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Mon, 23 May 2022 23:00:03 +0000

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2019 MP3 500 Sport
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2019 MP3 500 Sport
Joined: Wed, 26 Sep 2012 21:33:29 +0000
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Location: California
Mon, 23 May 2022 23:00:03 +0000 quote
...just FYI... if you think you'll need tires for your MP3 500 ... order them *early*. Major supply issues right now, at least where I am. I had to source some at a pretty cutthroat premium from the UK. (with the inherent risk of getting screwed, too )

I guess this is something we need to get used to in 2022. I had never had a reliable service shop tell me "we tried hard, but can't get the stuff from our suppliers..."

Revzilla (popular here in the US) doesn't even have a remote estimate for 110/70/13 availability.

Are there any other tire sizes that fit the bike? Some bikers always manage to fit slightly wider tires with few adverse effects on regular motorcycles.

Last edited by PabloLie on Mon, 23 May 2022 23:15:58 +0000; edited 1 time
Mon, 23 May 2022 23:15:45 +0000

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2019 Supertech EURO3 41,000km
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2019 Supertech EURO3 41,000km
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Mon, 23 May 2022 23:15:45 +0000 quote
I was concerned about this getting Diablo 120/70-12 and 130/70-12 for my GTS so I ordered them about a month before needed as I had to wait about that long earlier during coivd. They're currently sitting in my hallway waiting to be installed and luckily I live on my own so no one is bugging me about them sitting there.
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Mon, 23 May 2022 23:17:38 +0000

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2019 MP3 500 Sport
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2019 MP3 500 Sport
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Mon, 23 May 2022 23:17:38 +0000 quote
steelbytes wrote:
I was concerned about this getting Diablo 120/70-12 and 130/70-12 for my GTS so I ordered them about a month before needed as I had to wait about that long earlier during coivd. They're currently sitting in my hallway waiting to be installed and luckily I live on my own so no one is bugging me about them sitting there.
Smart. I got my rear tire replaced later last year, it was uneventful... so foolishly thought it'd be that simple again...
Tue, 24 May 2022 09:23:25 +0000

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2016 Mp3 500ie Sport
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2016 Mp3 500ie Sport
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Tue, 24 May 2022 09:23:25 +0000 quote
I got my 2 most recent rear tires from Amazon. Was worried but took the risk and it worked out. okay. I got my recent front tires from Spirit Motorcycles as special order monts ago and only recently put them on last week.

Looks like these are in stock for rear tires. I see what you mean about the front tires. The fronts dont typically wear down as fast as the rears so its easy to forget about them. I'm going on a long road trip and in anticipation of the rear being worn down I already bought and extea from Amazon which is sitting in the closet.

Rear Tire.
MICHELIN City Grip 2 Rear Scooter Tire - 140/70-14 (68S) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B089DPSVT7/

I have Pirellies on the front as the usual City Grips were out of stock, so far so good.

I will keep looking and if I find something will share it with ya. 110/70 - 13" 48S front tires.
Fri, 03 Jun 2022 21:57:54 +0000

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2015 MP3 500
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Location: State College PA
 
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2015 MP3 500
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Location: State College PA
Fri, 03 Jun 2022 21:57:54 +0000 quote
Im trying to nail down fronts myself. Can I use a 120/70-13?
I did somehow get a couple 120/70-12, I have no idea what I was thinking so they decorate my garage lol.
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Fri, 28 Oct 2022 17:59:55 +0000

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2019 MP3 500 Sport
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Fri, 28 Oct 2022 17:59:55 +0000 quote
Does a 150/70-14 fit the MP3 500? It's just a bit wider but I am not sure. I saw this discussion in a thread, but the search function seems to have a bug...

Have a great weekend!
Fri, 28 Oct 2022 22:39:54 +0000

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MP3 500, GTS 250 (both 2008 MY), 2013 Piaggio BV 350, 2014 Can Am Spyder RT
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Fri, 28 Oct 2022 22:39:54 +0000 quote
I just ordered 4 tires from SIP.
Even with shipping charges it's a deal.
And, they have inventory.
Sat, 29 Oct 2022 01:01:51 +0000

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Neutrino MP3 492.7 AK, 2013 Moto Guzzi Norge
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Neutrino MP3 492.7 AK, 2013 Moto Guzzi Norge
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Sat, 29 Oct 2022 01:01:51 +0000 quote
PabloLie wrote:
Does a 150/70-14 fit the MP3 500? It's just a bit wider but I am not sure. I saw this discussion in a thread, but the search function seems to have a bug...

Have a great weekend!
this is the only size I use for over 12 years on my 500.
Sun, 06 Nov 2022 13:46:23 +0000

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2008 MP3 500, 2013 BV350, 2020 Vespa Sei Giorni
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Sun, 06 Nov 2022 13:46:23 +0000 quote
I keep my own extra inventory. When I replace a tire, I order its replacement for my stock.
I do that for all wear items, brakes, belts, filters.
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