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i cant find 10" heavy ply sidecar tires anywhere... 10x3.5
anyone have an idea where i can get them?
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Try Coker tire. If there was one made and sold and some point, they would have it. They only sell exact reproduction tires. Good luck and Merry Christmas
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I have a P200E with a side car. The rear tire usually lasts about 2000 miles. A few months back I checked with Cooker tire and they had only one 10 inch tire in their catalog. It was too tall and wide to be useful to me. I recently found some 3.50-10 scooter tires on eBay for $23 including the tube. I bought 8 of them.[/list]
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The California Sidecar on my P200 used a trailer type tire and wheel. I got the exact replacement from Northern Tool for cheap including a new wheel! Check with a trailer equipment supplier, even Harbor Freight.
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I have a California Side Car on mine with the trailer tire and wheel. Trailer tires with a much heavier load rating are readily available. I have been wanting to make an adapter for my car wheel so that I can use a Vespa wheel so that I only have to carry one spare. The OP doesn't say that the car is on his P200 but suggests that he wants a heavier duty tire for the car wheel. I'm not sure why. On mine the car wheel is the least heavily loaded even when carrying a 200 pound passenger. When not carrying a passenger I carry an 80 pound bag of sand to help keep the car down when making a right hand turn.
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Here's some on Phoenix Craigslist, 2 Continental Zippy's 3.50 x 10 for $30

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/cph/mpo/4255314359.html
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bloody loads
not sure where you are but these http://www.oponeo.co.uk/ have sites all over the world just google em .... cheapy cheap cheap
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Re: bloody loads
T5bitza69 wrote:
not sure where you are but these http://www.oponeo.co.uk/ have sites all over the world just google em .... cheapy cheap cheap
I'm guessing he's in Isle of Bones, Key West. Lots of trailer stores and Harbor Freight and Northern Tools stores up the road. It would be a long run on a Vespa with a car. Especially now that the birds are back.
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Just an FYI...Motorsport Scooters was looking into making an adapter so you can use a standard wheel and tire for a P series. I'll be buying one if they make the part. It won't be cheap (because of low production numbers) but it would be cool.
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Quasi-moto wrote:
Just an FYI...Motorsport Scooters was looking into making an adapter so you can use a standard wheel and tire for a P series. I'll be buying one if they make the part. It won't be cheap (because of low production numbers) but it would be cool.
I'll be first in line.
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vintage red matthew wrote:
Quasi-moto wrote:
Just an FYI...Motorsport Scooters was looking into making an adapter so you can use a standard wheel and tire for a P series. I'll be buying one if they make the part. It won't be cheap (because of low production numbers) but it would be cool.
I'll be first in line.
You might be second.
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the sidecar is on the P200 here in key west.
ive called around to no avail and ebay has produced none either.
ill check the stores yinz suggested...
i could put a regular tire on it but it wont last long...
id love to match the wheel as well. keep me posted if the adapters get produced
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I'm going to try to make an adapter myself. Just a round, flat piece of steel or maybe aluminum. 1/4-3/8 thick with holes very carefully drilled. I will let you know what happens.
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jsunstar wrote:
I could put a regular tire on it but it wont last long...
I question whether that is true. I have owned several sidecar scooters and motorcycles. The life of the sidecar tire is always many times the life of the tires on the bike. I have never replaced a sidecar tire because it "wore out". Only because it got old and began to develop sidewall cracks.
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mine actually wore out 2 nights ago.. actually wore a hole in it. its been showing belts for a couple weeks now.

i had to drive it home with both of my legs straight out and body leaning out to the left so the sidecar would stay up off of the ground. rode it about a mile home.
i had to look ridiculous going down the street like that...
the alignment is pretty good. only out by maybe 1/2 inch or so. its as close as i can get it. they just wear hard i guess.
its been nice actually riding the scooter without it. i forgot how fast it was!
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jsunstar wrote:
mine actually wore out 2 nights ago.. actually wore a hole in it. its been showing belts for a couple weeks now.
My guess is that your sidecar is not correctly aligned with your scooter - extreme toe-in or toe-out. That will certainly cause accelerated wear on the sidecar tire.
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its within 1" or under on toe-in but its a little taller but sits level when riding it...
wanna make another adapter? i could use one!!!
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