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74 TX650 cafe.racer build.
« on: February 29, 2024, 10:10:22 PM »
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Re: 74 TX650 cafe.racer build.
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2024, 09:48:17 AM »
Nice work! Good to see you replaced those horrible wagon wheel mags too.

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Re: 74 TX650 cafe.racer build.
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2024, 10:50:37 AM »
Yes, he'll be able to spend many happy hours by the roadside fixing punctures.....

This is my tastefully(?) modded XBR500. Used a CX500 tank and a locally modified seat. The Goldie pattern silencer gives a nice deep tone but no twitter sadly. I decided against spoked wheels for the above reason - not to mention cost!

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Re: 74 TX650 cafe.racer build.
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2024, 12:47:55 PM »
Spoked wheels cause punctures? Who knew? Now you tell me after (ahem ahem) decades of riding old spokey wheel bikes.
This is sure to call fate, but the only flat I've ever had when out of the road was on a Yahama with cast wheels. Go figure, as our US cousins like to say.

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Re: 74 TX650 cafe.racer build.
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2024, 03:41:14 PM »
You weren't behind me when I had one in the back wheel of the Commando doing 60 on a dual carriageway. The bloke following me said he was convinced I'd lose it but managed to stop safely.

Spoked wheels don't cause punctures (of course) but when a tube is punctured it often lets go catastrophically as on my Norton and the spokes just let the air out in a bang. Tubeless tyres rarely if ever go down as fast. And of course if and when a tubeless is pierced it can often be fixed in situ without recourse to tyre levers etc which at my age is a workshop only job.
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Re: 74 TX650 cafe.racer build.
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2024, 06:23:25 PM »
Ah, so it's not  spoked wheel vs mag wheels, but tubed vs tubeless.
Thankfully not a choice I have to make as all my bikes (and any I would buy in the future) would have tyres and tubes fitted by virtue of their age. Haven't you got a Norton of some sort? Does it make you windy riding that on tubed tyres?
Personally I wouldn't try and repair any sort of flat by the roadside...that's what Mr Samsung is for.

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Re: 74 TX650 cafe.racer build.
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2024, 10:35:12 AM »
Not only that you can modify spoked wheels to take tubeless as I did on my Tiger 955i. As Rex says I do ride older bikes with spoked wheels / tubes but also like the security of tubeless.

And who are you calling stupid?

ps some pics of sealing....
« Last Edit: March 04, 2024, 10:39:07 AM by iansoady »
Ian
1952 Norton ES2
1986 Honda XBR500
1958-ish Tre-Greeves