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Author Topic:   Bead lock and a tube??
sideways
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posted April 06, 2005 10:38 AM  
I have one tire the sidewall has a small leak in it.Has anyone ever successfully ran a tube in a bead lock??Hoosier Dirt stocker. thanks

15a
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posted April 06, 2005 12:30 PM  
Every American Racer and Hoosier I own gets a tube. I run tubes with or without beadlocks. Use lots of baby powder on the tube when you mount the tire.

sideways
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posted April 06, 2005 12:37 PM  
Music to my ears 15a.Thank you very much for posting.Another spare goes on the wagon!!

Istock66
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posted April 06, 2005 06:53 PM           send a private message to sideways   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
15a


Why do you run tubes in those?

sjakes
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posted April 07, 2005 05:21 AM  
Another question.....

How low of Tire Pressures have you ran in either tubed or non tubed American Racers. Obviously I know it depends on which tire etc. I'm just wondering if your running tubes to be able to use tires will small holes or to be able to sneak a few less pounds in them?

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Racer0
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posted April 07, 2005 05:40 AM  
I have run tubes in bead locks before but usually don't. I do however run tubes in everything else. I have run american racers as low as 10# RR and 8# LR with tubes on a very slick & smooth track. I don't make a habbit of it though....

rico 08
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posted April 07, 2005 06:08 AM  
Every time i run a tube it gets wadded up in there somewhere,i've used baby powder and some trick tractor type stuff but it all ends up the same.

MetricMonte
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posted April 07, 2005 09:06 AM  
I am not very familiar with tubes and I was wondering what size tubes to run?? I use Hoosier E-Mods, 26.5/8.0-15 and 27.5/8.0-15. If anyone can help me out that would be great.

shifty8
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posted April 07, 2005 03:55 PM  
i run tubes and when i get them i just go to the tire shop and tell them the size and get them to get the tractor tube it has the steel valve steam and lock ring lots of baby powder and i have never had a problem with them bunching up or tearing. im using the 26.5/8.0-15 and 27.5/8.0-15 hoosier A40 and D40 compound

shifty8
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posted April 07, 2005 03:58 PM  
oh i almost forgot i had 1 tire tear on the side wall from a crash and i had it stiched and with the tube im still running it i run them as low as 8lbs. ps tubes r ur friend

STREET16
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posted April 07, 2005 09:00 PM  
I'm with 15a, but double check for burrs or sharp edges on the inside of the rim on the beadlock side. It doesn't take much to put a hole in a tube.

sideways
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posted April 08, 2005 08:23 AM  
Thanks for all the replys.Keep them coming.

Blind Barney
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posted April 10, 2005 08:57 PM  
I'm not a big fan of running tubes, I saw last year a situation where the tire was spinning on the wheel, I assume a beadlock would not have this problem.

D9Dave
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posted April 11, 2005 05:36 PM  
After a flat, I run a tube in all tires except a bead lock. I've never been able to make it stay on the rim. I guess the tire pressure's too low.

    

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