NF Mighty NF forum 2016x>




Author Topic: Stock Tire Sizes?  (Read 667 times)

patentgeek

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 78
  • Nuovo Falcone in San Francisco, California
  • Location: San Francisco, California
    • View Profile
Stock Tire Sizes?
« on: August 27, 2017, 04:59:46 am »
My Nuovo Falcone project came with a 3.5-18 front tire and a 4.0-18 rear tire.  I suspect these are oversize.

The internet indicates that the front tire should be 3.25-18 and the rear tire 3.5-18Is this correct?


Share on Facebook Share on Twitter


banquo

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 979
    • View Profile
Re: Stock Tire Sizes?
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2017, 11:50:10 pm »
Yes, but it's common to fit 3.50-18 at both ends. The 4.00 would foul the chainguard I think, as one of our members is reverting to stock so he can re-fit it.

patentgeek

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 78
  • Nuovo Falcone in San Francisco, California
  • Location: San Francisco, California
    • View Profile
Re: Stock Tire Sizes?
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2017, 04:58:19 am »
Thanks banquo!  The 4.0 rear looks too big, and the bike doesn't sit quite flat on the center-stand - - - although that might be due to the non-stock shocks that are installed.  Hopefully with a 3.5 rear and stock length Hagon shocks, all will be good.
Like Like x 1 View List

patentgeek

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 78
  • Nuovo Falcone in San Francisco, California
  • Location: San Francisco, California
    • View Profile
Re: Stock Tire Sizes?
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2019, 08:28:27 pm »
Update.  I've been running 3.25/3.5 front/rear tires (Heidenau) with WM2/WM3 front/rear rims with good results.  I doubt the non-stock WM2 front rim (vs. original WM3 width) has much effect on handling.
Like Like x 1 View List

banquo

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 979
    • View Profile
Re: Stock Tire Sizes?
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2019, 09:56:58 pm »
Great!
Centre-Stand OK now?