I have 130/60 x 13 stock tires on my Motobravo Super Hornet I'm thinking of getting 16in tires. Basic Google fu does not confirm that my bike can take 16in tires. Just by eyeballing it, I think there's plenty of clearance, at least diameter wise. I'm not positive how fat I could go without major modifications, especially on the rear.
How do I find out for sure, so I can avoid buying and returning parts?
Any thoughts on how this will affect ride comfort and stability? And what about acceleration and top speed? will I need to tweak the transmission to compensate? Or do I have to change the suspension to get a different size wheel?
I'm sure this could be done and for most of you it might be a fairly basic mod but my question is.... can I just swap in a few parts? or... am I opening a can of worms that means changing around brakes, springs, forks, and goshknowswhat?
Post by dollartwentyfive on Jun 29, 2017 13:25:52 GMT -5
you would almost certainly have to relocate the brake caliper. this means you need to weld a mount for it. this will not be as easy as you think, because the caliper must ride parallel to the rotor and be positioned so both pads contact the rotor at the same time.
also, you need to be sure the clearance accounts for the tire mounted on the wheel. you might have the clearance for the wheel, but when you mount the tire, it won't fit.
also, it's likely the axle bolt won't fit, and on some scoots you need spacers and these would probably need changed too.
since it's a modified design, these parts might not be available unless you happen to find a set that matched what you need.
you will also need to account for shock compression.
personally i would have both front and back within an inch diameter of one another. this would mean relocating the front caliper too, that is if the front wheel could be increased (making for front shock compression)
as for affecting the stability of your ride, i wouldn't know.
i do know i wouldn't be screwing around with the steering head bearings. scooter oscillations are a deadly thing.
A 16 inch wheel needs different size swing arms and the final drive gears are shorter. You basically need a hole new motor You can however install a 110//13. It will not be as tall as a 16 inch rim and tire but you will notice a difference in handling and top speed. I put a 110/70/13 on my front as that was all the fender would fit. You can re drill the mounting holes and fit the 110//13 on the front if you want to do the work. It would have the bonus of completely correcting speedometer if you did
I got the Shinko SR567F Scooter Tire - 110/-13/ Blackwall it was well on its way to forty thousand miles when the scooter it was on was stolen
Last Edit: Sept 10, 2017 12:43:11 GMT -5 by chewbaca