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Actually it's DUMB tire questionS. I'm going to replace the original rear Dunlop on my 900 classic Lt with the Metzeler. So far Bike Bandit has it the cheapest that I have found.

My question is about the tube. The tire itself is described as tubeless whereas the original tire has a tube. Do I need a tube for the Metzeler? There are Metzeler tubes available for that size tire.

There are 2 choices for the tube in the same size. One says 'side valve - straight metal stem' the other is 'standard - straight metal stem'. Which one would I need? Here's the link to the tubes.

Metzeler Motorcycle Tubes - BikeBandit.com

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Actually it's DUMB tire questionS. I'm going to replace the original rear Dunlop on my 900 classic Lt with the Metzeler. So far Bike Bandit has it the cheapest that I have found.

My question is about the tube. The tire itself is described as tubeless whereas the original tire has a tube. Do I need a tube for the Metzeler? There are Metzeler tubes available for that size tire.

There are 2 choices for the tube in the same size. One says 'side valve - straight metal stem' the other is 'standard - straight metal stem'. Which one would I need? Here's the link to the tubes.

Metzeler Motorcycle Tubes - BikeBandit.com

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Hi,

If you need a tube with a tubeless tire depends on the wheel. If you have an unsealed spoke rim then you will need a tube in the tubeless tire.
 

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Right - so for the classic, with the stock spoked wheels, you need a tube.

It's OK to run a tubeless tire with a tube but not the other way around.
 

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Definitely need tubes and possibly new rim strips:smile:

You will need the straight for the front wheel and the 90 degree for the back.
 

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Check with Motorcycle Superstore. I just got my Pierrli Route 66 and tube from them. They were the best on the tube but I found the tire somewhere else for less. They have a price match deal and if you send them the info they will match it. And I think you get free shipping to boot. I will reuse a tube 1 time if its in good shape. Especially being the first set of Dunlaps on my 900 only went 8000 mi. I currently have over 12K on my Pierrlli's.
 

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I had a flat once so I want to replace the tube. It's not clear to me by the tube descriptions that one will have the 90 which is why I asked about it. I'm at 8200 miles on my bike so looks like I got the average out of the original tire.
 

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Anyone check the date on the good deal tires to see how old they are! I buy batterys for my cars at Wal-mart only because they sell alot of them and the ones on the shelf are fresh.

You buy a good deal tire and shortly after its on the bike it starts to check or dry rot after one season of riding.
 

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Lorenzo: no if it is a tubless tire your in good shape. The Customs use a different size tire in front, so youll have to look around for those as I dont know what they are. I belive the rears are the same on Classic and Customs. I sure wish we had a choice of the mag (tubless tire) wheels for the classic. WE could very easily mount up the rear wheel but finding a front poses more of a problem.
 
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