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    Tubes in tubeless tires on F850GSA
    on: Aug 11, 2021, 07.43 pm
    Aug 11, 2021, 07.43 pm
    Has anyone installed tubes in the spoked tubeless rims and if so what all did you need to do/get?
    I am planning a long trip up to Tuktoyaktuk and Yukon next summer with a lot of side trips up old mining roads and want a back up to plugs. Id like to carry a spare front and rear tube that I can put on if need be.  Ive already had to plug two tires in 20k from sharp rocks on old logging roads. Been able to successfully plug both times to get home or to shop for new tire but the distances will likely be to far to rely on that as an option up North. Yesterday I had a 3/4 split right through the knob section of rear E-07.  The Demoster is famous for chewing tires so want to be prepared.

    Thanks in advanced for any suggestions

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    Re: Tubes in tubeless tires on F850GSA
    Reply #1 on: Aug 11, 2021, 07.56 pm
    Aug 11, 2021, 07.56 pm
    If you have TPMS you will need to remove the sensors/valve stems, same if you have regular stems without the TPMS. You likely don't need a rim strip since they are to protect the tubes from the ends of the spokes with conventional spoked rims. You will also need to carry some demounting tools in order to get a least one side of the tire off of the rim to get the tube in.
    Last Edit: Aug 11, 2021, 07.57 pm by SnoDrtRider

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    Re: Tubes in tubeless tires on F850GSA
    Reply #2 on: Aug 12, 2021, 01.28 am
    Aug 12, 2021, 01.28 am
    Thanks Sno. Was hoping it was as simple as that.  Will check it out this weekend when I change tire. 

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    Re: Tubes in tubeless tires on F850GSA
    Reply #3 on: Aug 12, 2021, 02.44 pm
    Aug 12, 2021, 02.44 pm
    I don't think you can as the rear rim has an offset valve so the tube would pull !
    You can on the front though.
    Check your rear rim ( pardon !!!)  :034:

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    Re: Tubes in tubeless tires on F850GSA
    Reply #4 on: Aug 13, 2021, 12.36 am
    Aug 13, 2021, 12.36 am
    *Originally Posted by Huge701 [+]
    I don't think you can as the rear rim has an offset valve so the tube would pull !
    You can on the front though.
    Check your rear rim ( pardon !!!)  :034:
    My rear rim has the valve coming out dead center on the rim...

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    Re: Tubes in tubeless tires on F850GSA
    Reply #5 on: Aug 13, 2021, 11.15 am
    Aug 13, 2021, 11.15 am
    That's weird perhaps the States get different rims , better that way though. Mine is s completely offset .towards the right.!
    2019/20  F850GS
    Pic is upside down :(
    Last Edit: Aug 13, 2021, 11.32 am by Huge701

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    Re: Tubes in tubeless tires on F850GSA
    Reply #6 on: Aug 13, 2021, 11.41 am
    Aug 13, 2021, 11.41 am
    *Originally Posted by Huge701 [+]
    That's weird perhaps the States get different rims , better that way though. Mine is s completely offset .towards the right.!
    2019/20  F850GS
    Pic is upside down :(


    Hmmm... I'll have to take a closer look at mine... It always looked like it was centered. I have washed the bike many times and changed tires a couple times I think I would have noticed the stems being offset :034:

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    Re: Tubes in tubeless tires on F850GSA
    Reply #7 on: Aug 13, 2021, 12.41 pm
    Aug 13, 2021, 12.41 pm
    I just checked my 2019 850GS USA model and the valve stem is also offset to the right.....  Looks just as Huge701's rear rim.  :084:

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    Re: Tubes in tubeless tires on F850GSA
    Reply #8 on: Apr 12, 2022, 10.23 pm
    Apr 12, 2022, 10.23 pm
    Did you find a fitting tube with an offset valve? I am also looking for such a contingency option for my solo off-road ridings.
    Last Edit: Apr 12, 2022, 10.23 pm by Mdarban

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    Re: Tubes in tubeless tires on F850GSA
    Reply #9 on: Apr 15, 2022, 11.08 pm
    Apr 15, 2022, 11.08 pm
    No I haven't found any.  But didn't look to hard as I cancelled my planned trip as Canada was still pretty much locked down and scared of being outside.  So going south across the border this year instead.  So a few more tire options on that route

     



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