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He may be back as windjammer2
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louisq wrote:
VEZPA wrote:
windbreaker wrote:
In all seriousness, please explain to me the difference between the above scooter tire and a slick race tire like the one below.
What am I missing?
That he can't respond? Laughing emoticon
wow I miss that one
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Every time I thought my scoot was starting to feel a little 'out of sorts' during my daily commute, my tyre was past it's best. Two Metzelers I have had went completely out of shape too.
I now pay more attention to my intuition rather than just visually observing tyre wear and hoping to extend the life of the tyre for another few weeks.
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louisq wrote:
VEZPA wrote:
windbreaker wrote:
In all seriousness, please explain to me the difference between the above scooter tire and a slick race tire like the one below.
What am I missing?
That he can't respond? Laughing emoticon
People are really biting the dust here.
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Okay, back to my tire question. What brand do you all recommend? Is it a good/bad idea to go wider 130/70x10? Somebody please help me out...I'm loosing precious riding time here Crying or Very sad emoticon
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Mambo Italiano wrote:
Okay, back to my tire question. What brand do you all recommend? Is it a good/bad idea to go wider 130/70x10? Somebody please help me out...I'm loosing precious riding time here Crying or Very sad emoticon
there like candy bars, everyone has their favorite.
Pirelli, michelin, continetal zippys,heindeaus are all good choices.
as far as sizing the wider tire will give you a little better ground clearance when cornering really hard twistys
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louisq wrote:
VEZPA wrote:
windbreaker wrote:
In all seriousness, please explain to me the difference between the above scooter tire and a slick race tire like the one below.
What am I missing?
That he can't respond? Laughing emoticon
What did I miss with WindBreaker...He was a great resources?


As for the tire...

In my experience... when I shop for tires online... you will find a tire. I will call it TIRE X for $50.00. and it will cost you $5.00 to $10.00 shipping. If you found TIRE X at your local scooter the price will be something in the range of $55-63 with no shipping cost.

How much do you need to save online to justify waiting for the tire when you can't ride and were planning on taking the scoot into the shop to have them put the tire on?

As for the tire... Call Bosco at San Jose Vespa, he'll set you right. Or one other other great local dealers.
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But most places if you order over $75 or $100 you get free shipping.
And I usually find the motorcycle shops to be close to double what I can get them on line for.
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Is it true that both the front and back tire need to match...same brand? I was told that if I replaced the back, I need to keep the same tire as the front, or replace them both. Thanks for all the help.
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No. Often those statements are from someone who wants to sell you another tire.
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starreem wrote:
No. Often those statements are from someone who wants to sell you another tire.
+1000. The two tires don't need to match at all.*


*except for the two front wheels on an MP3.
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Mambo Italiano wrote:
Okay, back to my tire question. What brand do you all recommend? Is it a good/bad idea to go wider 130/70x10? Somebody please help me out...I'm loosing precious riding time here Crying or Very sad emoticon
From what I understand the advantages are mostly aesthetic, but if you get the 130/70, don't try to mount it yourself. I went through that adventure the other day, didn't get the tire on and probably screwed up the bead. Going to the shop tomorrow to get it over with.
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