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JemandSi
11-08-08, 20:17
Guys,

now is nearing the time where I will need to change the front and rear tyres on me F650GS,

now I understand the rim sizes are 100/90/19" front 130/80/17" for the rear.

now I fancy giving Metzler tourances a go (bout 117 a pair from tyresite.com) but I have no idea about tubes :confused: what spec etc should I go for? I dont do off road with the bike, instead I use the bike for commuting.

also anyone know of a good tyre fitter to use in or around bridgwater in somerset?

anyone got any suggestions?

si

(RIP) The Wilbur
12-08-08, 09:13
Guys,

now is nearing the time where I will need to change the front and rear tyres on me F650GS,

now I understand the rim sizes are 100/90/19" front 130/80/17" for the rear.

now I fancy giving Metzler tourances a go (bout 117 a pair from tyresite.com) but I have no idea about tubes :confused: what spec etc should I go for? I dont do off road with the bike, instead I use the bike for commuting.

also anyone know of a good tyre fitter to use in or around bridgwater in somerset?

anyone got any suggestions?

si

You do not need to change the tubes every time you change the tyres ( unless you are cr*p at tyre changing ;) ).

John Armstrong
12-08-08, 10:02
I'd think about changing them every other tyre change if you're doing a lot of miles on the bike. And for piece of mind I'd change them if you haven't got a clue on how old they are, btw don't forget the thingy that stops the spokes from rubbing on the tube.

How much is a pair of tubes going to cost? Not much, how much time would you waste if one leaked due to old age? Time v money

JemandSi
12-08-08, 10:11
Thanks for the info so far, due to doing about 480 miles a week I was going to change the tubes anyway. So the question is what spec of tube? And where to get it from?

John Armstrong
12-08-08, 10:59
This might help: http://www.motorworks.co.uk/bmw/products/product.php?f=i&code=BA_15_65_SA_50&shnew=New&model=F650+CS%2FGS%2FDakar+%28injector+models%29&shnewcode=15&part=Wheels&sub_part=Inner+tubes%2C+wheel+tapes%2C+valves+and+ accessories&modelcode=65&partcode=SA&source_code=BA_15_65_SA_50

I'm sure these people might be closer: http://www.james-sherlock.co.uk/pdf/Tyres-and-other-parts.pdf