psi int he rear, and around 15-20psi in the front. Getting the tubliss tube filled to 110psi for me takes a bicycle pump bought from Wal-Mart for $20. My old air compressor will only get it to around 96psi.

I just need to remember to pack my tire repair kit. Nice not having to carry bulky tubes with me. For trailing the bike to far away places I still might carry a few tubes in the cage just to have on hand, I also plan to buy a few spare tubliss tubes, I think they run around $7 each, so not bad at all.

Follow the Online directions, they were updated unlike the product I got from BRP. I did let BRP know after I had called Neutech to see what hole size was correct before drilling out the rim.

And NO you do not use your rim lock the tire will not hold air that way, the tubliss system comes with its own rim lock. For the XRR you need to drill a hole, the extra hole you will put a tubliss sticker over and then the rim tape they supply you with. I used a sanding sponge to clean the inside of the rim up, and to also clean the rim lip. It worked great.
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Re: Neutech Tubliss Tire Set up

Post  kiko on Tue May 04, 2010 2:39 am

I put a set of tubliss on my KLX400R (DRZ400E) and put about 3000 trouble-free miles on them. Really happy with the product. I took the KLX to Texas to have a second bike up there for when I visit and then brought back a '06 XR650R to Mexico. I've been going thru the XR tweaking it and the other day I installed a Tubliss set up. My concern on the XR was that since it has a lot more torque than the KLX and I was thinking maybe the tubliss would not hold up, but that has not been the case. So far so good, planning a 200 mile ride tomorrow.
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Any race teams using them?

Post  Bump on Thu May 06, 2010 4:30 am

Here's the web site if anyone wants to read more.
http://www.nuetech.com/

The web site says it virtually flat-proof when combined with a sealant. Anyone doing this? What's the process with the sealant and how much and so forth?

Seems like it might add weight.
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Re: Neutech Tubliss Tire Set up

Post  kiko on Thu May 06, 2010 3:29 pm

When I mounted the tubliss on my KLX I put in about 5 oz of Stan's tire sealant into each of the tires. I used Stan's because that's what I had on hand at the time. I had no problems with Stan's but when I installed the tubliss on the XR I went with Ride-On because I had read a lot of good reviews on that sealant. I put about 4 oz in each tire although the recommended dose was something like 7 oz. per tire. I have 12 lbs in each tire and about once a week I have to top up the tubliss bladder as it loses about 5-10 lbs. Once I forgot to check the bladder for a couple of weeks and when I did check it, the pressure in the bladder had dropped to 60 psi but still I had no problems. They are not recommended for the street but a typical day for me is 75 mi on the street and another 75 mi in rough off-road all at 12 psi and all with no problems. I only carry a plug kit and a small bicycle hand pump to handle a flat in the tire. If I get a flat in the tube, I guess I am screwed. Due to the design of the product I would think that it would be very difficult to get a puncture in the bladder.
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Re: Neutech Tubliss Tire Set up

Post  modette on Thu May 06, 2010 9:25 pm

Only problem with Slime type of tire sealant is that it is messy when you go to change your tires. Also if you do get a puncture it makes plugging it much much harder. Although my friend and I were able to plug a tire we had pumped in sealant into...but that was an SUV and we seeked a more permanent fix ASAP. I just remember the mechanic popping the tire off the rim and cussing because of the sealant made a mess (we forgot)...so yeah I rather not....and the bottle of Slime I bought is still on my work bench.
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Re: Neutech Tubliss Tire Set up

Post  kiko on Thu May 06, 2010 9:49 pm

When I changed out the tubliss setup on the KLX, the Stan's tire sealant in the tire was not slimy, just watery and stringy. I don't know about Ride-On yet but it does not appear to be as messy as Slime. Never tried slime, but it does appear to be a messy product.
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Re: Neutech Tubliss Tire Set up

Post  mattc on Sat Jun 26, 2010 3:43 am

As a mechanic that used to change a lot of tires.... I'll say that all of those sealer products are nasty, sticky, and generally make a mess of things.


I'm interested in getting a Tubliss setup, but the initial cost is what gets me. I'm OK with changing or patching a tube. Or, hell, just run HD tubes!
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