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Offline Admiral D

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Wider tyres on Transalp.
« on: April 06, 2013, 09:39:34 am »
Ive got 130/80-17 Sirac's on the rear of my Transalp. Would you guys recommend a wider tyre 150/... I measured and it looks like it will fit, but not sure if there is any "long term effects" is it possible or would you rather stay away from the wider tyre.
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Re: Wider tyres on Transalp.
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2013, 09:47:06 am »
Maybe look at a 140, but on standard rim it might be a bit rounder if that makes sense. Check with Fuzzy Muzzy, I think he is running a wider rear.
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Re: Wider tyres on Transalp.
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2013, 09:57:25 am »
The Heidenau 140 fits nicely on there. :thumleft:
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Re: Wider tyres on Transalp.
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2013, 03:54:51 pm »
Without starting a war on what kind of tyre my opinion is that the Heidenau is the shittiest tyre known to man and I would'nt put one on my Transalp if I was given one for free.

But to answer the question yes you can go from a 130 to a 140 without an issue, a 150 is gonna spin on the rim.
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Re: Wider tyres on Transalp.
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2013, 10:32:10 pm »
Well you are entitled to your opinion,but I quite like the Heidi.
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Re: Wider tyres on Transalp.
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2013, 07:00:13 am »
Well you are entitled to your opinion,but I quite like the Heidi.

Me too, but yeah, each to their own.

Admiral, I've been running the 140/80/17 versions of the TKC80 and Heidenau K60 on my 'Alp with no issues. Changes the look of the bike for the better.
I've also had the 110 TKC80 on the front with no problems. The 110 Sava is just catching somewhere though. Still haven't figured out where, but it's only when at full lock and not enough to be a concern.

>>Edit<< Just noticed you have the 650. Pretty sure the gap is identical though.
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Re: Wider tyres on Transalp.
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2013, 10:51:44 am »
yeah the 650 and the 700 have the same rims.
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Re: Wider tyres on Transalp.
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2013, 10:28:25 am »
i have my second 140/80/17 Mitas E-07 on my TA and i like it. wouldnt go wider, you might experience handling issues.
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Re: Wider tyres on Transalp.
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2013, 10:48:12 am »
Going too wide has no advantages, tyre wear is actually going to be an issue as it will probably go "square" faster than the oem size and will be a waste of rubber/rands.
I agree with the 140 size as it will be closer to the 130 profile. :thumleft:
 

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Re: Wider tyres on Transalp.
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2013, 10:51:08 am »
Well you are entitled to your opinion,but I quite like the Heidi.
Me too... but once knobbied one tends to look for the best option wear/cost wise and currently Mitas C02 is the one for me. Now if only I could get K75's for the same price... :sip: