My 89 R100GS had tubeless tires and spoked rims. Did they just "cheap out" on these F type GS's? Now a guy should carry tire irons, a tube, patch kit, air supply. I know, how many flats have I really had in the last umpteen years of riding, not many but a guy can get a heck of a long way from "roadside assistance" on the backroads of Idaho. I'm just annoyed I didn't fully check out the spoked rim/tube tire business prior to making an offer on this thing. It might have been a deal breaker. Haven't ridden it enough to "bond" so maybe it's just a little buyer remorse that I'll get over.