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2019 MP3 500 Sport
Joined: 26 Sep 2012
Posts: 196
Location: California
 
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2019 MP3 500 Sport
Joined: 26 Sep 2012
Posts: 196
Location: California
...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 May 23, 2022 3:15 pm; edited 1 time in total

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2019 Supertech (EURO3/APAC 38,000km)
Joined: 17 Nov 2020
Posts: 2325
Location: Batmania aka Melbourne, Australia
 
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2019 Supertech (EURO3/APAC 38,000km)
Joined: 17 Nov 2020
Posts: 2325
Location: Batmania aka Melbourne, Australia
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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2019 MP3 500 Sport
Joined: 26 Sep 2012
Posts: 196
Location: California
 
Hooked
2019 MP3 500 Sport
Joined: 26 Sep 2012
Posts: 196
Location: California
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...

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2016 Mp3 500ie Sport
Joined: 28 Jul 2019
Posts: 150
Location: California
 
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2016 Mp3 500ie Sport
Joined: 28 Jul 2019
Posts: 150
Location: California
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.

Enthusiast
2015 MP3 500
Joined: 29 Apr 2012
Posts: 58
Location: State College PA
 
Enthusiast
2015 MP3 500
Joined: 29 Apr 2012
Posts: 58
Location: State College PA
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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Hooked
2019 MP3 500 Sport
Joined: 26 Sep 2012
Posts: 196
Location: California
 
Hooked
2019 MP3 500 Sport
Joined: 26 Sep 2012
Posts: 196
Location: California
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!

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MP3 500, GTS 250 (both 2008 MY), 2013 Piaggio BV 350, 2014 Can Am Spyder RT
Joined: 02 Mar 2013
Posts: 7124
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
 
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MP3 500, GTS 250 (both 2008 MY), 2013 Piaggio BV 350, 2014 Can Am Spyder RT
Joined: 02 Mar 2013
Posts: 7124
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
I just ordered 4 tires from SIP.
Even with shipping charges it's a deal.
And, they have inventory.

Veni, Vidi, Posti
Neutrino MP3 492.7 AK, 2013 Moto Guzzi Norge
Joined: 29 Mar 2008
Posts: 22126
Location: Harriman, Tennessee, Tn
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Neutrino MP3 492.7 AK, 2013 Moto Guzzi Norge
Joined: 29 Mar 2008
Posts: 22126
Location: Harriman, Tennessee, Tn
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.

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2008 MP3 500, 2013 BV350, 2020 Vespa Sei Giorni
Joined: 13 Oct 2012
Posts: 8783
Location: Ashburn, Va. Home to the Internet
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2008 MP3 500, 2013 BV350, 2020 Vespa Sei Giorni
Joined: 13 Oct 2012
Posts: 8783
Location: Ashburn, Va. Home to the Internet
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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