BMW GS Update

Checkswrecks

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Pretty simple. When you get a puncture, you can plug a tubeless tire, inflate it and ride on. No need to remove wheel, break bead and replace or patch a tube as is the case with tube type.
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As a commuter, at least once a year I'd end up using a plug to get home from work. (DC requires rear wheel to the curb)
Pulling the wheel to get to a tubed tire on a 700 lb bike with boxes and no center stand downtown would suck. (Center stand got removed to tow a trailer and was left off)

Plus, when tubeless go flat it is usually not the instant loss of pressure and control that happens when a tube breaks.
 

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Tubed or tubeless makes no difference to me. They both have advantages and disadvantages. Tubeless advantages are as Bob described. Tubeless disadvantages are you being stuck if you flat spot the rim. I always carry a spare tube regardless of the bike I'm riding.

I will say I really like having the center stand on the Super Tenere. It makes wheel removal a breeze!!
 

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Tubed or tubeless makes no difference to me. They both have advantages and disadvantages. Tubeless advantages are as Bob described. Tubeless disadvantages are you being stuck if you flat spot the rim. I always carry a spare tube regardless of the bike I'm riding.

I will say I really like having the center stand on the Super Tenere. It makes wheel removal a breeze!!
Oh for a centre stand on the Terra lololol!!

Balancing on a fulcrum stick is a little tricky... :D

Just another reason to own a Tenere
 

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and big BMW motorcycles have tubeless tires .
and the big GS has a single sided swing arm shaft set up and to remove wheel remove lug nuts , simple .
and flats never happen when it is convenient .
 
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