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babblefish
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 9:02 pm    Post subject: Bigger tires? Reply with quote

Hi All,

I just bought a used Blur and am thoroughly enjoying it so far - and that's saying a lot because my last bike was a 750 Suzuki!

Just wondering; has anyone tried putting bigger tires on a Blur? I was thinking about putting the 130 on the front and a 140 on the rear. My reason for doing this is a larger contact patch and for the "look".

Also, whenever I lock the front forks (with the built-in fork lock), it takes a lot of fiddling with the key to unlock it. Sometimes I think I'll never be able to unlock it again. Anyone else have this problem? Sad
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maxG
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you can use a 140 width on the rear but not 130 on the front...[ mine has got a 140 maxxis ]

..for it might change the handling and end up "heavier" steering...

120-60 13 is still the best front tyre size for the gmax


also performance tyres such as pirelli and michelin doesnt have a size 60 profile....[only 70] so theres a possibility that it might hit the front tyre fender...

overall,, 120 front and 140 rear works best for me...
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More info (some of it questionable, but POC Phil knows what he's talking about) in this thread.
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beelzebubbles
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 2:28 am    Post subject: Re: Bigger tires? Reply with quote

babblefish wrote:

Also, whenever I lock the front forks (with the built-in fork lock), it takes a lot of fiddling with the key to unlock it. Sometimes I think I'll never be able to unlock it again. Anyone else have this problem? Sad


Congrats on your Blur! Just out of curiosity, what made you switch from a Suzuki 750?

In case you haven't tried this yet, I've found nudging the handebars a little while turning the key with the other hand to lock/unlock the scoot works for me.
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itcardoc
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 5:03 pm    Post subject: steering lock Reply with quote

I have the same problem, and just nudging the hadlebars off of full lock does the trick. -Kevin
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 9:19 pm    Post subject: tire sizes Reply with quote

Hey , how about 130/60-13 in front and 140/60-13 in the rear? The G-Max 250 uses a 140/60-13 in the rear stock, so I would think it must fit. This at least would keep the balance of 10mm wider tire at the rear. I don't know if the G-Max 250 uses a wider wheel though. -Kevin
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maxG
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

never heard of a 60" on a 130 at the front...

yes...im using a 140 maxxis at the rear...

i prefer the handling if the front is still on 120 / 60...

and most of our gmax buddies uses these profile set up
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babblefish
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2007 3:08 am    Post subject: Re: Bigger tires? Reply with quote

beelzebubbles wrote:
babblefish wrote:

Also, whenever I lock the front forks (with the built-in fork lock), it takes a lot of fiddling with the key to unlock it. Sometimes I think I'll never be able to unlock it again. Anyone else have this problem? Sad


Congrats on your Blur! Just out of curiosity, what made you switch from a Suzuki 750?

In case you haven't tried this yet, I've found nudging the handebars a little while turning the key with the other hand to lock/unlock the scoot works for me.


I tried nudging/wiggling/mauling/swinging-from the handlebars, but it still doesn't unlock easily. If I wiggle the handlebar and key in perfect unison while facing the sun, it will eventually unlock - I'm screwed at night though... Crying or Very sad It probably just needs to be disassembled and lubricated.

I sold my Suzuki because I lost the garage it was parked in and had to vacate in a hurry. Besides that, it wasn't running and I didn't want to hassle with getting it towed to my new house. And besides that, I rather have a scooter for the city anyway because it's more convenient.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 2:52 am    Post subject: tire sizes con't Reply with quote

Regarding tire sizes, I have seen on this forum plus Scooterworks only carries the 130/60-13 for the front and rear. Also Pride of Clevland carries 130/60-13 tires which the say fit. They say this works fine on the front, so I thought possibly the 130/60 front , 140/60 rear combo might work to keep alittle wider tire on the rear. It seems that a 120/60-13 tire in UNOBTAINABLE anywhere in the US at least. I don't know about other countries? -KEVIN
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