Alf Meister Posted August 30, 2020 Share Posted August 30, 2020 (edited) I’ve used the Outex tubeless conversion on an Africa Twin in the past, but decided to save a bit of cash this time and used 3M 4412N tape, 25mm front and 50mm rear, 2 layers, 1 to seal the spokes and 1 to act as a protector when changing tyres. I’ve also fitted a TPMS kit with the internal sensors, which negates the huge valve caps and seems to be very accurate. Did front and back and it cost me about £80 with the TPMS and 3M tape. The only issue I had was due to me putting a secondary layer of tape, the TPMS valve holes got covered up when I did the valve lock nut up, I sorted this out by loosening the nut a few turns and adding another lock nut to lock the original one, so it wouldn’t come undone (outex kit has much thinner tape so probably wouldn’t be an issue). Fitting front tyre is also a bit tricky with the TPMS inside the rim, but with 2 pairs of hands and being careful, job was done without any issues. I’ve now done about 500 miles in just over a week since doing the conversion, zero leaks and valve hasn’t moved, can let air out and pump tyre up. I mounted the TPMS gauge on a home made 2mm carbon bracket, next to the dash (self tapping screws into the dash plastic mount) and a Ti bolt and 2 Ti locking nuts I had lying about. It works very well and seems very accurate, I can read it easily, except for the tyre temps which are smaller (but thats just me and probably need glasses when I’ve got a tinted visor fitted to read numbers that small). Overall very happy with the result and cost, only negative is I dont think the TPMS gauge is waterproof (its supposed to be) as I know someone who had issues after washing his bike, it stopped working after a while and condensation can be seen inside the glass. He put it in the airing cupboard for a few days and its now working, but still has condensation inside the glass screen. (So will have to look into ways to make it waterproof). (Pics below are during a 182 mile loop, so tyre pressures are higher than normal due to hot tyres) Edited August 30, 2020 by Alf Meister 6 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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