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Post  steve9e on Thu 19 Jul - 15:42

Hi JW :d\\'-\\':

A question about fitting larger section rear tyres on the T80. 2.50 seems to be the limit on the standard rim at a quick glance , but I admit there seems to be space to accomodate a larger rim size.
There is a 2.75 x 17 tyre on the market by Hedinue ( see Racing Planet website) which would fit, I think but what the effect would be I do not know.
If I was considering uprating to say 3.00 x 17 assuming a suitable tyre was available I would look to fit wider rims (WM1).
Bouncing over Durham dales roads in the last few weeks would I think benefit from wider section tyres.
I am amazed how practical the T80 is as a touring machine on little roads.
Comparing it with my 1958 197 cc Villiers engine Excelsior over the same roads, performance wise there is not a lot in it. However the Excelsior is heavier and  has a 65 year old 6E motor in it and is still going strong.
(The petrol  tap is manual and does not leak?)

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Post  steve9e on Thu 19 Jul - 15:46

Shocked Heidenau, Heidenau, Heidenau ! I cannot see the wood for the trees ?

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Post  Duckrider on Fri 20 Jul - 14:23

I have installed new tires Metzeler recently.
Front I placed 2.5 / 17 and back 2.75 / 17.

I have not noticed a big difference, the bike does not have such good brakes and is not driven at high speeds  to need large or
performance tires.
Αll you need is soft tires that get warm quickly and have the best possible grip.


Also the back tire when it is with the correct air pressure is round and does not have an egg shape.
The only difference I've noticed is in comfort, but it's too small.

You can change the rims  with wider ones so you can put wider tires if you like and of course if this process is worth the trouble and expense.
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Post  JohnW on Fri 20 Jul - 15:51

Yep 2.75 x 17 is OK on the existing rim

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