Maxi - tyre size change?

Hi,

I just bought a Maxi for my wife. It comes with really thin tires (17x2"). The wheels are 17x1.2". Both are stock for this (european) model.

I was wondering that can I install 1 size wider 17x2.25" tires on those wheels and will they fit the Maxi without rubbing?

According to size list I found the A measurement on 17x1.2" wheel is 1.33" and C is 1.89".

Thanks for your advice.

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Re: Maxi - tyre size change?

will totally fit, I've run these in the past without a problem

Sava B4 tire

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Johnny Braaapp /

Yes, this is much commons thingers

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Ok, thanks! :)

Re: Maxi - tyre size change?

You could probably go as large as 2.5 on your tyres. But some styles end up a little larger. But the sava via the link above is a good profile tyre for sure.

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roots to wings /

2.25s work fine for me. i wish i could get 2.5s to fit the rear of my 1977 maxi. Note that 2.25 will not clear the front fender of 1977 or earlier maxis without a bit of work or replacing with a post 1977 front fender. You could run 2.25 in back and 2.0 up front.

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Mine is from late 80´s.

I should receive it today but from pics it seems there is not a lot of space between the front tire and the fender support.

Re: Maxi - tyre size change?

Note that 2.25 will not clear the front fender of 1977 or

> earlier maxis without a bit of work or replacing with a post 1977 front

> fender.

do what u can to adjust front fender bracket rolled edge and alignment. Necessity is the mother of all creation.

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I have widened many a maxi fender for this reason. It's just mopeds.

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roots to wings /

Hey Jay,

How did you do it, by flattening it out? What did you have to do to the arms that bolt into the forks?

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Johnny Braaapp /

> roots to wings Wrote:

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> Hey Jay,

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> How did you do it, by flattening it out? What did you have to do to the

> arms that bolt into the forks?

Make it work dude. It’s not rocket science.

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> roots to wings Wrote:

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> Hey Jay,

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> How did you do it, by flattening it out? What did you have to do to the

> arms that bolt into the forks?

A good large set of pliers, I like the offset channel locks. Just make bends to bulge it out at the top and bend back to taper it back to meet the mounts. I still have the tire rub a bit when I back up. But only when it backs up weirdly enough. But I'm running some 2.5in knobbies when end up closer to 3in. Desert riding fun!

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> roots to wings Wrote:

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> Hey Jay,

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> How did you do it, by flattening it out? What did you have to do to the

> arms that bolt into the forks?

Take a softball and use that roll open the fender’s till it’s enough. Gets you even rolling side to side. Don’t use channel locks, you’ll marr and bend those fenders all fucked up

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> Johnny Braaapp Wrote:

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> > How did you do it, by flattening it out? What did you have to do to

> the

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> > arms that bolt into the forks?

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> Make it work dude. It’s not rocket science.

Stop being an ass Ms.Braaapp. I know for a fact you’ve asked questions here before, so why not help people who were just like you.

Re: Maxi - tyre size change?

Puchshop says these tires (2.50x17 Michelin City pro) will fit original swingarm but doesn't specify Maxi or something else, anybody actually tried them in Maxi?

https://www.puchshop.de/puch-frameparts/puch-tires/17-inch-michelin-city-pro-tire-2-50x17.html

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roots to wings /

I have Michelin City Pro's on my 77 maxi 2.25x17 and they barely barely fit. You could always get a new swing arm. After 77 they came out with the wider rim, so maybe they changed the size of the swing arm. Not sure

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> Garrett The Kid Wrote:

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> > How did you do it, by flattening it out? What did you have to do to

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> Take a softball and use that roll open the fender’s till it’s enough.

> Gets you even rolling side to side. Don’t use channel locks, you’ll marr

> and bend those fenders all fucked up

I like your idea. Guess I need to buy a softball.

But my fenders made it out ok. You can just use a bit of rubber inner tube between the plier teeth to make sure it doesn't do any damage at all.

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Johnny Braaapp /

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> Stop being an ass Ms.Braaapp. I know for a fact you’ve asked questions

> here before, so why not help people who were just like you.

You’re right, mad bad. I guess I just have a more make it work mentality.

No shame in asking questions. I apologize.

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roots to wings /

@braaapp It's all cool man. Your bike looks like it rips. Wished I lived in an area where I could go front fenderless.

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Johnny Braaapp /

> roots to wings Wrote:

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> @braaapp It's all cool man. Your bike looks like it rips. Wished I

> lived in an area where I could go front fenderless.

Thanks dude,

It looks faster than it is haha. It’s never enough :) (edited)

Re: Maxi - tyre size change?

Ok, thanks. Mine is late 80's euromodel with the narrow 1.2" rim. What wider rim was used in Maxis? (edited)

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