Interceptor Tubes

GJC

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Mobile, Al
I figured I had better have a couple of tubes on hand in case I get a flat. Any suggestions on what and where to get them? I am also wondering if I can get by with just one size tube? Ones that would fit the smaller front tire. With bicycle tubes I could always get by with a smaller size tube than the tire as long as the wheel size was the same. I fact I intentionally bought smaller size tubes because they were easier to work with.
 
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Bluestrom13

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UK
I am also wondering if I can get by with just one size tube? Ones that would fit the smaller front tire.
FRONT INNER TUBE, 3.25 - 3.50 X 18 (Also 110/80, 120/80, 100/90 & 110/90 x 18)
Covers the following sizes:
3.25 x 18
3.50 x 18
110/80 x18
120/80 x 18
100/90 x 18
110/90 x 18

REAR INNER TUBE, 4.00 - 4.60 (3.25, 3.50, 130/70, 110/80, 120/80,130/80, 100/90, 110/90, 120/90) X 18).
Covers the following sizes:.
4.00 - 4.60 x 18 (Rear)
3.25 x 18 - (As front)Hitchcocks tubes.jpg
3.50 x 18
130/70 x 18
110/80 x 18
120/80 x 18
130/80 x 18
100/90 x 18
110/90 x 18
120/90 x 18
150/70 x 18

(All info from Hitchcock's wonderful web site - Their Michelin tubes are £19 to overseas customers + postage).

Amazon have the sizes, not sure about makers.
 
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GJC

Well travelled
Location
Mobile, Al
FRONT INNER TUBE, 3.25 - 3.50 X 18 (Also 110/80, 120/80, 100/90 & 110/90 x 18)
Covers the following sizes:
3.25 x 18
3.50 x 18
110/80 x18
120/80 x 18
100/90 x 18
110/90 x 18

REAR INNER TUBE, 4.00 - 4.60 (3.25, 3.50, 130/70, 110/80, 120/80,130/80, 100/90, 110/90, 120/90) X 18).
Covers the following sizes:.
4.00 - 4.60 x 18 (Rear)
3.25 x 18 - (As front)
3.50 x 18
130/70 x 18
110/80 x 18
120/80 x 18
130/80 x 18
100/90 x 18
110/90 x 18
120/90 x 18

(All info from Hitchcock's wonderful web site - Their Michelin tubes are £19 to overseas customers + postage).

Amazon have the sizes, not sure about makers.
Thanks! As usual you have the answer to my question.

It appears that the rear inner tube will also work for the front. That seems counter to logic. I would expect the smaller front tube would be more likely to fit both tires. But what do I know? I've changed and/or patched hundreds of bicycle tubes in my day, but never one on a motorcycle.
 

GJC

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Location
Mobile, Al
I bit the bullet and ordered the tube from Hitchcock's that is supposed to be OK for either the front or rear tire. It wasn't easy for my parsimonious self to hit that "submit order" button. It came to $40 bucks with the international shipping. At 75 I'm old enough to remember when that was a week's take home pay for a lot of jobs.
 

fatal

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Location
Lancashire UK
I carry one of these on the bike. I reckon if the breakdown company can get me to a bike shop or tyre fitters they may be able to use it. What are the chances they'd have one in stock.
I'm still considering a tubeless conversion though.
 
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