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Re: Tiger 800 XCA tubeless conversion?
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2020, 11:43:22 AM »
*Originally Posted by padderico [+]
Just wondering if anyone has performed this conversion themselves and what compounds/materials they have used with results?

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Re: Tiger 800 XCA tubeless conversion?
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2020, 12:56:13 PM »

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Re: Tiger 800 XCA tubeless conversion?
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2020, 04:02:41 AM »
*Originally Posted by Q [+]
the conversion was done by a local company here in Johannesburg who specializes in overland adventure tours - they use a compound which seals the inside of the rim and the spokes (not sure which type of compound however) - takes about 3-4 days to cure and dry and I've seen that it looks like a black elasticised material when dry

they previously did a conversion for me on the spoke wheels of a BMW R1200R Classic which I rode the pants off for about 3 years (incl track days) with the tubeless conversion and never had an issue apart from the occasional flat due to nails/screws/sharp objects from the road surface in the rear tyre

thus, I would definitely recommend a professional doing the tubeless conversion for you irrespective of the absence of an extra bead lip in the 21" front - neither my XCA front nor the BMW rims had such a lip and I never had any hassles or warnings that the rims are not suitable for tubeless conversion

I have done the same at home using sikaflex to sear the rear wheel spokes, I basically fill up the valley where the spoke nipple goes through the rim, works well, but it does make removing the tyre a little more difficult.
ADV has a write up on how it's done,
Much easier to put a string plug in a tyre to fix a puncture than remove a tube on the rear wheel, replacing a tube on the front is not so bad.
DO NOT DO THE FRONT has no safety bead, and the tyre can and did come off for me resulting in a nasty crash....

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Re: Tiger 800 XCA tubeless conversion?
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2020, 08:00:48 AM »
Can vouch for the bartubeless, many Africa twin owners used their product and all where pretty happy, if I remember well, later spoke adjustments caused no problems !


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