eneyone ever put nonpopabel tiers or tubes on there motorized bike?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by tommylee, Sep 2, 2016.

  1. tommylee

    tommylee New Member

    can u use nonpopabel tiers and tubes on your motorized bike ?

  2. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    like non-pneumatic solid tubes? don't bother, you'll experience the harshest ride of your life and some nasty wobbles in turns. you're much better off finding a tire with a very thick wall.
  3. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    have only one customer that got lucky enough for solid tube to fit very tight and not wobble - ride is a bit harsh tho

    fits so tight that every time tread wears out, I have to hacksaw old tire off
  4. tommylee

    tommylee New Member

    befor i swaped my motor off my mt bike to the 20" i got 2 poped tiers with in the first week of rideing it . gess ill just git some slime or or something
  5. Steve Best

    Steve Best Well-Known Member

    Not a good solution.
    Millions of people have ridden billions of miles on regular bicycle tires, I'm sure you can too.
    What are you doing wrong? How did the tires get damaged?
    Nails or sharp object puncture? Watch where you ride and proper air pressure.
    Stone punch thru damage? More air pressure needed.
    Tool damage from mounting the tire? Use plastic tools and some soap or talcum.
    Old tires and tube weathered and cracked? Everything wears out sometime.

    A patch kit and plastic tools are $5 at Walmart. Learn to use them and carry them with you.
    I carry the patch kit, dual screwdriver, plug wrench, 8mm, 10mm and small adjustable and a 3,4&5mm allen keys.
    I can almost rebuild the engine with that kit.
  6. john morrow

    john morrow Member

    I used solid tires for about 2 weeks and I can tell you this much don't do it. I had the worst back tire wobble it seemed like the faster you go the more wobble you got.
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  7. skyash

    skyash Active Member

    I use a tier liner 1mm thick
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  8. Randall

    Randall Active Member

    Bingo, I use the same thing. Never had any problems even out here in the high desert with goat heads.
  9. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    I have a customer been using solid tube for years - ride is very hard, and only one brand of tire seems to fit it properly - he likes it tho and has worn 3 tires to the cord with no problems - his fit so tight that to change the tire, I have to saw the old one off
  10. Frankenstein

    Frankenstein Well-Known Member

    I wonder of the result of filling an inner tube with great stuff foam...

    Never mind that's a terrible idea...
  11. KCvale

    KCvale Motorized Bicycle Vendor

    I like HD thorn proof tubes and good tire liners, the liner goes between the inside of the tire and tube.
    Costs about $30 a wheel, but worth it to replace the paper thin tubes and thin cheap tires that come with most low cost bikes.
    I call it bullet-proofing and it works good ;-}
  12. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    one can cut sidewalls off an old tire to make liners
  13. Steve Best

    Steve Best Well-Known Member

    I used to use thick tubes and tires on my dirtbikes but it causes so much wheel inertia and "dead" ride I prefer not. Proper pressure and a quality lightweight tube will last a long time.
  14. KCvale

    KCvale Motorized Bicycle Vendor

    Rag Joints are made from old tire sidewalls, I have no clue no clue how you can get a straight 2" wide ~4' continuous piece out of it.
    Now sure you can cut an old tube and wrap it around the new tube but it's still just tube material.

    Anyway, I use liners like these.

    Tough stuff that stops most anything.
  15. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    sorry to be unclear, cut the sidewalls off an old bike tire and use just the tread part as liner
  16. KCvale

    KCvale Motorized Bicycle Vendor

    Ahh, I see.