I am ready to do something about the tube rims I have on my 2017 F800GSA. Personally I think the tube rim is the worse thing about the bike (same with my R9T) & I wish I waited for them to wise up as they did on the later models. So, I have been reading all I can on the 3 set ups mentioned above.
Now, I don't air down. I don't go on really bad trails or treat the bike like a dirt bike. I treat it like a road bike that can go on gravel roads(something my K1200 is NOT good at). I just do not want to have to change out a tire/tube on the road or carry tubes & such tools with me (a lot of stuff). I mean, if 1200's can go around the world all these years on tubeless, then why run tubes on a F800 the way I ride.
*So, you guys that have run these systems, what do you still feel about them? Do it again?
I was told, or heard, that a lot of places will not change a tire if you are running the Tubliss system (afraid of damaging the blatters)
Also, taping generally will not be guaranteed(at least Woodie's will not). So it could fail any time out of the box.
Then there is buying rims(covered under cost)
I am in CO so I can go to Woodie's & pay what, $150.00 per wheel for taping. I know you can tape the rear for sure, but the front may be to narrow(I was told that once).
New rims, what bout $2,500.00?
Tubliss system, haven't looked at cost yet.
Can you help? That is if you have direct experience with any of these systems.