UHD inner tubes – Ultra Heavy Duty or Useless & Hugely Different?

So, here's my thinking - fit a HD inner tube before starting the trip to minimise punctures. I couldn't believe how much bigger the HD tube is. Here is one next to a normal tube. It's massive.

My concerns now are how it will affect the handling of the bike with so much extra centrifugal force on the wheel. Also I think I've read somewhere that the HD tube is harder to repair. I had planned on fitting the new inner tube when I fitted new tires just before the start of the trip, but that...

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Ace Cafe – Adventure Bike Meeting 2017

Had a run up to Wembley to the Ace Café today for the adventure bike meeting. It was very busy - good to see so many adventurers around. Although I must say most were of a certain age. I guess that it is now so difficult and costly to get a motorcycle licence is reducing the number of bikers. It's a shame. Unless there are younger participants there won't be much of an industry left.

On the plus side I met Zoe Cano and bought her book "Bonneville Go or...

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