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Will this tire size work?

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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.

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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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