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Old 12-12-2014, 01:22 PM   #1
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old school tire size in modern tire terms 2.50-16

I'm looking for a tire to replace my 2.50-16 tires.

It's a 16" tire, so, not a lot of choices.

I'm looking at a 80/80-16.

Is an 80/80-16 close in size to a 2.50-16?

It's for a Smitty trailer to pull behind my 1973 Moto Guzzi Eldorado.

Smitty's were built in the 70's and early 80's

There are NO Pirelli ML75 in 2.50-16 on the planet that I could find and they are backordered until April.

Thanks....Al

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Old 12-12-2014, 08:25 PM   #2
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I'm looking for a tire to replace my 2.50-16 tires.

It's a 16" tire, so, not a lot of choices.

I'm looking at a 80/80-16.

Is an 80/80-16 close in size to a 2.50-16?

It's for a Smitty trailer to pull behind my 1973 Moto Guzzi Eldorado.

Smitty's were built in the 70's and early 80's

There are NO Pirelli MT75 in 2.50-16 on the planet that I could find and they are backordered until April.

Thanks....Al
Did you mean ML75? Have you checked with American Moto Tire?

http://www.americanmototire.com/cata...oducts_id=4194
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Old 12-12-2014, 09:12 PM   #3
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Did you mean ML75? Have you checked with American Moto Tire?

http://www.americanmototire.com/cata...oducts_id=4194
Yes my bad!

I edited it to correct my mistake.

I'll call them and see if they have them in stock.

Chaparral Motorsports took my money and then no tires.

It was only after I waited 10 days for delivery and had to call to ask where my tires were that they told me that they had been back-ordered.... not good business practice if you ask me!!

I don't mind being back-ordered just tell me... don't make me find out after 10 days of waiting for them to be delivered and AFTER I call you and you confess they have been back-ordered and can't get them for 4 more weeks
Everyone else I've called to see if they had them in stock says they are backordered until Jan,April depending on vendor.
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Old 12-13-2014, 01:16 AM   #4
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Aprilia Sportcity, Aprilia Scarabeo. Piaggio Beverly, Honda SH300, etc.
All those scooters run skinny 16"tyres, and usually the pair have to be weight-loaded to at least 400kg (bike and rider). Worth a look to expand the options.
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Old 12-14-2014, 04:27 AM   #5
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Aprilia Sportcity, Aprilia Scarabeo. Piaggio Beverly, Honda SH300, etc.
All those scooters run skinny 16"tyres, and usually the pair have to be weight-loaded to at least 400kg (bike and rider). Worth a look to expand the options.
thanks!

I looked and those tires are 110/90 which would be a little wide.

I think 100/90 would be the most I'd feel comfortable with and I'm not sure about that....Alan
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