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180\55-17 tube

Discussion in 'Norton Motorcycles (Modern)' started by AcrossThePond, Aug 11, 2015.

  1. AcrossThePond

    AcrossThePond

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    Good morning all. I unfortunately ran over a bed of nails last weekend on my 961 Sport. (Just kidding, but I do have four nails in my flat rear tire.) I purchased a new Dunlop Q3, but because I have the spoke rims I need a tube. No tube is an exact match. In fact, when I speak to any of the internet shops, and I tell them I need tubes for this tire, the first question out of there mouth is, "What kind of bike are your riding?" Has anyone had to purchase a new tube? What is a good fit? Thanks.
     
  2. BritTwit

    BritTwit VIP MEMBER

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    Not suprised.
    Inner tubes for these tires are not commonly required.
    180\55-17 is normally mounted on a mag wheel, and run tubeless on most modern bikes.
     
  3. L.A.B.

    L.A.B. Moderator VIP MEMBER

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  4. AcrossThePond

    AcrossThePond

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    I found a company that sells them in the states - J&P Cycles.
     
  5. Britfan60

    Britfan60 VIP MEMBER

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    Sorry about your nail problem and the potential wait for shipping.
     
  6. AcrossThePond

    AcrossThePond

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    Thanks for the condolence. It has been a bummer. Interestingly, the issue regarding the kick stand being a little too long intensified with the flat. I had to strap the handlebar to a 5 gallon bucket of rocks so that the bike wouldn't topple over. (The things we do for love.)
     
  7. BritTwit

    BritTwit VIP MEMBER

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    The bucket sounds like a great cost effective solution.
    These are the things that will make you really appreciate the short stand when you get one.
     
  8. AcrossThePond

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