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 Post subject: Mousses have to be the way forward?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:28 pm 
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Hello All

Long story short.......out last weekend (27/08), picked up nail in rear tyre (first motorcycle puncture in over 40 years of riding), green slime did not work, recovered by AA...day ruined.

Michelin Bib Mouses and new Michelin Comp tyres installed, out this weekend and bike handles better than ever, off road (not so good on road). No more worries of punctures.

I know that the Mousses can be expensive, but surely it is better than changing tubes 'in the field'?

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 Post subject: Re: Mousses have to be the way forward?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:41 pm 
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Just so long as you accept they are illegal for road use...see endless previous threads on the subject.


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 Post subject: Re: Mousses have to be the way forward?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:35 pm 
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Carry a spare tube, fitted in 20 minutes day saved :D


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 Post subject: Re: Mousses have to be the way forward?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:47 pm 
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Blueray wrote:
Carry a spare tube, fitted in 20 minutes day saved :D


or 2 hours for some of us.

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 Post subject: Re: Mousses have to be the way forward?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:51 pm 
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I wish to be aligned wirh the comments of Mr Lacey who is clearly a pragmatist, not an optimist. :lol:

Anyway, the spare tube will also get punctured while trying to force a rigid sidewalled tyre onto a frozen rim in freezing rain.

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 Post subject: Re: Mousses have to be the way forward?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:00 pm 
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True it may take time to replace rather than repair, but the fact still remains that Mousses are not for highway use although lots will say how they avoid the eyes of the law.

I have had a recent puncture on the trail, and lucky to be taken to a local dealer to use thier facilities, all legal as we should be.

I dont wont to get on again about the legal debate, mousses, lots use them and swear by them

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 Post subject: Re: Mousses have to be the way forward?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:24 pm 
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Blueray wrote:
Carry a spare tube, fitted in 20 minutes day saved :D


Smug!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :D :D


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 Post subject: Re: Mousses have to be the way forward?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:49 pm 
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Not really :P I carry a front tube and my mate Carrys a rear tube , 14/16 psi in front and back with maxxis it pro tyres only one puncture in 5 years I guess I have been lucky :P


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 Post subject: Re: Mousses have to be the way forward?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:35 pm 
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Mousses feel very differently to tubes,as it's unsprung weight,I dropped a tooth on the front sprocket to compensate, also I got about three months out of a rear (,winx) the road work killed it.i am presently running a front mousse and a rear tube,I like the dead feeling up front as it tracks better in rocks and doesn't bobble,I carry a spare rear tube as a front tube does not work in the rear,despite what people may tell you,I had three fronts in a rear in one afternoon,the last one stranded me.


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 Post subject: Re: Mousses have to be the way forward?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:38 pm 
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Michelin mousses in michelin tyres, properly lubed last 4 tyres so about 3000 miles.
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Anyway shall we lift the tone arm and swap the disc on this one! Think this debates been round the block far to many times.


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