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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-16-2016, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
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Dual purpose tires installed!! (Maxxis m6024)

The notorious dual purpose tire are in and i have got them installed!

They fit kind of...! The 130/70 in the rear is no problem of course.. But the 120/70 in the front is sketchy at best! I was able to fit half the width of my pointer finger in the REAR portion of the front fender right behind the fork with the stock tire! But now there is probably AT BEST 2-3 MM of room! I just drove home from getting them installed on 80-90km zone and no broken front fender and no sign of rubbing that i can see...

They fit but.. I think i will do a tad bit of dremel work just to have that piece of mind... or maybe a bracket to raise it..? Let me know if you have any suggestion

Never had knubby tires before, and geezus the handling is totally different in kind of a bad way for around town driving..

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that looks mean
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Those are awesome! Man, either your bike is way smaller than mine or you have mammoth fingers to cover your whole license plate with an index finger!

It looks great!
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Found this DIY fender riser idea from another forum and it looks like it works! There is still a BIT of gap about 5mm on each side now at the side of the rear portion of the fender but i wouldnt worry since the fender is now raised up for that extra bit of clearance.

If you are shying from the dremel route here you go!

- A pack of Mending bracket x4 (You wil need a DREMEL to increase the diameter of the hole of the bracket by a bit to accept the 6MM screw)
Everbilt 2 in. Zinc-Plated Mending Plate (4-Pack)-15299 - The Home Depot

- 6mm x 16MM (20MM will work) socket cap or hex cap screw x4
Everbilt 6 mm x 16 mm Socket Cap Screw (2-Pack)-82648 - The Home Depot

- 6mm nuts X4







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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-18-2016, 11:05 AM
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That is definitely some really close clearance.. looks amazing though, changes the vibe altogether !



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Planning tondo the same, but using regular slick tires (like the grom) of the same size. That will have more space rt since there are no bulky tire knobs?
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I love It. I am waiting for mine to arrive via sea freight. Probably this September.
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old thread but hoping you give me an update on how do you like the tires?

you mentioned they handled a lot different than oem. Maxxis I thought was really selling these tire for exceptional handling on the street and off
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I'm kinda curious why the need to raise the fender? If it's not touching when it's not moving it won't touch when riding. Everything moves up and down together.

Bike looks awesome. I will be using these tires for sure!
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I'm kinda curious why the need to raise the fender? If it's not touching when it's not moving it won't touch when riding. Everything moves up and down together.

Bike looks awesome. I will be using these tires for sure!
When a tire heats up the air pressure increases which could cause a fitment issue. Also flexing could play a part too, I am sure when a tire is flexed to one side or the other the tire could produce a bulge closer to the fender or swing arm.

If you ever watched a motorcycle builder show when they build a rear fender to cover the tire they always allowed for expansion of the tire.
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