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I'm going with the City grips 2 for my 2016 Sprint 3vie. It has 110/70X 12 on it now. Can I go to a 130/70X12 ? Any advantage or disadvantages? Do most motorcycle shops know how to change Vespa tires or is a dealer recommended?
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Can I go to a 130/70X12 ?
The new tire would be 28mm taller and 20 mm wider.

Does your bike have clearance for that? Grab a measuring tape. If yes, yes. If no, no.

I would assume the answer is no.

You would also need to consider what the maximum size tire width your rim is designed for account for.
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Any advantage or disadvantages?
Fun fact: It could make your speedometer indicate slower than your actual speed by about 5%, so given that the speedometers on many Vespe are 5-10% exaggerated, you might actually get a more accurate reading.

You might be able to go over bumps better, might have slightly worse handling, personally I don't even think it would fit so I think the whole thing is a moot point.

Tire size calculator tool is your friend: https://tiresize.com/calculator/
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Just fitted these to a GTS, front 120/70-12 58P & Rear 140/70-12 65P Continental Conti Twist, But as adri says measure first and more to the point make sure the dealer can balance themπŸ˜‰πŸ‘.
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in the back you can go to a 130, up front I think it rubs. also, the wider tire in the front makes the steering feel slow and clunky.
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Thanks for the info, I think I'll stick with the original size.πŸ‘πŸ»
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Vsteve49 wrote:
Do most motorcycle shops know how to change Vespa tires or is a dealer recommended?
Thanks
What did you do when your three other Vespas needed tires? The Primavera is pretty much like the other two modern Vespas you own.
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This is the first time I've had tire questions. The tires on my Sprint seem to be mushy. They are Savas and I check them for the proper psi, but to me they don't perform as well as my other Vespas.
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This is the first time I've had tire questions. The tires on my Sprint seem to be mushy. They are Savas and I check them for the proper psi, but to me they don't perform as well as my other Vespas.
it's because they are Savas and Savas are hot garbage.
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Thanks I'm sure I'll notice a big improvement with city grips
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The tire dealer I called said that he can't get the City grip 2 in the 110X70X12 for the front tire on my 2016 Sprint 150. But he did say that he could get a 110X90X12. Does anybody know if that will fit ok? He seemed to think that it would, I not the best at tire sizes.
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The tire dealer I called said that he can't get the City grip 2 in the 110X70X12 for the front tire on my 2016 Sprint 150. But he did say that he could get a 110X90X12. Does anybody know if that will fit ok? He seemed to think that it would, I not the best at tire sizes.
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just google the 110/70-12 and found 2 suppliers that have them instock. j&p cycles for $90 and steady garage $125. I am sure there are more folks have them as well.
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Checked J&P out of stock on the 110x70x12. Cycle gear online says they have them, but when I called they said never carried them.
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90 is fairly tall, I'd strongly recommend the stock size.

ebay and amazon are other options for getting ahold of one in the right size.
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Checked J&P out of stock on the 110x70x12. Cycle gear online says they have them, but when I called they said never carried them.
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I double checked and its clearly says in stock[/url]
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Thanks for the replies, I'll hunt down the proper size.
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I bought a CG2 110/70-12 from Cycle Gear and it was delivered to me on Monday so they do have them.

I didn't need the back tire as that is the same as the front tire on my GTS 250 and I had 2 of them here.
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