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    Default Re: Can I put on a larger tire?

    Sometimes you need to try it to see if it works.

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    Default Re: Can I put on a larger tire?

    Hi all, Just an update on the front tire thread. I just replaced my Pilot Activ 130/70-17. It still had a few miles in it but I wanted to ride some. The tire had a bit over 24,000 miles on it when replaced. Due to the excellent service from this tire I replaced it with the same tire. Overall I think it worked great.

    ciao homeless

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    Default Re: Can I put on a larger tire?

    Thanks for the info about the Pilot Activ 130/17. I need to replace the Metzeler 120/17 in a few months. (2nd one on the LT/Hannigan in 38,000 miles)

    My neighbor rides a Goldwing and suggested that I try a Bridgestone BT45, reverse rotation, but I too was concerned about mounting a 130/17 on the front.

    He says the BT has more tread in the center and will last longer under the tread scrubbing experienced on the trike. We also looked at the fender clearance and it doesn't look to be a problem.

    Any thoughts?

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    Default bigger tire did you reverse the direction? Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by homeless View Post
    Hi all, Just an update on the front tire thread. I just replaced my Pilot Activ 130/70-17. It still had a few miles in it but I wanted to ride some. The tire had a bit over 24,000 miles on it when replaced. Due to the excellent service from this tire I replaced it with the same tire. Overall I think it worked great.

    ciao homeless

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    Quote Originally Posted by dadog6575 View Post
    bigger tire did you reverse the direction? Thanks
    This is an older thread but yes, if you use a tire intended for a rear wheel on the front end then it should be reversed. The way I understand it is a rear tire is designed mainly toward acceleration and by reversing the direction you would be applying the same type of rotational load on the front with breaking. I put one on my K1200LT Hannigan trike conversion and it's working well. The only thing I noticed is a bit more tire road noise probably from the tread being reversed.........
    Rob Sprague
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    2006 BMW K1200LT/2012 Hannigan Trike Magnesium Black
    2004 BMW K1200GT Orient Blue

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