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Logan3

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Kymco Super 8 150cc tires
« on: July 05, 2017, 06:15:43 PM »
Hello,
I am not new to this forum but it has been so long that I was forced to start over again
with a new user id.
Anyway...it is time for me to get new tires for my Super 8 and I am having some difficulty.
I currently still have the original tires that are front: 100/80/14 and rear: 120/80/14
I cannot find that exactly size and I don't want to get another pair of the OEM
brand tires  so here are the options I found and I was hoping for some opinions and or suggestions:

Pirelli Diablos - Front: 120/70/14   Rear: 140/70/14    my concern with these are that they may not fit
correctly and will rub.

Michelin City Grip - Front: 90/90/14   Rear: 110/80/14  my concern with this option is the front tire being 10mm taller than the rear...will this be ok?

Any thoughts and or suggestions are greatly appreciated.

-Jim


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Re: Kymco Super 8 150cc tires
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2017, 10:16:04 PM »
Pirelli Diablo 120/70/14   Rear: 140/70/14  You will cut the inner mud guard, here in the Philippines we used also pirelli diablo, michellin, fdr, shinko but ito expensive, we have other option mizzle tire 110x70-14 and 130x70-14.

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Re: Kymco Super 8 150cc tires
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2017, 10:24:00 PM »
Mizzle 110x70-14 front


Mizzle 130x70-14 rear


No modification of inner rear mud guard

And this
FDR Tire 140x70-14
Another brand fit for Super 8 rear you need to cut some portion of inner rear mud guard.




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Re: Kymco Super 8 150cc tires
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2017, 04:42:54 PM »
Any other suggestions or advice?

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Re: Kymco Super 8 150cc tires
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2017, 02:22:53 PM »
My 2009 Super 8 came with a 120/70-14 front and there are plenty of choices for that size.  I went with a Michelin City Grip in that size.  After around 12,000 miles it barely looks worn.  The rear tire is the problem.  I didn't want to put a 140 tire on a narrow rim designed for a 120.  My solution was to put a 120/80-14 front tire on the rear and mount it backwards.  I choose an Avon Viper Stryke in that size.  It works just fine although it won't last as long as the OEM Chen Shin.  I'm guessing it will last around 5000 miles as opposed to 8,000+ I got out of the Chen Shins.  There are other choices other than Avon.  I considered a Metzler Feel Free but the Avon was less expensive at around $60 from the dealer.

If I ever need a new front tire I would probably get an Avon in 120/70-14 to match the rear Avon. 
« Last Edit: July 09, 2017, 02:25:44 PM by klaviator »
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