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Wow Kaw'ee that's great!

Who has the power to make stickies? You should make a separate thread for "Z125 Compatible tire sizes" and make it a reference as this question comes up fairly commonly.

A quick reference of tire OD to top speed and speedo error would be similarly helpful if you're feeling bored. =D

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Scooter tires are different than motorcycle tires because they are made for the extra wide width of scooter wheels/rims .

Going with the recommendations here is your best bet but if you want to see some others check the link below

And they need to be 12" ... that will be the last number xxx/xx -12

You can deviate from the stock tire sizes up to using a ...

120/xx -12 on the front
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140/xx -12 on the rear
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https://www.bikebandit.com/search?q=...ires&qt=search
Thanks, this is good info!
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Wow Kaw'ee that's great!

Who has the power to make stickies? You should make a separate thread for "Z125 Compatible tire sizes" and make it a reference as this question comes up fairly commonly.

A quick reference of tire OD to top speed and speedo error would be similarly helpful if you're feeling bored. =D
I've been making a butch of cards up for all different categories.
Saves a lot of typing for most of the popular questions.

been thinking where to put them ? Doesn't really fit anywhere

Maybe how-to and DIY or picture and videos ?
What you think...

Forum doesnt seem to have a Moderator thats readily available to keep sticky's and helping members delete and fix posts on a daily basis.. that I know of ?

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Forum doesnt seem to have a Moderator thats readily available to keep sticky's and helping members delete and fix posts on a daily basis.. that I know of ?
You got my vote.
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You got my vote.
I'll second that motion.

Huzzah, Kaw'ee for Presiden-- er.. uh... Forum moderator!

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As for the location, I think it depends on the topic. Obviously they should be in the Tech section but it varies from there:

Tire sizes --> Wheels and Tires
Sprocket changes --> Engine and drivetrain
Torque spec reference --> DIY

etc etc

Alternatively we could add a "Quick Reference" sub forum in the tech section which would eliminate the need to make useful posts Pinned or Stickied.

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I've got the Michelin PP on my Z, next set I'm getting is the dunlop TT. The michelins have a lot more grip than the stock tires. Different profile too, not at steep in the front, more of a flatter tire. This will make the bike less twitchy on tip in. On the z, tire size makes a big difference. I'm running the 120/70 front, and 140/70 rear. With the dunlops, because of their small profile, they will be quicker to turn in. Plus less rotating mass = less stress on the engine and "quicker acceleration".
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With the Dunlop TT93s, because of their small profile, they will be quicker to turn in. Plus less rotating mass = less stress on the engine and "quicker acceleration".
The Kenda Kwick KD1s are almost a pound lighter than the TT93s...and cheaper! Very sticky, 6 different sizes and I get several track days out of them. Great tires for around $50 each.

https://powersports.kendatire.com/en...ter/kwick-kd1/
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TT93 should be a good tire, and extra sticky. ALso might be worth trying the Kenda sticky tires ( I forget the part number, but plenty of threads). The Kenda are really inexpensive. I have a pair but not on the bike yet.

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I just ordered a set of the Kenda Kwick D1 in size 120/70/12 front and 130/70/12 rear. I have used the Michelin Pilot Power Pure SCs on my Zuma 125 and am hoping I'll be as happy with the Kendas as I am the Michelins.



The reason I went with the Kwicks are that they are supposedly even stickier than the Pures and they only cost about 75% as much for a set of the Kendas vs Michelins.



I'll be happy if I get the same percentage (75%) of life per cost (or close to it) of the Michelins as I don't mind changing the tires more often, especially if they are as good as advertised.
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