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post #51 of 57 (permalink) Old 02-09-2019, 10:58 AM
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With all the discussions of wheels and valve stems, I purchased the FOBO T-valve stem. A slick setup when using TPMS and not have to fidget with the sensor when adjusting air pressures. I have about a month now on my "3M sealant" conversion with no loss of air pressure. The wheels have seen temp swings of 65 to 30 F so far. I used Gorilla tape only because I ordered the wrong 3M tape. I am not so sure if was to do again I would use any tape at all. I am running the stock Honda wheels with tubeless Heidenau (spelling?) K-60's as they are bias ply and very rigid sidewalls.
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post #52 of 57 (permalink) Old 02-10-2019, 07:53 PM
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Hi. I've just purchased the BARTLESS system with new wheels from SM PRO (I've gone for all black wheels, hubs and spokes). They are getting fitted to the bike tomorrow so Ill send some pics and maybe add the odd review over the coming months. After having a couple of punctures whilst on a Euro trip (and waiting several hours for a fix) it will hopefully ease my mind on future adventures...
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post #53 of 57 (permalink) Unread 04-25-2019, 09:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Motobiker View Post
Heres another idea... Bike has tubeless 19/17 wheels fitted. sent to Italy for the Bartubless treatment. included in the (not unreasonable) price. maybe worth looking at if you intend to use the bike on-road only.

Just curious, how do the new, smaller wheels impact handling & cornering?
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Originally Posted by dascooter View Post
Just curious, how do the new, smaller wheels impact handling & cornering?
Had to do a double take at that pic, I thought it was mine for a moment, same wheels, shock and exhaust system.
In answer to your question, more focused steering (goes where you point it), turns in more quickly with less effort on countersteer and so far I haven't managed to push the front end, can still get the rear to step a bit but not as often as with the OE.
Feels more planted in the wet.
Did a couple of easy green lanes and really couldn't tell the wheels were smaller.
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I go for the "Haan wheels". With Exel rims.

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Just got my order. Haven't mounted yet but here's a pic King Wheels UK sent me before they boxed them up. 3 months to get them but they are almost too gorgeous to put on a desert sled.
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After some consideration and the decision that I will stick with my 2018 ATAS and not swap for the 2020 one (for various reasons), I ordered the Bartubless full Wheel set. Thus, my one and only safety concern with my bike will be resolved. Can't wait to receive them.
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