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Yeah, I knew!Norge, but what about the V85? Have you not reached that stage with it yet?
Buy tyre fitting lube, cheap from any auto place, makes world of differenceAnd remove valve before trying to seat bead, the valve is big restriction to flow
Thanks mate, I’ll follow that advice..
Another thing I've found helpful on stubborn tires is to make sure the rim isn't pressing down on the tire as you try to inflate it, confusing I know but what I try to do is lift up the wheel while adding air, this seems to center the tire on the rim and less air escapes out of the sides thus allowing the tire to seat on the wheel bead. Does work for me. Oh and I use RU Glyde as a tire lubricant for mounting, found in local auto part stores here in the U.S. maybe they have similar down under. This stuff also works as a rubber protectent as well.
Interesting. So in theory if you get a flat in the boondocks & inadvertently break a bead, you might become stranded despite having a low-volume 12v electric pump on board.Makes sense really. Which is possibly why the majority of dirt & "all-terrain" bikes (including the V85 of course) still use tubes.Many ADV riders on Youtube recommend carrying a spare tube - for the largest wheel size on their bike - even on tubeless equipped bikes. Thought it was just as a temporary fix for punctured tyre carcasses, but now it's a whole lot clearer to me: a plain simple bicycle patch would fix just about any tread or sidewall puncture (but not a tear), whereas that spare tube, even if jammed into a smaller diameter wheel, becomes a fix-all for everything but the worst case scenarios.
Not yet but there’s nothing wrong at all with it. The V85 is “good at what it does” but not “lovely”.
(Tongue in cheek)In other words...you hate the V85, and are just prolonging the relationship because you're afraid to break up and offend the V85's feelings at this point given how much you've professed your love for it. All the farkling in the world won't change it's performance characteristics...T he breakup will happen eventually, just depends on how many issues surface in the meantime!Perhaps it's better to try and not invest any emotions into the V85 and just treat it like a utility tool...practical, but unemotional, completely different from the Norge, which we all understand is really an extension of the soul!...exiting stage left now.
Easy big guy...!
Clearly I’ve left the impression that I don’t much like my V85, that’s not true at all . . .
And those outdoors glamour shots..https://youtu.be/FwzEvQ6ndHA
Looks great, but you should be in at least one of those pics. Rich
Huzo, that looks great.
You do not have time for more mods now because you will need your time to keep the wheels clean.
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