Rear Tire - 3500. 4000, 5000 Li

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PzlPete
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Rear Tire - 3500. 4000, 5000 Li

Following an unfixable flat, I replaced the 130/60-13 rear tire on my 4000li with a larger 150/70-13 from Dunlop. It is a much higher load capacity and speed rated tire with much much thicker rubber. The bike looks awesome with the larger tire. It fit, just barely, with no rubbing.

Downside...the 150 Dunlop is considerably heavier at 13.7 lbs and has a much larger circumference. I believe it has geared the bike somewhat higher. Fortunately the 4000li has tons of torque, so acceleration isn't a problem, but I am still somewhat concerned about the higher gearing.

Has anyone else replaced their stock 130/60-13 with a larger tire?

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Re: Rear Tire - 3500. 4000, 5000 Li

I replaced my tires too, because they are so damn noisy. It sounds like an arrowplain when you drive by..

But it is 130 60 13. I think you should buy tyres with same diameter.

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Re: Rear Tire - 3500. 4000, 5000 Li

I think you should buy tyres with same diameter.

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Re: Rear Tire - 3500. 4000, 5000 Li

Yeah! If you install the same gearing, then you'll be okay :D

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