Page 102 of 102 FirstFirst ... 2262829293949596979899100101102
Results 2,526 to 2,547 of 2547

Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

  1. #2526
    Lifer Chippertheripper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    the fairest of havens
    Age
    39
    Posts
    12,437

    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    One does not know if it needs liquid unless one breaks the bead and looks inside.
    I don’t recommend that if you can avoid it. Put air in it and ride it, let the sealant do its job.
    If you just want to put some sealant in it anyways, unscrew the valve core and use either an injector or a piece of small tubing on your 2oz bottle.

    0 Not allowed!
    Cliff's Cycles KTM
    NETRA enduro B-vet
    Close your eyes, look deep in your soul, step outside yourself and let your mind go.

  2. #2527
    Your Father csmutty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Pomfret Center, CT
    Age
    27
    Posts
    9,990

    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    One does not know if it needs liquid unless one breaks the bead and looks inside.
    I don’t recommend that if you can avoid it. Put air in it and ride it, let the sealant do its job.
    If you just want to put some sealant in it anyways, unscrew the valve core and use either an injector or a piece of small tubing on your 2oz bottle.
    It's not taking air is the problem though. When I'm pumping it up it is leaking out pretty much instantly. I could try to ride on it I guess and see what happens.

    0 Not allowed!
    -Christian LRRS/CCS #316 ECK Racing GMD Computrack Boston | Pine Motorparts/PBE Specialists | Woodcraft | Street & Competition | OnTrack Media

    2011 Pit Bike Race CHAMPION!

  3. #2528
    Lifer Chippertheripper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    the fairest of havens
    Age
    39
    Posts
    12,437

    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    Oh, then you probably need to pull the tape and redo it. In which case, you’re starting from scratch.

    0 Not allowed!
    Cliff's Cycles KTM
    NETRA enduro B-vet
    Close your eyes, look deep in your soul, step outside yourself and let your mind go.

  4. #2529
    Lifer bryco13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Oxford, MA
    Posts
    1,400

    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    Using a compressor or a pump? I’ve had issues where using a regular old bike pump, Wasnt able to get all that volume to enough pressure to seal.

    0 Not allowed!

  5. #2530
    Your Father csmutty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Pomfret Center, CT
    Age
    27
    Posts
    9,990

    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by bryco13 View Post
    Using a compressor or a pump? I’ve had issues where using a regular old bike pump, Wasnt able to get all that volume to enough pressure to seal.
    Using a pump. I'm have to get an adapter for presta for my compressor and try that.

    0 Not allowed!
    -Christian LRRS/CCS #316 ECK Racing GMD Computrack Boston | Pine Motorparts/PBE Specialists | Woodcraft | Street & Competition | OnTrack Media

    2011 Pit Bike Race CHAMPION!

  6. #2531
    Bizarro Zoolander Petorius's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Why am I still here?
    Posts
    1,951

    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    Using a pump. I'm have to get an adapter for presta for my compressor and try that.
    A lot of presta valve stems have removable cores. I remove the core, then use a trigger nozzle with the little cone tip on the compressor to pop the bead in. Works great. Then you can also add sealant through the valve stem before you put the core back in.

    Regarding sealant, if you cant hear it sloshing when you remove the wheel and give it a hard shake, there's probably not enough in there. Also make sure you do the sealant dance after adding it. If you used gorilla tape on the rim, you will lose sealant through the tape over time. I did on my fat bike, and I find that I have to check/add air pretty much every ride.

    0 Not allowed!

  7. #2532
    Burns retinas nhbubba's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Seacoast NH
    Posts
    15,404

    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Petorius View Post
    A lot of presta valve stems have removable cores. I remove the core, then use a trigger nozzle with the little cone tip on the compressor to pop the bead in. Works great. Then you can also add sealant through the valve stem before you put the core back in.
    That's a fart smucker of an idea! Never thought of that. Could potentially work with real bikes too.

    0 Not allowed!

  8. #2533
    Lifer Chippertheripper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    the fairest of havens
    Age
    39
    Posts
    12,437

    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    That's a fart smucker of an idea! Never thought of that. Could potentially work with real bikes too.
    I didn’t even mention it because I thought it was common practice.



    There is a real technique to getting a non tubeless fat rim to set up. It is a process.

    0 Not allowed!
    Cliff's Cycles KTM
    NETRA enduro B-vet
    Close your eyes, look deep in your soul, step outside yourself and let your mind go.

  9. #2534
    Burns retinas nhbubba's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Seacoast NH
    Posts
    15,404

    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    For years now I've been installing the valve in the stem, hooking up my regular filler and praying the tire would seat. Sometimes getting the seat takes 2x longer than the tire change. (This is on tubeless motor-bikes.)
    I've yet to do a tubeless bicycle. Although I now own a couple sets of "tubeless ready" rims now.

    0 Not allowed!

  10. #2535
    Lifer Chippertheripper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    the fairest of havens
    Age
    39
    Posts
    12,437

    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    You’re a methodical type, you can do it.

    0 Not allowed!
    Cliff's Cycles KTM
    NETRA enduro B-vet
    Close your eyes, look deep in your soul, step outside yourself and let your mind go.

  11. #2536
    Your Father csmutty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Pomfret Center, CT
    Age
    27
    Posts
    9,990

    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    Hmm I didn't even know presta cores were removable. I'll have to try that...

    Also thinking at this point it might be worth it to buy a second set of fat wheels for the ice/snow tires.

    0 Not allowed!
    -Christian LRRS/CCS #316 ECK Racing GMD Computrack Boston | Pine Motorparts/PBE Specialists | Woodcraft | Street & Competition | OnTrack Media

    2011 Pit Bike Race CHAMPION!

  12. #2537
    Lifer Chippertheripper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    the fairest of havens
    Age
    39
    Posts
    12,437

    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    You keep this set of wheels for ice and snow. Run tubes if you have to.
    Get a set of something lighter and nicer for the rest of the year. Something that’s tubeless ready, whether that’s 29+ or another fat wheelset.

    0 Not allowed!
    Cliff's Cycles KTM
    NETRA enduro B-vet
    Close your eyes, look deep in your soul, step outside yourself and let your mind go.

  13. #2538
    Your Father csmutty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Pomfret Center, CT
    Age
    27
    Posts
    9,990

    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    You keep this set of wheels for ice and snow. Run tubes if you have to.
    Get a set of something lighter and nicer for the rest of the year. Something that’s tubeless ready, whether that’s 29+ or another fat wheelset.
    Hmm. Valid point. That will give me time to save $$ for said wheels too.

    0 Not allowed!
    -Christian LRRS/CCS #316 ECK Racing GMD Computrack Boston | Pine Motorparts/PBE Specialists | Woodcraft | Street & Competition | OnTrack Media

    2011 Pit Bike Race CHAMPION!

  14. #2539
    Lifer wiggeywackyo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Medford
    Posts
    1,328

    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    Any advice for someone getting a fatty for the snow covered single track only? I have a FS 26-er for the rest of the year. Are the Framed bikes any good or should I stick with buying a proper fatty from one of the bigger players?

    0 Not allowed!
    LRRS 878 Clapped out Gixxah

  15. #2540
    Lifer Chippertheripper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    the fairest of havens
    Age
    39
    Posts
    12,437

    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    I had a framed. It’s a decent gateway drug, I think, much like any of the motobecane/bikesdirect stuff.
    Look at the parts. That’ll tell you everything.

    0 Not allowed!
    Cliff's Cycles KTM
    NETRA enduro B-vet
    Close your eyes, look deep in your soul, step outside yourself and let your mind go.

  16. #2541
    Your Father csmutty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Pomfret Center, CT
    Age
    27
    Posts
    9,990

    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    Got the rear tire to seat and inflate. Spun the wheel and then pumped rapidly and she blew right up.

    Thanks for the advice. Studded tires should be in today.

    0 Not allowed!
    -Christian LRRS/CCS #316 ECK Racing GMD Computrack Boston | Pine Motorparts/PBE Specialists | Woodcraft | Street & Competition | OnTrack Media

    2011 Pit Bike Race CHAMPION!

  17. #2542
    Lifer Chippertheripper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    the fairest of havens
    Age
    39
    Posts
    12,437

    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    You’ve gone off the deep end.
    Selling dirty toys for bicycles?

    0 Not allowed!
    Cliff's Cycles KTM
    NETRA enduro B-vet
    Close your eyes, look deep in your soul, step outside yourself and let your mind go.

  18. #2543
    Your Father csmutty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Pomfret Center, CT
    Age
    27
    Posts
    9,990

    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    You’ve gone off the deep end.
    Selling dirty toys for bicycles?
    In CT it's just so much easier to ride bicycles with lack of legal places to ride. And there's something to be said for throwing the bike on the back of the car and going. No air filters or tranny fluid to change. No gas to mix. Gear is a little cheaper (barely).

    Didn't touch my dirt bike all year.

    0 Not allowed!
    Last edited by csmutty; Yesterday at 09:52 AM.
    -Christian LRRS/CCS #316 ECK Racing GMD Computrack Boston | Pine Motorparts/PBE Specialists | Woodcraft | Street & Competition | OnTrack Media

    2011 Pit Bike Race CHAMPION!

  19. #2544
    Lifer wiggeywackyo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Medford
    Posts
    1,328

    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    I had a framed. Itís a decent gateway drug, I think, much like any of the motobecane/bikesdirect stuff.
    Look at the parts. Thatíll tell you everything.
    Damn. I was hoping you would lie to me and tell me something I wanted to hear.

    I found one for a decent price with the idea that I'd upgrade the components as I went but maybe I'll just use it as a straight winter beater and not care.

    0 Not allowed!
    LRRS 878 Clapped out Gixxah

  20. #2545
    Burns retinas nhbubba's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Seacoast NH
    Posts
    15,404

    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    In CT it's just so much easier to ride bicycles with lack of legal places to ride. And there's something to be said for throwing the bike on the back of the car and going. No air filters or tranny fluid to change. No gas to mix. Gear is a little cheaper (barely).
    I'm feeling this way in NH too. Kind of scratch my head a little when the MTB crowd complains (oh, do they complain) about being squeezed out of trails and land. There was a huge meltdown over a local area here recently. But that doesn't hold a candle to the challenge of riding a dirt bike.

    I'm keeping my 200 because it owes me nothing. But it's becoming more and more of a garage ornament.

    0 Not allowed!

  21. #2546
    Lifer Chippertheripper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    the fairest of havens
    Age
    39
    Posts
    12,437

    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    In CT it's just so much easier to ride bicycles with lack of legal places to ride. And there's something to be said for throwing the bike on the back of the car and going. No air filters or tranny fluid to change. No gas to mix. Gear is a little cheaper (barely).

    Didn't touch my dirt bike all year.
    Like, duh. I did some dirty riding in the spring to stretch the legs, but basically only raced it.
    I have the seasonal “sell everything fever” too.
    I have no idea what my 2019 season will look like at this point, other than a hopeful ‘nother week trip or two.

    0 Not allowed!
    Cliff's Cycles KTM
    NETRA enduro B-vet
    Close your eyes, look deep in your soul, step outside yourself and let your mind go.

  22. #2547
    Lifer bryco13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Oxford, MA
    Posts
    1,400

    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    I’ve got a real nice new orbea Loki (27.5x3.0” tires) sitting that needs a new home. $1100 for nesrians.

    0 Not allowed!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •