You've been mostly-dead all day.
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What are you talking about? Your math doesn't mean shit when you don't know what you're talking about. A rim lock isn't for repairs or whatever you think it is. It's for when you run really low pressure in your tires for better grip riding off-road. Sometimes, it doesn't take much to throw a tire when there's less that 15psi in them. 20hp is more than the 18hp my XR200 has, but I run rim locks because I actually take it on trails. I also run rims with an open hole all the time . You don't really need anything in there. The duck tape is for covering the backside of the spoke nipples. It's stiffer than the the rubber band they usually run, so if you worry about it, it keeps any amount of tube from bulging into the hole.bracketmaker said:its easy to do a good repair, go with the physics. EK=1/2m x v squared. you always want to loose weight and this crap is heavy. instead of adding lots of dead weight to compensate put the thing into the round file, do a quality repair of the rim and never look back. the 250 is rated at 20 hp so its not much of a stump puller. some contact cement a piece of leather over the hole, but I'm a jb weld and tin snips kind of guy.