Tubeless tires with tube-type rim
I'm considering the Heidenau K60 Scouts for my Triumph Tiger 800XC. The issue is that in the appropriate size (150/70-15 rear and 90/90-21 front) the K60's are tubeless ["TL" designation in the part number], whereas my rims require innertubes.
My question: Is it OK to run tubeless tires with tubes?
I have done so several times. There's no problem with doing so. I will say, though, that you should NOT go with the thick, super-puncture resistant tubes meant for off-road use only (like motocross, etc). They will hold heat and cause failures at extended highway speeds...or so I've been told. Just a precaution to consider.
7 months ago