Will this tire size work?


3 replies to this topic
  • travertt

Posted May 05, 2014 - 11:24 AM

#1

I gave my old 04 WR450 to my son...the rear tire Maxxis IT, is getting close to the end of its useful life...its 110/100/18

 

I have a "spare" tire kicking around. a Michelin S12 XC (cross competition) but its a 130/80/18...

 

Will this run OK from a sizing perspective,or am I pushing some limit? 

 

It will be used for mostly lower speed woods riding...lots of mud bogs, roots and rocks.  Your typical, fairly gnarly east coast stuff.

 

Not wanting to start a debate about what the best tire would be.....just asking if the sizing differences might pose any technical or safety/handling issues.

 

Thanks everyone.



  • Spiritwalker2222

Posted May 05, 2014 - 12:24 PM

#2

Those tires are the same size. Michelin's tire sizes are messed up. Both of those tires are the recommended sizes for my WR.



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  • woods-rider

Posted May 05, 2014 - 01:40 PM

#3

Yup



  • travertt

Posted May 06, 2014 - 05:33 AM

#4

Just to confirm...I am assuming woods-rider, that your "Yup" means....yes its OK to use the 130/80/18 tire

 

NOT..."Yup" ..it does pose a technical/safety/handling problem.

 

 

Thanks to both of you for the feedback.  Amazing that a major manufacturer can be so far off in reporting standardized technical data.






 
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