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Sun, 04 Mar 2012 10:34:44 +0000 linkquote
Is it possible to fit these 13 inch wheels to a GTS?

To compensate the extra diameter i would use a tire with a lower profile like a 130/60-13...

Any ideas?



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Sun, 04 Mar 2012 11:02:58 +0000 linkquote
Some folks run a 140/70 R12 rear for a higher top speed- 140/70/12 on gts?
And if this is believed- Tire Calculator your proposed setup is smaller.
But, I think I'd prefer 140 R12 rear rather than going for than 13 inch rim. The 140's been well tested and the cost of replacing just the tire is probably cheaper than both a new rim & new rubber.
Sun, 04 Mar 2012 12:06:19 +0000

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Sun, 04 Mar 2012 12:06:19 +0000 linkquote
Gaining speed was not direct my intention, more the looks.
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Sun, 04 Mar 2012 13:20:57 +0000 linkquote
If you're thinking of doing a 1:1 wheel swop you also need to check the wheel bolts will fit your existing GTS hub OK - parts may be consistent from between Piaggio models but I'm not sure. Be mindful of braking performance too on a changed setup.
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Sun, 04 Mar 2012 20:26:15 +0000 linkquote
Also the offset of the wheels might be different on the hub. This might look great and I would love to see a shop try it out first.
Mon, 05 Mar 2012 17:12:36 +0000

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Mon, 05 Mar 2012 17:12:36 +0000 linkquote
Re: 13 inchers on a GTS
LX125 wrote:
To compensate the extra diameter i would use a tire with a lower profile like a 130/60-13.
I and others have done it with 12s" on a 150.

What bike is that?

Pretty sure it would work, Piaggio uses the same hub on everything. Verify by crossing the hub part number. Slight offset difference if any is non-issue as long as nothing hits.

Might have just shown me my next Vespa -- 300 Super with those, Bitubos and a Akra would be sweet.
Tue, 06 Mar 2012 10:23:35 +0000

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Tue, 06 Mar 2012 10:23:35 +0000 linkquote
Re: 13 inchers on a GTS
bluecloud wrote:
What bike is that?

Might have just shown me my next Vespa -- 300 Super with those, Bitubos and a Akra would be sweet.
1 MP 3 Yourban

2 That's my idea !
Tue, 06 Mar 2012 11:16:15 +0000

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Tue, 06 Mar 2012 11:16:15 +0000 linkquote
Are you sure the rims in your orginal pic are 13"s?

All the MP3 specs I see say 12" rims?
Tue, 06 Mar 2012 12:25:46 +0000

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Tue, 06 Mar 2012 12:25:46 +0000 linkquote
brown_beret7 wrote:
Are you sure the rims in your orginal pic are 13"s?

All the MP3 specs I see say 12" rims?
It's a Yourban. 13".
Tue, 06 Mar 2012 14:43:30 +0000

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Tue, 06 Mar 2012 14:43:30 +0000 linkquote
jimc wrote:
brown_beret7 wrote:
Are you sure the rims in your orginal pic are 13"s?

All the MP3 specs I see say 12" rims?
It's a Yourban. 13".
Ah, noted. Should have noticed - latest Vespa Club of Britain mag has a Yourban on the cover and a 4 page review inside
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Tue, 06 Mar 2012 16:59:08 +0000 linkquote
Michelin Pilot Sports available in 130 and 140/60-13, only a couple 10ths larger dia. than stock 12s.
Sat, 10 Mar 2012 08:14:44 +0000

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Sat, 10 Mar 2012 08:14:44 +0000 linkquote
brown_beret7 wrote:
Be mindful of braking performance too on a changed setup.
Maybe, with a little change to the brake brackets, you can run the 240 mm discs of the Yourban also...
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Sat, 10 Mar 2012 08:47:08 +0000 linkquote
If overall diameter of tyre does not change, there should not be any changes to brake performance.
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Sat, 10 Mar 2012 16:23:09 +0000 linkquote
same hole pattern as on the 12" rims. just need to check diameter clearances . but should be just fine. You could find a yourban owner willing to let you use his rims for a test fit before you buy new rims.
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Sat, 20 Apr 2013 18:51:37 +0000

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Sat, 20 Apr 2013 18:51:37 +0000 linkquote
Finally got my 13 inchers shod with Conti Twist Sports & 15 mm white reflective striping.







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Sat, 20 Apr 2013 19:05:02 +0000 linkquote
Beautiful. I also wanted to install some as fell in love with them. (A) How has it affected braking, (B) how has it affected gearing around town and gearing on highway/motorway (C) what tyre size did you end up using on front and back. Cheers.
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Sat, 20 Apr 2013 19:16:54 +0000 linkquote
Looks fantastic! What seat is that?
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Sat, 20 Apr 2013 19:26:19 +0000 linkquote
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Looks fantastic! What seat is that?
It's the Sport Seat. They have it at SIP for just under $200.
Sat, 20 Apr 2013 19:28:37 +0000

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Sat, 20 Apr 2013 19:28:37 +0000 linkquote
Masala wrote:
Looks fantastic! What seat is that?
New mono gel saddle for the GTS
Sat, 20 Apr 2013 19:31:07 +0000

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Sat, 20 Apr 2013 19:31:07 +0000 linkquote
VESBA wrote:
Beautiful. I also wanted to install some as fell in love with them. (A) How has it affected braking, (B) how has it affected gearing around town and gearing on highway/motorway (C) what tyre size did you end up using on front and back. Cheers.
A Braking feels just the same

B Have not tried tried that, just installed the wheel and went for a little drive...

C front : 130/60-13
rear : 140/60-13

To be continued...
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Sat, 20 Apr 2013 20:27:46 +0000 linkquote
Progetto 300 wrote:
VESBA wrote:
Beautiful. I also wanted to install some as fell in love with them. (A) How has it affected braking, (B) how has it affected gearing around town and gearing on highway/motorway (C) what tyre size did you end up using on front and back. Cheers.
A Braking feels just the same

B Have not tried tried that, just installed the wheel and went for a little drive...

C front : 130/60-13
rear : 140/60-13

To be continued...
bet they help with the front end shaking/vibrations that are prone to the GTS250/300
Sat, 20 Apr 2013 20:29:49 +0000

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Sat, 20 Apr 2013 20:29:49 +0000 linkquote
old as dirt wrote:
Progetto 300 wrote:
VESBA wrote:
Beautiful. I also wanted to install some as fell in love with them. (A) How has it affected braking, (B) how has it affected gearing around town and gearing on highway/motorway (C) what tyre size did you end up using on front and back. Cheers.
A Braking feels just the same

B Have not tried tried that, just installed the wheel and went for a little drive...

C front : 130/60-13
rear : 140/60-13

To be continued...
bet they help with the front end shaking/vibrations that are prone to the GTS250/300
I had them both balanced front & rear and have no problem so far.
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Sat, 20 Apr 2013 21:17:10 +0000 linkquote
Scutrbrau wrote:
Masala wrote:
Looks fantastic! What seat is that?
It's the Sport Seat. They have it at SIP for just under $200.
That's the seat I thought you guys might want to use on your Iron Butt run.
Sun, 21 Apr 2013 16:22:33 +0000

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Sun, 21 Apr 2013 16:22:33 +0000 linkquote
Two things:
1. That looks fantastic, the whole scoot looks fantastic!
2. Bigger wheels do not necessarily provide better "performance". I am very curious about the weight comparison to the stock set-up.
Progetto 300 wrote:
Finally got my 13 inchers shod with Conti Twist Sports & 15 mm white reflective striping.
Sun, 21 Apr 2013 16:37:33 +0000

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Sun, 21 Apr 2013 16:37:33 +0000 linkquote
I'd like to know if the larger wheels have provided more stability at speed. I'm not much of a modder, but if there was significant improvement, i'd do this in a heartbeat.
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Sun, 21 Apr 2013 16:53:47 +0000 linkquote
I like the look of that bike with the 13" but the Yourban wheels here in US are like bigfoot can't find any
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Sun, 21 Apr 2013 19:10:47 +0000 linkquote
More pictures :





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Sun, 21 Apr 2013 19:12:52 +0000 linkquote
YaYaDave wrote:
Scutrbrau wrote:
Masala wrote:
Looks fantastic! What seat is that?
It's the Sport Seat. They have it at SIP for just under $200.
That's the seat I thought you guys might want to use on your Iron Butt run.
Mu butt still hurts a bit, it's an improvement over the original seat but not ideal.
Sun, 21 Apr 2013 19:14:29 +0000

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Sun, 21 Apr 2013 19:14:29 +0000 linkquote
ravenlore wrote:
I'd like to know if the larger wheels have provided more stability at speed. I'm not much of a modder, but if there was significant improvement, i'd do this in a heartbeat.
The total diameter of the wheels is almost exact to the original spec.
The wheels are larger but the tires are smaller.
They just look bigger.
Sun, 21 Apr 2013 19:16:56 +0000

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Sun, 21 Apr 2013 19:16:56 +0000 linkquote
elvispa wrote:
2. Bigger wheels do not necessarily provide better "performance". I am very curious about the weight comparison to the stock set-up.
Indeed, unfortunately i'm not going twice as fast now...

Forgot to weight them..
Sun, 21 Apr 2013 19:30:07 +0000

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Sun, 21 Apr 2013 19:30:07 +0000 linkquote
I like the look... alot..!!!!!
Great wheels and nice touch with the white rim striping.
Sun, 21 Apr 2013 20:21:50 +0000

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Sun, 21 Apr 2013 20:21:50 +0000 linkquote
wow that does look amazingly better.

And I love everything you have done to your gts.
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Sun, 21 Apr 2013 20:26:49 +0000 linkquote
175mws wrote:
I like the look of that bike with the 13" but the Yourban wheels here in US are like bigfoot can't find any
You want a bigfoot? I'll get you a bigfoot. You don't want to know how, but there are ways.
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Sun, 21 Apr 2013 22:41:10 +0000 linkquote
Absolutely the best looking GTS ever. Perfection would require Vintage Red.
Seriously, so very clean and so very Vespa. WOW.
Well done!
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Mon, 22 Apr 2013 03:08:07 +0000 linkquote
Progetto 300 wrote:
elvispa wrote:
2. Bigger wheels do not necessarily provide better "performance". I am very curious about the weight comparison to the stock set-up.
Indeed, unfortunately i'm not going twice as fast now...

Forgot to weight them..
Was this a straight swap? Were the new wheels just bolted on? How much were the Yourban wheels?
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Mon, 22 Apr 2013 03:14:48 +0000 linkquote
I adore your vespa. Not only do the wheel really set it off, but the clean lines are really wonderful. No crash bars, no racks, just the basic lines of the Vespa.
Mon, 22 Apr 2013 03:35:51 +0000

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Mon, 22 Apr 2013 03:35:51 +0000 linkquote
$175.00 each wheel from Sip.
$75 each tire
+ shipping to US

http://www.sip-scootershop.com/en/products/rim+front+for+piaggio+mp3_pi58618r

Scooter west or SDG may be able to do better on local price.

Total (without shipping costs) $546.63
416.80 EUR
Mon, 22 Apr 2013 07:04:40 +0000

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Mon, 22 Apr 2013 07:04:40 +0000 linkquote
gore-tx wrote:
Was this a straight swap? Were the new wheels just bolted on? How much were the Yourban wheels?
My dealer told me that he had to machine the center hole but was kinda vague on what he had done....like he wants to keep "the" secret...
Mon, 22 Apr 2013 18:39:19 +0000

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Mon, 22 Apr 2013 18:39:19 +0000 linkquote
Good Question
That kind of stability depends, of course, on the amount of weight in the rotating wheel. I don't know what the status is for this guy's wheel, but I found that putting on a set of heavy duty winter tires (Heidenau), which weighed considerably more than the stock tire, had the effect of making the scoot more committed to its line--straight or on a curve. The transition from one line to another was far slower. A trade-off, but desirable if you want the stability at speed.
ravenlore wrote:
I'd like to know if the larger wheels have provided more stability at speed. I'm not much of a modder, but if there was significant improvement, i'd do this in a heartbeat.
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Sat, 27 Apr 2013 01:25:04 +0000 linkquote
Thanks for all the info.

I wish the OP would post an update...
   

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