New Tyres Due.......but should I change the tubes too ?

FlatCapandThrottle

Getting there...
Location
East Yorkshire
I'm about to change both tyres on my Scram 411 and am wondering if it may be prudent to fit new inner tubes at the same time. What are your thoughts please ? And if so should they be heavy duty type or not ? Looking for better puncture prevention.
All thoughts welcome - thanks in advance.
 

Roy Gavin

Well travelled
Not much help available on the tire or tube manufacturers sites so it comes down to personal preference.
I change tubes every second tire change and always ask for Michelin heavy duty - but not certain I always get them!
Michelin make thinner and thicker but not everyone stocks them.
And there are some real HD tubes mostly stocked by dirt bike shops which I havent tried but they look overkill, but might increase the chance of a slime type sealant working.
Last two nail punctures were temp sealed with a pressure pack, but I don't get many punctures.
I wouldn't worry about weight, if you notice any change to the handling it might be one that you prefer anyway.
I also have TPMs installed and not problem with heat either.
Others may differ!
 

LIGuy

Well travelled
I'm about to change both tyres on my Scram 411 and am wondering if it may be prudent to fit new inner tubes at the same time. What are your thoughts please ? And if so should they be heavy duty type or not ? Looking for better puncture prevention.
All thoughts welcome - thanks in advance.

Not only should you replace the tubes but also the rim tape if your wheels are spoked.
Dont F around.
Those two little tire patches are all there is between you and the pavement.
 

Woodstock

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Location
Woodstock, NY
I've had one rear tyre replaced at the dealership and they insisted on replacing the tube and the rim strip with the tyre as a general rule. Now I have a spare rear tube.
 

vectinterceptor

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Location
Isle of Wight
+ 1 for HD tubes but also try some 1 inch 25mm Gafa tape around the rim under the rim tape , it can help slow down air leaks if you get a puncture with 36 les holes for the air to get through. I have been running Michelin heavy-duty motocross tubes on another bike bought from Deemon Tweeks.here in the UK.
 
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