Tire Options?



  • I think we can agree that it sucks to not be able to go some places because the tire would pop, here in Colorado in out fields theirs alot of tiny cactus making it impossible to offload there. So I think that if we had a couple tire options it would be nice, A treaded tire would be awesome because I live in Colorado there is snow and I tend to slip alot on the vega tire, if we had a full rubber tire that wouldn't matter if it was punctured, so that I can just plow over those cactuses with my 2 hp beast going 20 miles an hour.



  • @OffRoadOW I went and did a little research regarding your thorny problem. Here is what a guy had to say about filling tires with foam.

    http://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/general/expanding-foam-small-tires-293446/

    No such thing as a "foam filled" tire unless some backwoods hick tried it with "Great Stuff" or similar. The material used is urethane liquid, not foam. This is the same stuff as the old "Superball" toy. It is pumped in under pressure with the tire upright and a hole drilled at the top for air to escape. When the urethane comes out the hole a sheet metal screw is used to plug it and the tire is laid down so that it polymerizes without a flat spot. The tires are very heavy and not useable at high speeds. It is quite expensive. I haven't had one done in over 20 years but back then it was over $1.40 a pound.

    Perhaps a Kevlar belt or a spray coating on the inside of the tire might work? This interests me, I will continue research on this. Maybe an epoxy that you can apply with a brush?



  • Time to move to NC! Great trail riding here. Not many thorns, but you better make sure that you use the correct bathroom. They will be screening bathrooms here soon.



  • @Earthpilot Thanks, this also sounds cool and If I find anything promising I might try it because I'm selling my OW v1 when me and my dad the the pluses I mean I could try it on that take it in the nearby fields see what happens...
    If it doesn't work a new tire is only like 75 bucks



  • I found this but it looks similar to Slime. I claims to seal holes a 1/4 inch in diameter, that's pretty good. I'm going to keep looking



  • I wonder if any of the tire manufacturers do (or can) make a tire that is extra thick.
    Like a full inch of rubber before you reach the belt.
    That would prevent like 95% of all punctures.
    Plus it would give like 3,000 miles before it wears to the standard thickness of tires now.
    It would add a bit of extra weight but nothing too substantial...maybe an extra 1-2 pounds.
    Just a thought.



  • @Sean_G_NYC I think that would be a better solution than a full rubber tire I think that if somebody does this OW should have a tire like that stock, 1-2 lbs is not much that's like if you went on your OW after thanksgiving dinner ;-)



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    Could this be a possibility for the onewheel??? completley airless, they were originally designed for armt vehicles.



  • I've e mailed the team at michelintweel to ask the question what the cost would be to produce a unique OW tyre. It may sound like a crazy question but there's logic to my madness. Watch this space.....



  • @Jimmers75 Do you still have V1 in stock? If so, how long would it take to get it to Belgium? I do own a V1 but am considering getting a second one.. If I'd buy it, I'd want it by the end of next week or Monday of the week after. How much do you charge for shipping? Thanks!



  • love this thread if we could get that tire on the ow that would be the ultimate win but then the would have to make a special tire just for the ow because of the weight diffrence



  • My Hoosier tread is going to be replaced by another one when the time comes. This tire fits the bill for me.



  • @Earthpilot How's that holding up for you? I assume you're using the D30 compound? Can you estimate how many miles you expect to get out of it vs. the Vega?



  • @bmtka The Hoosier tread is holding up really well. I see more wear on my right outer treads but nothing that is going to cause an issue. Lets see, The Vega got me 1060 miles, the Hoosier slick got me 528 miles and my Hoosier tread has 643 miles on it so far. I see it surpassing the Vega mileage as of right now. Yes I am using the D30A compound.



  • Start at 5:55 Tire hole fix video Not quite the answer I was gonna need for plowing over unseen cactuses but seems to work they used a tire patching kit and seemed to work for them, there are quite a few options they all seem like they would work think they used this One I originally found this in another post but seems like it would be more helpful to share it here.



  • @OffRoadOW The plug kit will work since the tire doesn't take too pressure. If it can work for a car tire, it can work for the Vega.

    Note: Don't push the plug too far in so you leave two plugs sticking out about an inch and then you can hold them while you cut them at the tire surface with a razor making a smooth surface, This is what I do on car tires, Works well



  • Gonna just ask this question here, no need to start a new thread

    In theory, would tire slime aid in cooling the motor? if so, could something else be put in the tire to help keep it cool?



  • @No So I was looking around and found this on a bicycle forum "Sealant is designed to disperse and fill up puncture holes while aided by the heat of the tire. If it doesn't warm up fast enough, it can pool toward the bottom of the tire and lead to potential wheel misalignment." He is basically talking about tire slime I don't know if it will cool it down but rather heat up and might destroy the tire, so with the added heat of the engine it would just be a hot mess and it has to be replaces every 2 years is what I read. Also if you are worried about tire punctures slime is not a long term fix for punctures you will eventually have to replace the tire.



  • @No so about anything else keeping it cool, I'm not really sure you could... maybe you could put an ice pack in there, but I don't recommend it ;-) I don't think it's really nessesary unless your having problems with the motor heating up and if you do I would email fm with a screenshot of the internet kemp readings on your board and you can also press a button on the app to send diagnostics to fm.



  • @OffRoadOW I think my temperatures are normal considering my weight and typical riding conditions, my main concern is the way my battery percentage plummets when the controller/motor heat starts to get in the 105 - 125+ range. My hypothesis is that, if I can slow down this heat build up, I can extend my battery life and mileage.

    I did a little research into cooling electronics with fluid and came across This, so I purchased some di-electric gel on Amazon.

    The plan is to spin the tire freely, and check the three temp readings, and measure the surface temp of the tire once every minute. I'll probably do this until the battery or controller reach 120 degrees. Then put some dielectric gel inside the tire (will mix it with tire slime to get the right consistency) and run the tests again. This will only affect the motor temp, but I have a different plan for cooling the controller...

    I should be done with my testing by this Friday, Sunday at the latest


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