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Rear tyre

Post by Dazzo92 » Sat Oct 03, 2020 4:50 am

Hey all.... Right so I have my first mot coming up and I went and bought a new rear tyre (2weeks ago) it got put away as I was ordering other things and wasn't needing to change right away my bike currently is running a 110 80 17 and I just noticed the guy gave me a 100 80 17(sure I asked for the 110) anywhoo can this be used?.....

Note this is for a zontes panther 125 so lucky to get 70 outta it with my big ass 😂🤣

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Re: Rear tyre

Post by onesea » Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:17 am

I have a triumph that can run on 2 or 3 different size tyres.

Have been advised quite firmly by a reputable part supplier that fitting tyre other than stated in manufactures specification will invalidate my insurance.

To the point he implied this including brand/ tyre to original OEM spec never mind size.

Edit to add: I bought the tyre size I wanted how am I to know it was not the last owner who changed tyre size and I just bought the same again..
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Re: Rear tyre

Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:25 am

It's just slightly narrower, but for your bike I doubt that would create a problem.

Narrower tyres can actually give you more grip in the wet as it increases the pounds per square inch contact.
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Re: Rear tyre

Post by fastbob » Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:28 am

I wouldn't worry about it . It might even handle a bit better .

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Re: Rear tyre

Post by S-Westerly » Sat Oct 03, 2020 12:10 pm

onesea wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:17 am
I have a triumph that can run on 2 or 3 different size tyres.

Have been advised quite firmly by a reputable part supplier that fitting tyre other than stated in manufactures specification will invalidate my insurance.

To the point he implied this including brand/ tyre to original OEM spec never mind size.

Edit to add: I bought the tyre size I wanted how am I to know it was not the last owner who changed tyre size and I just bought the same again..
I think having OEM tyres only would be reaching a bit as once a bike's a certain age OEM tyres might not be available having been replaced with a new version. On Ducati forum there's a lot of talk about tyres but I've never seen anyone twitching about insurance issues!
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Re: Rear tyre

Post by WD-40 » Sat Oct 03, 2020 12:32 pm

If it's not fitted yet you might as well swap it for the correct one

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Re: Rear tyre

Post by husoi » Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:08 pm

Worth checking with insurance guys. It could void your insurance.
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Re: Rear tyre

Post by gogs01 » Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:37 am

I believe that insurance will be fine, if the tyre manufacturer recommends the tyre for the bike.
Otherwise, you are at risk - it's more likely something will go wrong and, if it does, more likely that insurance may be an issue.

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