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anyone replace their stock tire with a slightly wider rear tire?

good/bad? safe, unsafe?

i have a honda elite 110 -- saving up for a gts250 because the nice guy/owner at sherman oaks vespa let me try one and i loved it. but until then, i'll be using the elite 110 for at least until christmas

stock rear tire is 100/90-10.

would a wider 110/80-10 provide better handling/performance? i'm 175lbs and have a top case so am probably am putting more weight on the rear than the typical rider. looking at a heidenau k61 per all the good recs on this forum.

appreciate any insight. thanks.
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Re: larger rear tire?
misu wrote:
anyone replace their stock tire with a slightly wider rear tire?

good/bad? safe, unsafe?

i have a honda elite 110 -- saving up for a gts250 because the nice guy/owner at sherman oaks vespa let me try one and i loved it. but until then, i'll be using the elite 110 for at least until christmas

stock rear tire is 100/90-10.

would a wider 110/80-10 provide better handling/performance? i'm 175lbs and have a top case so am probably am putting more weight on the rear than the typical rider. looking at a heidenau k61 per all the good recs on this forum.

appreciate any insight. thanks.
I upsized both my former Mp3 and my GTS250ie (K61!) and it's fine. It does "numb" the steering just a bit but it also puts more rubber on the road. No regrets for me.
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I went to 140 on the rear I noticed it hits the mud guard rubing the sidewall of a tire
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175mws wrote:
I went to 140 on the rear I noticed it hits the mud guard rubing the sidewall of a tire
Mine gets loose and slips down a bit....(mudguard that is ) and requires tightening occaionally since its just a screw and a speednut that holds it. Mine has done that since new, with the original Savas.
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Depending on the scooter, you may find that going one size up on the rear tire means that the center stand no longer lifts the rear tire completely off the ground, particularly on uneven pavement.
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