An inner tube size question ???
Standard rear tyre and tube size for my XT600E is 120/70/17.
I usually run 130/80-17 tyres as I prefer the profile.
Well, im finding it a real pain to get tubes. I had to let my bike go on a ship without packing spares because non were available. Ill be taking the spares as hand luggage in a couple of weeks.
Well, i saw some Michellin Airstop tubes on EBay . They were advertised 130/80 -17 so i snapped them up..
Now, they arrived today and they are actually 140/80-17
Does anyone see this as a problem ? Iv run big tubes before without a problem but overlanding in South America will be a different kettle of fish.
Theres gonna be too much rubber in there isnt there. Especially if I go back to 120's. They will puncture more easily I think.
What are your thoughts ??
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