Our friend Helge Pedersen; author, adventure rider and founder of GlobeRiders Motorcycle Adventures, talks about about using inner tubes on tubeless tire wheels.
“I have been asked several times if it is safe to use a inner tube on a tubeless rim with a tubeless tire. The concern seem to be that the hole for the valve stem is off center on the rim on the BMW R1200GS bikes and some other bikes. Personally I have “saved the day” by putting in a inner tube after having the tubeless tire damage to the degree that a patch would not be a safe repair. The video was shot at Jungle Junction in Nairobi, Kenya, a meeting point for overland travelers.”
– Helge Pedersen, GlobeRiders