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Old 03-06-2013, 01:35 PM   #1
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Hack Tire for an EZS Rally

I have a EZS Rally sidecar on my K1100LT the front tire is a 135/70R15 having trouble finding this tire but I think a 145/65R15 will fit. I have a 165/45R15 on the side car it looks like there is not a lot of room to go to a taller tire. Is there anyone around that has this car and is running something different? I am having trouble finding a 165 width in that low of profile tire. Also Who do you guys get to mount and balance these wheels & Tires? Can an automotive shop mount these motorcycle/automotive wheels?
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:04 PM   #2
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Lance there's a 135/80 next to a 145/65, there are 135/80s around lots of places mostly Nankangs made for VW old Beetles Coker Tire has some also, your 135/70 is probably a 135/15.DB
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:19 PM   #3
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Thanks DaveBig--I will chech the Diameter of the 135/15.DB the 135/80R15 will bring my front end up about an inch I think--- I may have found a 165/45R15 on ebay for the hack wheel a Federal Formoza FD1.




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Old 03-06-2013, 06:11 PM   #4
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EZS Tire

I have an ST1100 with an EZS RX5 Sport sidecar, tub is a bit larger but generally pretty much the same running NEXEN N3000 TIRE 195/45/15 got about 22,000 miles on it and still plenty of tread left.
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:45 PM   #5
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Useful tire size calculator here:

http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html


You need Java enabled in your browser or it doesn't work.

Good luck!
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:43 PM   #6
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Throw the wheels in the trunk of your car and take them to your local car tire shop. If they ask you what it's for, just tell them that you're trying a new tire/wheel combo on your 1967 Citroen. This works for me when I'm getting tires on my car pusher.
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:50 PM   #7
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I have a EZS Rally sidecar on my K1100LT the front tire is a 135/70R15 having trouble finding this tire but I think a 145/65R15 will fit. I have a 165/45R15 on the side car it looks like there is not a lot of room to go to a taller tire. Is there anyone around that has this car and is running something different? I am having trouble finding a 165 width in that low of profile tire. Also Who do you guys get to mount and balance these wheels & Tires? Can an automotive shop mount these motorcycle/automotive wheels?
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1010tires.com has two tires in 145/65/15.
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:41 PM   #8
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Do not go wider than a 135 in the front. It will make the steering heavier. 135/15's are not hard to find.
http://www.cokertire.com/135r15-fire...wall-tire.html
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:11 AM   #9
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I saw that tire but it is an inch taller then my current set up.
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Do not go wider than a 135 in the front. It will make the steering heavier. 135/15's are not hard to find.
http://www.cokertire.com/135r15-fire...wall-tire.html
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:45 PM   #10
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I saw that tire but it is an inch taller then my current set up.
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It will work fine. It will only sit 1/2 taller.
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