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    rep'd!^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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    Nice tip.

    I am hoping that the new rims are easier to setup 2bliss (if that tips a hat to the spec gods). Also hope their eta is sooner than Dec 5 (which is when cdale's website says theirs are due). Maybe just got 2015 fatboy if that's the case. Yet then I have this potential ordeal with tubeless.

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    Does it make sense to split tube the stock tube or will that not save much weight when trimmed?

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    ^^^nope. You need 24" tubes. They fit nice against the rims. The spesh GCs are really easy to set up ghetto. All I needed was a spray of soapy water around the bead and inflated with a compressor. Didn't even need a strap around the tire. I tried to mount my Fat B Nimbles, but they are too damn loose, so I went back to the GCs.

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    No need for split tube. The shop got it right on the third try. Now my 7 and 8 psi f/r feels like too much.

    Got done with a few mile ride in some nasty rocky terrain and no leaks to be found. Did a soapy water test on post ride cleaning and all is right with the world.

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    I will be trying the split tube method after not getting the pegasus racing tape to work. Has anyone gotten the 60 tpi tires that come on the SE model to work? When trying the tape method I was surprised to see how loose they were to work with. Does the tubes thickness help with this? Do I need to add some foam.

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    Got mine on our 2 x SEs to work split tube without foam. The wire bead tires will seal up fine, but I sprayed lots 'o soapy water and had to use a strap around the tire on my wife's bike, but not on mine. A spray bottle of soapy water is your friend. I was able to pop them on with a floor pump with this approach. I used the same method with the fattystrippers.

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    Thanks for the info, did you use the q tubes that were mentioned earlier or something else?

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    This is how I got it to work, but with the 120tpi tire. Add foam strip at the center channel to build it up flat. You can get the foam strips from Home Depot at the lumber aisle. They're usually used to seal between concrete and 2x4 (sole plate). Tape over it with clear gorilla tape and don't forget the vent holes. You need to then pump it up with tubes to get one side to seat. Then, remove one side of the bead and carefully remove the tube without break the seal on the other side. Pump it up with a compressor, but keep it below 10 psi. If it airs up, then add the sealant from the valve core. You need half a bottle of Stan per tire. Good luck. It took me 4 attempts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by piepants View Post
    Thanks for the info, did you use the q tubes that were mentioned earlier or something else?
    Yep, 24" Q tubes. I also use these same tubes when running tubed so it is convenient to have them around. When running tubed, I find these are sturdier than Q tube super light - and they weigh about the same.

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    i know this is an old thread, but I thought I would share my experience with making a 2014 (stock) Spec. Fatboy tubeless... I bought it used off of ebay for $850 and when I realized the rims and tires were not tubeless ready I was bummed... I live in the arizona desert and tubeless is almost a necessity... this is what I did to achieve the tubeless setup.

    1) I removed the tires and tubes.
    2) I cleaned the rims and rim strip with isopropyl alcohol
    3) made sure the rim and rim strip surface were clean and free from any debris
    4) I took some 2.88 inch wide gorilla tape and taped it twice on each side.
    5) the tape ends were at each lip
    6) I re mounted the tires and tubes and inflated the tubes to 20 psi.
    7) I kept the tubes in for 4 hours to help press down the tape
    8) I removed the tubes keeping one side mounted in the channel
    9) I used a JoeBlow booster floor pump to dry mount the tires. This worked well
    10) I took the cores out and injected about 8 oz of stans sealant in each tire
    11) I re-inflated the tires with a floor pump

    So its been 2 days and 2 rides later and incredibly the tubeless setup has held air. I mean better than some tubeless ready rim/tubeless tire setups I have had...

    I am amazed how well this has worked..

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