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Jackathan

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Posted: 07/24/19 05:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

In the dirt bike world, it's called a Bib Mousse. Never thought about something like that for a trailer tire, and I've had many blowouts with ST tires.

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Jackathan wrote:

In the dirt bike world, it's called a Bib Mousse. Never thought about something like that for a trailer tire, and I've had many blowouts with ST tires.


yup and see what a Bib Mouse looks like and does after an length of time at 60mph or so..... They don't like it. Great for lower speeds, but not high speeds. it give equivalent to about 12-13 psi, so you can imagine what happens as higher speeds.

AFAIK they don't make one for street bikes or other tires other than off road riding.


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consumers reports reported their study showed a 1.3 PSI reduction in air loss for Nitrogen filled tires.
1) it works
2) It's meaningless
3) take it if it is free.
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Posted: 07/25/19 09:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

lol. Consumer Reports. lol again.
Science Matters.

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My question is, if the tires were filled with foam (theoretically to replace the need for air in the tire) then what happens when the tread wears out and you have to get new tires? Would you have to get new rims as well? Seems to me to be a much bigger hassle not to mention greater expense.

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CFerguson wrote:

lol. Consumer Reports. lol again.
Science Matters.

I am no CR fan myself but I have found their various studies to be fairly well controlled, etc. please quote some studies from your LOL sources proving contrary to their findings.
bumpy LOL

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BadgerMcAdams wrote:

My question is, if the tires were filled with foam (theoretically to replace the need for air in the tire) then what happens when the tread wears out and you have to get new tires? Would you have to get new rims as well? Seems to me to be a much bigger hassle not to mention greater expense.


IMHO unless it is something like a bib mousse foam is going to quickly disinigrate and you'll have a real flat tire. It has to be able to flex as the tire rolls and compresses on the pavement contact patch. so whatever it is can't be very rigid, it needs to be something that will compress and then relax.

I just can't see anything that will do that and take the heat and last very long.

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CFerguson wrote:

lol. Consumer Reports. lol again.
Science Matters.

I’ve always found CR to be scientific in most cases. Very little subjective tests other than ones involving taste and hearing.


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Wind River wrote:

Has anyone heard of or have foam sprayed in your TT tires? Dealer convinced a friend of mine this is the way to go because he will never have a flat tire.

What was that quote from PT Barnum?

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Wind River wrote:

Has anyone heard of or have foam sprayed in your TT tires? Dealer convinced a friend of mine this is the way to go because he will never have a flat tire.


I wouldn't use it. First, the foam could affect the balance of the wheel & tire. Also, if it's a latex base, you're actually adding moisture to the air space in the tire. Some years ago I used Fix-A-Flat on a tire that had a slow leak and, several years later, ended up really regretting it. The moisture that I had injected that was in the latex compound stayed trapped and literally rotted out the rim.

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