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in the process of refurbing this old Honda HS 50. Tubeless tires are pretty good except cracks because sitting for years. Should I get new tires or can I install tubes? They only rate for 8 pounds of pressure.
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Just put in tubes.

Life will be much easier if you have one of the mini tire changers.

You can get one cheap at Harbor Freight with a coupon for 20-25 % off.

Note: You can get new XTrac starting at under 20.00 with usually free shipping.

Even using the mini tire changer, make sure you have a good tire lube, as well as tire sealer if needed. You may also want to pick up some short stems or 90 degree ones, as many times its a good idea to replace them on the tubeless. Be carful not to pinch any tubes if using one.
 

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Once leaks have started, anyways, I've had good luck with tubes. But if you can get better tires for around $20, that's probably not an awful lot more than tubes, plus you'd get better traction. I'd consider X-Tracs if I was keeping the machine.
 

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Once leaks have started, anyways, I've had good luck with tubes. But if you can get better tires for around $20, that's probably not an awful lot more than tubes, plus you'd get better traction. I'd consider X-Tracs if I was keeping the machine.
Thanks both of you. ended up getting tubesfrom ebay that are specific to this honda snowblower tire. nice thing is this is a 2 part inner wheel. should be easy to install tubes, ( hope )
 

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Just put in tubes.

Life will be much easier if you have one of the mini tire changers.

You can get one cheap at Harbor Freight with a coupon for 20-25 % off.

Note: You can get new XTrac starting at under 20.00 with usually free shipping.

Even using the mini tire changer, make sure you have a good tire lube, as well as tire sealer if needed. You may also want to pick up some short stems or 90 degree ones, as many times its a good idea to replace them on the tubeless. Be carful not to pinch any tubes if using one.
Thanks. bought tubes .
 

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