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Offline Madness1982

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Big boy adventure tyres advice please
« on: June 26, 2018, 08:11:33 PM »
Hi there, my scoot has 130-60-13 tyres on front and back, I've noticed a special on for pirelli 140-60-13's, was wondering, can I fit these? It's only 10mm wider and I have the space to do so. Has anyone else done this? Any safety issues perhaps?

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Re: Big boy adventure tyres advice please
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2018, 08:37:04 AM »
What I would do is take the bike to the place selling the tires and ask if it will fit, but it most likely would. If they said it would work I'd go for it. My rct stock tires are showing wear after 7000 km and will definitely need replacing by about 12000km and im looking at similar tires just the more rugged ones because the rct has slightly more rugged knobby tires. But I'd say go for it! Also check the pressure your current tires need and then check the same on the new tires to make sure you don't over or under inflate

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Re: Big boy adventure tyres advice please
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2018, 11:23:25 AM »
The tyres should fit on the rims okay, just make sure that you have enough clearance on the scoot when the rim is refitted as a wider tyre with the same profile will have a slightly bigger circumference. This could have an affect on your handling, gearing and speedo reading.

For me, the possible change in handling for the worse would be my biggest concern.

Just my two cents.


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Re: Big boy adventure tyres advice please
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2018, 05:39:12 PM »
Shouldn't affect the speedo reading too much , but it will feel different when you're leaning for sure, so I'd recommend not leaning too much until you're used to the new tires.