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Technical Section => Make / Model Specific Discussions => KTM LC4 400/610/640 & 690 => Topic started by: Rough Rider on September 08, 2016, 09:39:35 am

Title: Tubliss on 690 how safe
Post by: Rough Rider on September 08, 2016, 09:39:35 am
Does anybody have experience  with the Tubliss system on a 690. Bike does quite of bit of tar commuting?
Title: Re: Tubliss on 690 how safe
Post by: Dwerg on September 08, 2016, 09:55:12 am
I had tubliss installed for about 8 000 kms. Didn't do a lot of tar but did some plus Amageza and it was fine. Struggled to get the front to seal properly so I removed that. On the last day of Amageza I did around 150kms with a completely flat rear tyre, 10 cm cut. The tubliss outer tube was ruined after that but it held the tyre in place and got me to where I could change the tyre. The inner tube preassure needs to be checked before every ride. As long it's at the correct preassure I believe it's perfectly safe
Title: Re: Tubliss on 690 how safe
Post by: Rough Rider on September 08, 2016, 10:06:40 am
I had tubliss installed for about 8 000 kms. Didn't do a lot of tar but did some plus Amageza and it was fine. Struggled to get the front to seal properly so I removed that. On the last day of Amageza I did around 150kms with a completely flat rear tyre, 10 cm cut. The tubliss outer tube was ruined after that but it held the tyre in place and got me to where I could change the tyre. The inner tube preassure needs to be checked before every ride. As long it's at the correct preassure I believe it's perfectly safe

I have it fitted to my WR and I also struggle keeping the pressure up in the front, especially if I run less than 1.0bar.

I once had a nasty experience on a SM which got a pinched flat. The tyre did not deflate at the time of the incident, which was me running wide and hitting a rock on the side of the road. The tyre suddenly deflated 2 days later,on the N2, 5 minutes after coming off Du Toits Klood Pass. I was very lucky and don't want to experience anything like that again.
Title: Re: Tubliss on 690 how safe
Post by: Dwerg on September 08, 2016, 10:15:34 am
I had a rapid deflation on the front which is why I removed it. Rim also has a bit of a smiley which doesn't help I guess. I now use HD tubes and slime and haven't had a flat in almost 10 000kms. I do fit new tubes every time I change tyres which is around 2500-3000 kms
Title: Re: Tubliss on 690 how safe
Post by: Buff on September 08, 2016, 12:21:38 pm
GJ has been running Tubeliss on his 690 since forever without any issues. Just add Tire Shield or Slime when you fit them to catch those small leaks and you should have no issues. I run the rear on my Beta as low as 0.2 bar without it deflating further.
Title: Re: Tubliss on 690 how safe
Post by: Avontier on September 08, 2016, 01:29:18 pm
I ran Tubliss for a long time on mine, but eventually went back to thick tubes and Fug It, as it's no use trying to get the dealer to fit the new tyre with the Tubliss. I also had no issues, except that the high pressure required in the small tube just adds another item to the worry list. You also need to counter balance the heavy valve assembly/wheel grab, otherwise it eats and shakes the front tyre. The little reward for running it is probably not justified.
Title: Re: Tubliss on 690 how safe
Post by: Bill the Bong on September 08, 2016, 08:39:23 pm
I don't doubt the safety aspects, but it is a bit of a pain if you ride the bike daily.  My 690 runs maybe once in 5 - 6 weeks, so for me it is an acceptable trade-off.
Title: Re: Tubliss on 690 how safe
Post by: Swannie 685 on September 09, 2016, 10:54:37 am
I had a rapid deflation on the front which is why I removed it. Rim also has a bit of a smiley which doesn't help I guess. I now use HD tubes and slime and haven't had a flat in almost 10 000kms. I do fit new tubes every time I change tyres which is around 2500-3000 kms

Jeez !!   Forget about the fuel or oil,,,,just change my blerrie tyres   :eek7: :imaposer:
Title: Re: Tubliss on 690 how safe
Post by: Dwerg on September 09, 2016, 12:02:53 pm
I had a rapid deflation on the front which is why I removed it. Rim also has a bit of a smiley which doesn't help I guess. I now use HD tubes and slime and haven't had a flat in almost 10 000kms. I do fit new tubes every time I change tyres which is around 2500-3000 kms

Jeez !!   Forget about the fuel or oil,,,,just change my blerrie tyres   :eek7: :imaposer:

Grip or mileage. Pick one  ;)