Will a tube fit inside the tubeless tire (valve fitment?) - Kawasaki Versys Forum
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Will a tube fit inside the tubeless tire (valve fitment?)

It's the perfect day to be planning a solo remote ride next month - currently 38 degrees F and raining here. If I get a nasty flat out there it may not be sealable. Rather than carry two spare tires, what about carrying a tube? Will the tube valve fit through the hole where the tubeless valve is screwed in?
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Yes. But with tubeless tires you should be carrying a tubeless repair kit. That would be my first go to.
Save the tube for a tear that a worm will not fix - last resort.
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for the hassle of removing the tire from rim why not just carry patches and some rubber cement? vs removing the valve stem and putting a tube in... just a thought

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Yes it will fit but like other have said what's the point-also a few things you may not know-1 the stem hole is larger on your rim-2 a tubeless tire has ribs on the inside that will rub on the tube so a lot of baby power has to be used on the tube to keep the heat down from friction or POW and 3 with a tube in there you might not be able to seat the bead without popping the tube--tubes were never made for 50+ psi in a bike- so not a good or safe idea

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I'm planning a backcountry route which includes about 90 miles of the original transcontinental railway. You can ride on the original roadbed itself. Apparently it is unmaintained, so sometimes old spikes emerge which can cut a tire. Something like that is beyond a plug or patch. The tube would be for a worst case scenario so that I could limp out to civilization.
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It's the perfect day to be planning a solo remote ride next month - currently 38 degrees F and raining here. If I get a nasty flat out there it may not be sealable. Rather than carry two spare tires, what about carrying a tube? Will the tube valve fit through the hole where the tubeless valve is screwed in?
When I raced enduros I had friends who blew a tube that couldn't be fixed, so they pushed as much grass as they could inside the tire (it USUALLY breaks the bead when it goes flat) to fill it, then carefully rode it out.

SEEMED to work OK.
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Anytime a tubeless repair does not work I will be idling out on the flat tire as it will be toast anyway. The rim would be my only concern.
I have also seen the grass trick work well enough to get the rider out unaided.

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Anybody remember the old ISDT method of fixing a tube flat on the bike--I got real good at it--like I said in 50+ years I'm a Flat magnet

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...The rim would be my only concern....
It would be my MAIN concern.

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