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What rear inner tube for a big bore thumper?

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So I hate changing tubes. I was wondering what you all run in your TT500's, etc. I run a 4.00 18 on my TR5MX. I'm starting my off season parts collecting. I break bikes more often than others......

Also any advice on do all that can be done to prevent the tire moving on the rim is much appreciated. So much wheel spin :busted:

Alex

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What type of lube you using to mount the tire? If you use something that remains slippery that can easily make it slip. I try to avoid double locks as it makes tire changes more of a PITA than normal, but that may be your only option.

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What type of lube you using to mount the tire? If you use something that remains slippery that can easily make it slip. I try to avoid double locks as it makes tire changes more of a PITA than normal, but that may be your only option.

I run 2 rim locks. I use dish soap which I suppose too much of it could be a large contributing factor.

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Yeah straight dish soap could be a major factor!

I use a spray bottle with a few drops of dish soap or simple green in water.

If you are slipping the tire with double locks theres a definite issue! I didnt have that issue with a modded CR500...

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Yeah straight dish soap could be a major factor!

I use a spray bottle with a few drops of dish soap or simple green in water.

If you are slipping the tire with double locks theres a definite issue! I didnt have that issue with a modded CR500...

I think I may have failed to bead the tire correctly. So now that I have my methods fixed. What is a long lasting durable rear tube?

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Bridgestone and Dunlop both offer "Ultra Heavy Duty" tubes that are 4mm thick. I have never had a flat in any of my bikes while using either of them and we have a lot of cactus out here. They weigh a couple pounds but they are the toughest available!

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what rim do you have? steel? if i remember my tr5 had steel rims---what air pressure are you running? not cheep but you might try the tubeluss system. (plants the bead all the way around on both sides) and i use dish soap mixed with water.

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Can't run tubeliss, not legal. It is a steel rim. Bike already weighs a ton, so I'm not worried about the weight of a heavy duty rear tube.

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Are you running AHRMA or VDRNW. The steel rim is the problem. I ran a steel rim for a long time on my B50mx and had to run about 20 lb. to sorta keep it from slipping. Changed to an aluminum rim and it pretty much fixed the problem.

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Are you running AHRMA or VDRNW. The steel rim is the problem. I ran a steel rim for a long time on my B50mx and had to run about 20 lb. to sorta keep it from slipping. Changed to an aluminum rim and it pretty much fixed the problem.

AHRMA

And I prefer to keep it original looking.

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I'm running a Bikemaster standard duty on the 550, 10-14 PSI depending on the terrain and it seems to be just fine. You might want to try running the highest pressure the bike will let you without making your hands numb or wrists sore.

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I have a Ultra Heavy Duty inner tube. It looks like a tire without knobs on it.

Unless you burn up rear tires often, have a Mousse insert installed. Let the rear wheel spin all it wants. No air valve to rip out!

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I have a Ultra Heavy Duty inner tube. It looks like a tire without knobs on it.

Unless you burn up rear tires often, have a Mousse insert installed. Let the rear wheel spin all it wants. No air valve to rip out!

She eats tires. I am going to get a good tube, rim tape rather then replacing my broken rubber strip, new rim locks, and all should work out.

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