Thicker Inner Tubes

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Thicker Inner Tubes

Postby reimerdavid » Sun Nov 01, 2009 8:52 am

I have noticed that many recommend replacing stock factory inner tubes with thicker ones. I have 4.00 X 19" wheels and would like feedback with specifics about brands and sources to purchase the thicker units.

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Postby S 854 » Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:06 am

Not so much to do with "thinner vs thicker", but I replaced my Rooskie tubes with a medium weight dirt bike tube, no problems so far.

Something else to consider, "natural vs synthetic" tubes. Synthetic won't loose air anywhere near as fast as natural rubber tubes - drawbacks? First off, ya might get into the habit of NOT checking your tire pressure frequently (bad bad bad), second, if'n ya pick up a nail, the synthetic tube would more likely puncture/tear causing a rapid deflation (also bad).

Natural tubes leak air "naturally" (maybe that's why they're called "natural rubber"? :oops: ) This is the tube I chose, I check my tires every week, and usually top 'em off. If we're on a multi-day ride, I check 'em every morning. Back to the nail scenario... if ya pick up a nail with a natural tube, yer tire's still gonna go flat, but at a much slower rate (minutes rather than seconds to deflate entirely) and if you're payin' attention, you'll have time to get off the road before the wobblies set in.
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Postby heindlengineeringural » Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:12 am

We stock an Ultra Heavy Duty dirt bike inner tube to use in the Ural. Works wonders.
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Postby BOUNTY HUNTER » Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:13 pm

IRC or Moose Off-Road tubes will do. Previous poster has them. You won't regret it!
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Postby edthetermite » Tue Nov 17, 2009 1:18 am

the IRC heavy duty tubes are THICK and substantial. No more flats to date. But I haven't wore thru ALL the cords yet. :^ )

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Postby the toad » Mon Dec 21, 2009 1:51 pm

When ordering new tubes...

Heavy Duty Natural Rubber (of course)

Should a person.. (thats me).. choose 110/90-19 or 100/90/19.. seeing as 4.00 x 19 isnt a choice ??

forget it... search worked foe me :D ... +stem+size
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