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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-29-2013, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
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Changing tires…new tubes?

I'll be needing to replace the front tire soon (PO replaced the rear already) and I'm trying to figure out what I need.

I have a 2004 650 Classic, so I need a tire and someone to mount/balance it, I think it's a tube tired (spoked rims, right?) should I replace the tube as well?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-29-2013, 11:56 PM
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Changing tires…new tubes?

Someone else may disagree but when unchanged my tires last time a friend of told me I should replace the tubes just because the can begin to break down over time and they may get damaged during the removal of the old tire. In the end he just asked wouldn't I rather know there's a new tube in there than take a chance. I put in new tubes.


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I've had new tires put on twice now and replaced tubes both times as recommended by shop.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-02-2013, 09:07 AM
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Yes to new tubes. They do get chafed inside and break down from heat and cold. Cheap insurance +1 on the rim strips as well.

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What are rim strips?


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On the spoked wheels there's a thick piece of rubber that goes around the inside of the wheel and covers where the spokes show inside. It helps protect the inner tube from chafing.

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