Hi all. Thanks for any help you can give me with my first post - actually my second because I had posted this under "Classic Motoscooters" but now realise this section is more active (I don't know how to move the post).
I am customising a VBB into a street racer - P200, PK fork/discs etc... Hoping to go wide tyre (as wide as possible while still being affordable and sensible). Like the idea of tubeless. Have even ordered SIP Tubeless Wide Tyre Rims. 3.00-11" (Art.No. 83048000) for the rear and 2.50-11" (Art.No. 83058000) for the front. Using Jockey's Boxenstop Serie Pro Engine Mounts (Art.No. 17474200).
The rims are on backorder and have been for a while =(
I have a few questions about this setup, and if there is a 'better' setup.
I like the idea of maximising wheel diameter. Almost 12" without the $$$ conversion. But going 11" seems to severely limit tyre options. It seems the Heidenau K61 or K62 and the Meztler ME 7 Teen are the only options (130/70-11). No ContiTwists in 11". And it seems the Metzler doesn't come in 110/70-11" so that really only leaves the Heidenau tyres? Unless I go 10" on the front with 3.50-10" tyres. The SIP article for the 3.00-11" rims (Art.No. 83048000) states, "Because of its wider rim width we recommend the use of a 2.50-10“ SIP tubeless rim at the front." Are there any issues with the 2.50-11"? Will there be be issues with fitting a hugger on those 1.5cm radius bigger tyres? Perhaps the 2.50-10" rim is a better option on the front for these reasons?
I see the 10" SIP Tubeless Wide Tyre Rims have been discontinued (81048000)... Why was this? Seems I need to solve the problem at 11" if I want tubeless (which I do). I also note the catalogue hasn't been updated with the 11" version.
Any other comments or suggestions about this setup welcome. Thanks =)