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i ride a 2008 400s mostly on the street. the only off roading has been a five mile stretch of unpaved road that connects chula vista to jamul. the trailwings lived up to their reputation on loose dirt. i went with the pirelli at90 front and rear, but they are not much of an improvement on pavement. the twisties in the san diego backcountry are a lot of fun. the trailwings performed well there, better than the at90s imo. after researching tt posts, the bt 45 bridgestones look to be the tire for me. the problem lies in the fact that they are tubeless tires. is there an issue here? can i still use the tube when i replace? i read some posts that had some guys doing sealant and other mods to go to tubeless. that is not for me.

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Tubeless rated tires means that they can be run without tubes on rims that can also be used without tubes.

Any stock DRZS/SM/E rim needs to be used with a tube.

A tube in a tubeless tire is perfectly acceptable and necessary with our rims without modifying the rim.

On my SM, I run a Metzler Tourance in the rear and Pirelli MT-60R in the front. They both are tubeless type tires that I use with tubes.

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thanks for the reply. will look into a wider selection of tires for my type of riding.....

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will look into a wider selection of tires for my type of riding.....

I hope you understood me correctly and that I made my point clearly.

The BT 45 will work on your wheels. Even though they are a tubeless tire, you can still put a tube in them. You should use them with tubes.

Spoke wheels:

Tube type or tubeless type tires may be used. Always use a tube even for tubeless type tires.

Cast wheels:

Tube type or tubeless type tires may be used. A tubeless type tire can be used with or without a tube. A tube type tire must be used with a tube.

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