Author [NL] [FR] [ES] [DE] [SE] [IT] XC Tubless Conversion and Insurance  (Read 1750 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

  • Offline Fazer   gb

    • Tiger Master  ‐    432
    • ****
      #10

    Offline Fazer

    • Tiger Master
    • ****
    • Posts: 432
    • Bike/Model: 800 XRt
    • Country: gb
    Re: XC Tubless Conversion and Insurance
    Reply #10 on: Nov 09, 2023, 02.22 pm
    Nov 09, 2023, 02.22 pm
    *Originally Posted by K1W1 [+]
    That’s not insurance that is theft. Why do you lot put up with it?

    Unfortunately all insurance companies operate the same definitions so other than vote for a political party which campaigns on introducing a change to this situation, there’s not much we can do.

    Changing the tube status is not a “material fact” when you get T boned by a distracted driver. It’s only a material fact if you have a crash that directly relates to the modification. I’ll go back to my previous question. When was the last time anybody in the UK knows about an insurance company removing the tyres from a wrecked bike to check the tube status?

    You misunderstand the meaning of ‘material fact’’. You’re correct that it would not be a relevant issue in the collision you describe. However, it is a ‘material fact’ necessary for the underwriters to assess their risk in insuring you so that they can calculate the premium. If you haven’t declared a ‘material fact’ then they may not have levied the correct premium. In such circumstances the insurers are entitled to say that your policy is void because you haven’t paid the correct premium for the risk you impose on them.

  • Offline AKTiger123   gb

    • Tiger Member  ‐    57
    • **
      #11

    Offline AKTiger123

    • Tiger Member
    • **
    • Posts: 57
    • Bike/Model: Tiger 800 XCA
    • Country: gb
    Re: XC Tubless Conversion and Insurance
    Reply #11 on: Nov 10, 2023, 06.39 pm
    Nov 10, 2023, 06.39 pm
    Hi all

    I have had this done front and back by CW components. Front is expensive as you need a new rim, I also at the time went stainless spokes on the front. Rear much less as the rim is OK and my spokes were not too bad so left as was.   No haven't told the insurance company like I have not told them I have changed the brake and clutch levers,  the windshield and tyres. All material elements.  I agree it is safer to go tubeless and CWC are excellent.  I had a small leak after 24 months and they have replaced it all and warranted another 24 months.   They are still refining the technique but I wouldn't hesitate in doing it again on any tubed wheel.

  • Offline Londonglide   gb

    • Tiger Master  ‐    391
    • ****
      #12

    Offline Londonglide

    • Tiger Master
    • ****
    • Posts: 391
    • Bike/Model: XC
    • Country: gb
    Re: XC Tubless Conversion and Insurance
    Reply #12 on: Nov 10, 2023, 07.01 pm
    Nov 10, 2023, 07.01 pm
    *Originally Posted by AKTiger123 [+]
    Hi all

    I have had this done front and back by CW components. Front is expensive as you need a new rim, I also at the time went stainless spokes on the front. Rear much less as the rim is OK and my spokes were not too bad so left as was.   No haven't told the insurance company like I have not told them I have changed the brake and clutch levers,  the windshield and tyres. All material elements.  I agree it is safer to go tubeless and CWC are excellent.  I had a small leak after 24 months and they have replaced it all and warranted another 24 months.   They are still refining the technique but I wouldn't hesitate in doing it again on any tubed wheel.
    What did you pay for the front wheel work?, and how long ago?

  • Offline AKTiger123   gb

    • Tiger Member  ‐    57
    • **
      #13

    Offline AKTiger123

    • Tiger Member
    • **
    • Posts: 57
    • Bike/Model: Tiger 800 XCA
    • Country: gb
    Re: XC Tubless Conversion and Insurance
    Reply #13 on: Nov 10, 2023, 10.18 pm
    Nov 10, 2023, 10.18 pm
    Hi from memory the front with new spokes and rim was about £400, rear about £190 inc courier and taking off tyre, refit and balance.  Had the front done 24 months and read about 2 months.  All good. 

  • Offline Londonglide   gb

    • Tiger Master  ‐    391
    • ****
      #14

    Offline Londonglide

    • Tiger Master
    • ****
    • Posts: 391
    • Bike/Model: XC
    • Country: gb
    Re: XC Tubless Conversion and Insurance
    Reply #14 on: Nov 15, 2023, 03.42 pm
    Nov 15, 2023, 03.42 pm
    Update
    Spoke to Bennetts as my renewal came through.
    No change to price, but they were happy it was declared, and I think it will be noted on the policy.
    I'm quite happy, as I already sold my spoked wheel to another Forum member who had a corroded one, so a win win.

  • Offline Bart1   wales

    • Tiger Member  ‐    46
    • **
    • Topic Author
    • #15

    Offline Bart1

    • Tiger Member
    • **
    • Topic Author
    • Posts: 46
    • Bike/Model: 800XC
    • Country: wales
    Re: XC Tubless Conversion and Insurance
    Reply #15 on: Nov 15, 2023, 05.40 pm
    Nov 15, 2023, 05.40 pm
    Thanks for the update, it's good to know.

    So are you running  21" front or roadie wheels both ends?

  • Offline Londonglide   gb

    • Tiger Master  ‐    391
    • ****
      #16

    Offline Londonglide

    • Tiger Master
    • ****
    • Posts: 391
    • Bike/Model: XC
    • Country: gb
    Re: XC Tubless Conversion and Insurance
    Reply #16 on: Nov 15, 2023, 06.19 pm
    Nov 15, 2023, 06.19 pm
    *Originally Posted by Bart1 [+]
    Thanks for the update, it's good to know.

    So are you running  21" front or roadie wheels both ends?
    21 front and 17 rear. Rear is same size for both.
    Swapped my as new tyre , disc and checked bearings, and it all slotted straight in.
    It's quite a subtle change, unless you know what to look at.