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Tubeless tires?

This is probably a pretty basic question, but how do I know if my 2015 650 LT has tube or tubeless tires? The tires currently on it are Shinko 705/805.

And is carrying a can of "fix a flat" advisable on a Versys?

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If the wheels are NOT spoked...and if you're NOT FastEddie, then you're sure to have tubeless tires!

***Let me add, I'd avoid Fix-a-Flat...even on car tires. Once you spray that stuff in the tire is pretty much shot. Get a patch kit, a tiny electric air pump and a cigarette outlet to plug it it and you should be good to go for at least getting you home/to the nearest bike shop.

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https://www.msf-usa.org/downloads/mi...ide_2012v1.pdf

Some reading material on tires..Weather tube or tubeless , most tires do carry marking on tire wall.
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Some reading material on tires..Weather tube or tubeless , most tires do carry marking on tire wall.
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I would never use Fix-a-Flat on a bike tire. The makers of Slime tout the benefits of their product but I wouldn’t use it either.
Here is a little info on fix-a-flat:
https://www.campanellas.com/car-tips...at-use-caution

I used fix a flat on a bike tire once. The extra cost for cleaning up the rim definitely wasn’t worth it.
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I tried one of those products for my '08 and ended up w/ a permanently 'marked' rim where the stuff touched the outside. It's not bad, but it DOES pi$$ me off when I see it....

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