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    Changing wheels on a Heritage Softail

    If you have this bike with Spoke wheels, is it normally safe to seal the spokes? It may not fit the budget to change the wheels now but what about going tubeless? I have heard that the tubeless tires incur a much lesser number of flats compared to the normal ones.

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    I can understand why you want to change the wire-spoked wheels. Whereas there is the advantage of absorbing the road shocks, they require constant maintenance and this may both be costly and time consuming. If you expertly seal the spoke wheels in a bike, then you can run them without tubes. So you have the option of sealing them or going for tubeless tires altogether.

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    You can go tubeless but you'll have to factor in cost. If changing the wheels is too much of an outgoing you need to think about the cost of getting the spokes sealed and then maintaining the wheels after you have gone tubeless.

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    I have always wanted to go tubeless and reading this, I think my resolve is even stronger. It is definitely nice hearing that these type of tires have fewer flats. I have undergone the agony of getting flat tires severally.

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    I have always wanted to go tubeless but cost has always been the issue. It is much better riding your bike and worry less about flats.

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    I have not thought of tubeless tires before but it is encouraging to here that there are normally fewer flats when using them. I have never gotten a flat before but I guess to some extent, this hinges on the riding habits.

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    Most people are beginning to go for the tubeless tires. They seem initially expensive but have way cheaper maintenance costs in the long run. I have experienced flat tires before and I can attest to the fact that it is never an easy experience especially when you are rushing somewhere.

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