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Very interesting. How do you get the rubber band adapters over the o-rings? Just holding the manifold with o-rings in place while installing clamps is even a bit awkward.
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Very interesting. How do you get the rubber band adapters over the o-rings? Just holding the manifold with o-rings in place while installing clamps is even a bit awkward.
What I do is, I install a band on a head, place an o-ring inside it. Install a band on the manifold, opposite, place o-ring inside. Start the manifold with the seals already on, onto the head. May need a small flat-blade screwdriver to work the seal around the manifold with the seal that was on the head.
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lets run two inner tubes in each wheel. in case one leaks.
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Great Ideal Dr dick I'm going to order two more inner tubes right now man why didn't think of this before I will never get a flat now.
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What I do is, I install a band on a head, place an o-ring inside it. Install a band on the manifold, opposite, place o-ring inside. Start the manifold with the seals already on, onto the head. May need a small flat-blade screwdriver to work the seal around the manifold with the seal that was on the head.
Use the same procedure here, with clamps loosened and in place and also keeping in mind a little lubrication will help with ease of installation.
Really not that hard to do after the first time doing it, and seeing how it all fits together.
The thing about it is, when tightening down the clamps, make sure the width of the clamp is spread out evenly across the sealing gap filled with the O-ring, or it'll eventually cut the rubber band leaving a slit in it.
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Great Ideal Dr dick I'm going to order two more inner tubes right now man why didn't think of this before I will never get a flat now.
hey rangerman is this post of yours the old -- you can lead a horse to water but you cant make him think-- line of reasoning?
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lets run two inner tubes in each wheel. in case one leaks.
I get what you are saying. I also have never faught an intake leak since I started doing it this way. No shame in covering ones ass.
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I never had any problem putting the bands over the orings, if you use the smaller cross section o-rings like in the James gasket kit. The Asian-made oring kits have the wrong o-ring, it is too large in cross section.

I cant tell you how I put them on exactly because it was such a non-event I dont remember. Just slid the bands up over the manifold or stub, cant remember which, then put the orings on in the normal maner, slid the bands into place, put the T-bolt clamps over top.
Never a mani leak since.

And yes, my grandpa was the guy who ran inner tubes in his tubeless car tires.
And he never had a flat.
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