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MP3 500
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Has anyone done this on their 500 and is it even possible? If so is there any advantage to switching?
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MP3 400 / BV250
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Has been done before. Do a search to find the related threads.
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MP3 500cc
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13's are now standard on the front wheels of the newly produced MP3's, but if I remember correctly the tyres have lower profile so the circumference is the same as before when 12's were used.

I did not have an opportunity to testride any of the latest MP3's so I don't know how this change has affected the ride itself. I would though expect a bit harder but "sharper" front suspension...
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Gilera Fuoco 500ie
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there are friends of mine who fitted 110/90/12 on the front you have to bend the bracket for the mudguard to make room for them but they say its a better drive now
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MP3 500
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Thanks, I'm gonna give the 13's a go then.
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I cannot find the thread right now but to put 13's on an older MP3 requires different fenders and mounting brackets. I believe Maksor posted it before. Also front tire choices are limited in 13's
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Any update on upgrade to 13" front rims on MP3?
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LM15 wrote:
Any update on upgrade to 13" front rims on MP3?
enough money and you can do it or have it done for you. I would be more than happy schedule this upgrade for you.
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