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Hi all. Just joined. Transalp 700 VA
Having just nipped a brand new tube. ( Feel my pain ) and as most of my millage will be on tarmac.
I was wondering if anybody knew of any tubeless wheels that are compatible with a ABS model.
Look forward to the flack for wanting tubeless wheels.
Regards Frank
 

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I think the problem would be the spoke holes. It would mean movement to cast wheels with all the off set for calipers ect being correct. Certainly would remove a typical Transalp problem. Corroded spoke holes. !!
 

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I think the problem would be the spoke holes. It would mean movement to cast wheels with all the off set for calipers ect being correct. Certainly would remove a typical Transalp problem. Corroded spoke holes. !!
Yes it would mean mag wheels. I was just wondering if anyone had found a set of wheels that require minimal effort to convert. I know you can get various tape's etc to convert spoke wheels to tubeless but it will still be a tube wheel. And do I trust that. Maybe not
 

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Central Wheel in Coleshill near Birmingham told me that the rear wheel (the worst to repair a puncture on) can be converted to tubeless with an ATS tape system, but not the front.

The rear has the correct rims to seal the tyre bead against the humped rim.

The tape is a specialised product that seals the spoke holes and a tubeless valve conversion is used.

You need to leave the wheel with them for a couple of days (or do it yourself), they do give a guarantee.

Tempted to have my rear changed as a Dynaplug repair (I've used these successfully before) are far better than a strip out and puncture patch, then refit.

The front wheel statistically gets fewer punctures (???) so maybe it would be a more than a halfway measure?

Tony.

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I've just converted the front wheel on my Sportster (the rear was already tubeless).
As has been pointed out already, you should really check that the rim has the correct profile to fit a tubeless tyre, mine didn't so I rebuilt the wheel with one that did.
Other than that it's a very simple process, I followed this video mostly, but my wheel had quite a narrow well where the spoke nipples sit so I used a continuous band of sealant all the way round the wheel and didn't bother with the tape, (that 3M sealant is excellent btw). To protect the sealant during tyre changes I refitted the rim tape, the valve stem hole is too big of course for a tubeless valve so I stuck a tube patch over that and punched a new hole for the valve.
I did wonder if the sealant would make the wheel harder to balance, but when I checked, it didn't need any balance weights.

 
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