2.75X18 tyres

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2.75X18 tyres

Postby alexxx » Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:48 pm

Hi folks,
Just been looking for a front tyre for my MZ ETZ251 and there is very little to choose from, I found some Maxis on ebay and that was it.
Where do you UK guys get your tyres from?

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Re: 2.75X18 tyres

Postby breakwellmz » Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:16 am

I would put a 3.00 section on, 2.75 is on the skinny side.
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Re: 2.75X18 tyres

Postby alexxx » Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:23 am

Thanks,
I was wondering how wide I could go on front and back rims, more is better.
I am having trouble finding 18 and 16 inch tyres...odd sizes for today I guess
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Re: 2.75X18 tyres

Postby Blurredman » Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:06 am

oponeo.co.uk is great! good selection of tyres and very cheap including the postage!
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Re: 2.75X18 tyres

Postby alexxx » Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:32 am

Will a 3.00 x 18 fit ok on the front rim, has anyone tried it?
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Re: 2.75X18 tyres

Postby Blurredman » Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:20 am

Yes it will. And in my opinion looks better (fuller) too. Rear is typically a 3.5", regardless of 16" or 18" wheel.
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1981 Honda CX500B - 77,000 miles - Long Distance :)
1987 MZ ETZ300 - 29,000 miles - Sun :)
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Re: 2.75X18 tyres

Postby DAVID THOMPSON » Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:00 am

the fender on my rotax powered 500 saxon tour rubs if it is bigger than 300x18
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Re: 2.75X18 tyres

Postby alexxx » Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:29 am

Thank you all,
now to find tyres that have good grip dry and wet.
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Re: 2.75X18 tyres

Postby AlanJ » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:08 am

Hi Alex, Sorry I am a bit late with info on the tyres. I up sized the tyres a little on my 77 supa 5 TS and have just ordered the same for my Saxon Tour 301.these are from Pneus Online, and the sizes are rear, Metezeler Perfect 77 size 110/90 x 16 at £49.81. Same on front size 3.00 x 18 at £47.25. For your info they come from France, but only take 3 to 5 days and in my case it was 3 days. As I said, sorry if this info is a bit late. have a great safe summer
Just had a thought I should have mentioned I am running with Tubes not tubeless. Take care Alan.
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Re: 2.75X18 tyres

Postby DAVID THOMPSON » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:10 am

the alloy rims on my rotax powered 500cc require tubes
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Re: 2.75X18 tyres

Postby alexxx » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:21 pm

Thanks guys
always helpful.
I ordered a 300x18 Michelin city pro, it did take 8 days though! mostly due to easter and delivery from the EU
The rear has plenty tread and is a good brand so I will leave it on, hopefully the rubber will not have hardened.
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Re: 2.75X18 tyres

Postby DAVID THOMPSON » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:10 pm

do be careful the bike handles ok but i find it "funny on wet roads and brick streets"

yes we have some brick streets here .. not many but enough to make you slow down
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Re: 2.75X18 tyres

Postby AlanJ » Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:53 am

Hi Alex, Seeing that you are going to run on the existing rear tyre I felt I must mention the following. I worked for Ford Motor Co for 30yrs as a design engineer and our tyre man said that forget the tread depth it's the age, and the recommended age max was 7 years so I will add this info.
The date your tyres were made will be on the sidewall in the form of four numbers usually preceded by the letters DOT. These numbers represent the week number and year, so 3410 will be week 34, 2010. Use that information to make sure you're buying tyres with the longest shelf life possible. Of course it's entirely up to you. The famous one for tyre problems is a caravan (camper van) they always have loads of tread and on an older van people think, that's got lots of tread and then bang. Hope that may be of use, take care Alan.
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Re: 2.75X18 tyres

Postby alexxx » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:58 am

Thanks Alan,

Great info, never knew about that, I will check it out later today.
If it is more than two years old I will change it.

Regards,

Alex
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Re: 2.75X18 tyres

Postby breakwellmz » Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:02 pm

Don`t be too hasty!
I`m sure you know that storage condition make a huge difference to how a tyre deteriorates.
I`ve A 4 year old tyre on the front of the Mastif that was stored in cool, dark conditions, and there have been no problems with it, and i have tried! :wink:
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