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  1. #501 Re: Dong Fang DF 250 RTB Bobber Information 
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    looks like I will be sending them a bill for the flatbed then as well =)
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  2. #502 Re: Dong Fang DF 250 RTB Bobber Information 
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    This is the informational video from scooter depot. I am sure those who have been involved in this thread for a while have seen it, but those newly interested would like to see it.
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    That video is new to me and thanks for posting it here. The guy did a good job of pointing out the features of the Dong Fang bobber.

    I didn't know that the tires/wheels were actually tubeless with some sort of sealed spokes. If that is true than then that is a nice safety and usability feature of the DF. I'm headed out to the shop to verify that there are no tubes.

    EDIT: The DF does have tubeless valve stems which is great news. I'll have to add a plug kit and air pump to my tool roll.
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  4. #504 Re: Dong Fang DF 250 RTB Bobber Information 
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    Damn that is cool bike.
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  5. #505 Re: Dong Fang DF 250 RTB Bobber Information 
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    The tubeless valve stem and what appears to be normal spoke nipples. I don't know how they seal the rim , guess I will find out when I replace a tire.
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  6. #506 Re: Dong Fang DF 250 RTB Bobber Information 
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    Quote Originally Posted by barnone View Post
    The tubeless valve stem and what appears to be normal spoke nipples. I don't know how they seal the rim , guess I will find out when I replace a tire.
    Nice 8 ball Barnone, They use a safety bead and a sealant of some sort when the Rim is made. I know a few HD guys that had to replace the bead do to corrosion and rot. But the newer ones are supposed to hold up okay.
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  7. #507 Re: Dong Fang DF 250 RTB Bobber Information 
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    The bike looks great in the video, looks a little more "oldschool" I guess compared to the Heist. I like the MPH speedo with the idiot lights built in, that seat looks pretty comfy too.
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  8. #508 Re: Dong Fang DF 250 RTB Bobber Information 
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    barnone, How far are these trips you are taking? What speed are you cruising at? If I were to get one of these, I would want to use it for my 30 mile each way commute. I could spend some time on a 65mph highway, but I could also do back roads the whole way.
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  9. #509 Re: Dong Fang DF 250 RTB Bobber Information 
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gardo View Post
    Nice 8 ball Barnone, They use a safety bead and a sealant of some sort when the Rim is made. I know a few HD guys that had to replace the bead do to corrosion and rot. But the newer ones are supposed to hold up okay.
    Gardo,
    I've never heard of a stock Harley with a spoke wheel and no tube but I could be wrong. Some people have used a sealant to run tubeless but that is a questionable practice.

    The tubeless rim has to be designed to hold a tubeless tire without a tube. The tire has a bead. I guess that is what you are referring to as a safety bead (part of the tire)?

    If a sealant is used, it would have to be applied after the spokes are adjusted and every time the spokes are adjusted.
    Here is another approach. http://www.nuetech.com/

    I'll let you know how the Dong Fang does it when I need to change a tire.
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  10. #510 Re: Dong Fang DF 250 RTB Bobber Information 
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    My run out to the ranch is 35 miles one way on a 55 MPH road. When I ride with the scooter group we might do a hundred miles with a stop for lunch.

    These Dong Fang and Heist bobbers have a 229CC push rod engine so they are pretty much topped out at a true 65MPH. Don't believe these internet MPH.

    If I was doing a daily commute on a 65 MPH highway I'd want more motor but that is my opinion. Yes, you can do it but people around here are doing 75 plus on a 65 MPH highway. You get on an interstate you better be able to run 80 with some juice left over. Son of a bitches will run over you.
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