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 Here's a list of available Zuma 125 tires. 
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Post Here's a list of available Zuma 125 tires.
The tires listed below should be available in the US. I used the US websites of the manufacturers to find the model names, except for Continental, which only has a global site, as noted. The best thing to do to find out more about a tire you're interested in would be to run a search on zumaforums using the name and model. It's a little hard to find tire info here, since many of the tires that come up in a search are for the 50cc. With the correct name, though, you should be able to see what other Zuma owners have said.

Another good source of info is searching for reviews by other people on the internet. Something that has worked for me before is to search 'Blah Blah Blah review'. Motorcycle Superstore also usually has reviews for most of their products.

Usually, a tire that is good in one size is also good in others. I run BT39SS on both my bikes, and they're great in 10" and 17", and unavailable in the US :haw:

If there are any glaring omissions, post up and we'll try to get a mod/admin to edit it in, or I can post a revised list further down the thread.

A good collection of informational tire articles is at the Ninja 250 FAQ:

http://faq.ninja250.org/wiki/Tires

OEM sizes:

120/70-12 51L front
130/70-12 56L rear

Note that anything with a higher load rating than 51 front or 56 rear is going to have a stiffer carcass and be able to handle more weight. That may or may not be a good thing. There may be a chance that the stiffer tires won't flex quite as much for cornering, but many of the performance tires are rated for higher loads, so it may not matter. The letter after the load rating is the speed rating, which shouldn't matter for this bike. You can google that if you want.

Also keep in mind that most 10" and 12" scooter tires are made for universal front or rear fitment. For those that do specify different front and rear tires, I've indicated that. Most sites don't say whether the tires are universal or not; I've written 'appear to be' for those. I believe it's assumed that small tires are universal fit unless otherwise noted. If you're not really sure, contact the manufacturer directly.

Links

http://www.michelinmotorcycle.com/index ... talog.view

http://www.avonmotorcycle.com/

http://www.us.pirelli.com/web/catalog/m ... eType=MOTO

http://www.motorcycle-karttires.com/ (Bridgestone)

http://www.kendausa.com/motorcycle/scooter.html

http://www.maxxis.com/MotorcycleATV/Scooter.aspx

http://www.us.metzelermoto.com/web/cata ... og/scooter

http://www.shinkotireusa.com/product/in ... category=5

http://www.irc-tire.com/mce/

http://www.durobike.com/productslisting ... tspage=257

http://www.conti-online.com/generator/w ... er_en.html (Continental has only a global site; not all Contis listed may be available in the US)

http://www.moto-amore.com/heidenau/new/ ... new_b.html (Hidenau)


Sport/Performance

*Pirelli Diablo Scooter

Rear only: 130/70 - 12 62P REINF (reinforced)

*Pirelli GTS 23 / GTS 24

120/70 - 12 51P
130/70 - 12 62P REINF (reinforced)

*Pirelli EVO 21 / EVO 22

110/70 - 12 47L front
120/70 - 12 51L rear
Note that these are smaller than stock sizes.

*Avon Viper Stryke

120/70-12 Universal 58P
130/70-12 Universal 62P

*Michelin Pilot Sport SC

120/70-12 51P
130/70-12 62P REINF (reinforced)
Probably universal – Michelin site doesn't say

*Michelin Bopper

120/70-12 51L
130/70-12 56L
Probably universal – Michelin site doesn't say

*Continental Zippy 1

120/70-12 51L Universal
120/70-12 58L Universal
130/70-12 56L Universal
130/70-12 62L Universal
All these options probably not available Stateside.

*Continental ContiTwist Sport

120/70-12 58P
130/70-12 62P

*Kenda K413

120/70-12
130/70-12
Probably universal – Kenda site doesn't say

*Maxxis M6029

120/70-12 58P Universal - only size offered in 12"

All-around street

*Pirelli SL26

120/70 - 12 51P
130/70 - 12 56P
Appear to be made for universal fitment front or rear

*Pirelli SL36DJ

120/70 - 12 51P
130/70 - 12 56P
Appear to be made for universal fitment front or rear

*Michelin Pilot City

120/70-12 51P
130/70-12 56P
130/70-12 62P REINF (reinforced)
Probably universal – Michelin site doesn't say

*Bridgestone B02

Rear Only: 130/70-12 62L
B03 Front not available in 12" sizes

*Metzeler FEELFREE WINTEC

120/70 - 12 51P Front
130/70 - 12 62P Rear

*Shinko SR007

110/70-12
130/70-12
Appear to be universal

*Shinko SR723 Front

120/70-12
120/70-12 Whitewall

*Shinko SR724 Rear

130/70-12
130/70-12 Whitewall

*IRC MB-67

120/70-12 51L Universal
130/70-12 62L Rear

*IRC MB-99

120/70-12 51L Universal
130/70-12 56L Universal

*Continental ContiTwist

120/70-12 58P
130/70-12 62P
Appear to be Universal

*Continental ContiNavigator

120/70-12 58P M+S
130/70-12 62P M+S

*Hidenau K58

120/70-12 58P
130/70-12 62P

*Hidenau K66

120/70-12 58P
130/70-12 62P

*Hidenau K66 Snowtex

120/70-12 58P
130/70-12 62P

Note on Duro tires: The Duro site is generally worthless. There is no information as to the suitability or intended use of any of their tires. Keep in mind that Duro are considered to be among the cheapest Taiwanese tires.

*Duro Boulevard

120/70-12 T/L
130/70-12 T/L
Appear to be Universal

*Duro Median

120/70-12
130/70-12
Appear to be Universal

*Duro HF-912A

120/70-12
130/70-12
Appear to be Universal

*Duro Raider

120/70-12
130/70-12
Appear to be Universal

*Duro DM-1060

120/70-12
130/70-12
Appear to be Universal

Track/Race

* ContiTwist Race

120/70-12 58P
130/70-12 62P
Appear to be Universal

*Hidenau K61 Racer

120/70-12 58P
130/70-12 62P

Dual-Purpose/OEM-style

*Kenda K761

120/70-12
130/70-12
Probably universal – Kenda site doesn't say

*Shinko SR428

120/70-12 51J
130/70-12 56J
Appear to be universal


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Thanks for compiling this!
This should be stickied.

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Post Re: Here's a list of available Zuma 125 tires.
Wow! Great post! :wth: There is a tire that Is not on your list and IMHO is superior to most. The Dunlop TT92. These tires are as close to a sportbike feel as your gonna get! I would buy these tires again without hesitation. I have to thank Smelly for turning me on to them. He said that they were the best tire available in the States so I went with his recomendation. Of course there are many different things to consider when chosing a tire and what is right for one rider may not be right for another. The Dunlop TT92 was a great choice for me! :cheers:

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Post Re: Here's a list of available Zuma 125 tires.
Quote:
Dunlop TT92


I checked the Dunlop site, specifically looking for those tires. They have really weird size choices.

100/90-12 49J front
120/80-12 55J rear

Since I didn't know how they would work on the Zu, I only considered OEM sizes. The TT92 are popular here in Taiwan; I wouldn't get too jiggy with them in the rain, but then you live in the ROT :)

How do you find the handling? Post up your impressions.

If there are no clearance problems, these should be a good track/sport option. These sizes would make the front 6mm taller than stock and the rear 5mm taller, or about 1/4", which shouldn't make any significant difference. The narrower (esp in front) tires should make it flop into corners more easily and be just a bit less stable at high speed. If Zuma owners can report on it, we can tell if these general guidelines have any bearing on the Zuma. Most likely not.

Math for figuring out ride height with different tires:

http://faq.ninja250.org/wiki/Ride_heigh ... tire_sizes

I was also looking for the Bridgestone BT601, which is probably the stickiest 12" tire. Too bad they don't feel there's enough of a market for it in the US. Bridgestone makes some great scooter tires. Also, it's a shame Maxxis doesn't have more options in our sizes for the US. I've found them to be a good value; not the stickiest tire, but not expensive, either.

Oh, and I'm glad you liked the post. Tire research is something I can do. Consider it a trade for my learning about automatic transmissions from other members. Isn't the internet wonderful? :cool:


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Post Re: Here's a list of available Zuma 125 tires.
One question: What are the wheel sizes on the Zuma? They never list that on manufacturer sites.


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also, this is where i buy ALL my cycle tires. mostly the cheapest on the net, definitely the best and fastest anywhere! :http://www.americanmototire.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=362&osCsid=ff0cdb62f8f6cab3dfd4410bcbcf5934

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Hey!! Great topic

what a good data that I see here.

I am looking for a good pair of rubbers, my Kenda are already close to 6000 miles and begin to deflate constantly; also appear to be of Yamaha R1 :haw:

But I have doubts about which is better, if more slender as the Pirelli EVO 21 / EVO 22 110/70 - 12 47L front / / 120/70 - 12 51L rear or are better wide 120/70 - 12 51P / / 130 / 70 - 12 62p R.

If You fit a lower tyre as 120/60 and 130/60? :confused:

I would like the BWS more stable in corners and with more grip, especially in wet asphalt...


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Has a IRC a good grip? Someone has use in Zuma 125?


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the sl36 has been a great tire for me. haven't had any problems in the rain, but of course i don't push it as hard on wet roads either. the rear is getting worn down after approx 5k miles on it but the front is still in great shape. got mine from motorcycle superstore. free shipping if the order is over $75.

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I like Pirelli and Michelin Pilot Sport SC but do not know what their performance ..

I really appreciate this advice "Hombre"....and is true what you say, the rear tyre (stock ) wears out faster than the front (by concentrating more weight I guess)...

It is really a big difference

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This is what :patriot: ZF is all about, combined minds and sharing of information. Job well done, thank you.

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Had my Michelin pilot sport scs put on Saturday and WOW what a difference over the oem Kendas. They handle alot better than the oems did on the country roads. :wth:


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Post Re: Here's a list of available Zuma 125 tires.
Nice! Same one's I'm ordering. What did they charge you to mount them?

I hit up Cycle Gear this weekend and they said they'll do 'em for $20 a tire. Didn't think that was so bad. (That's if you order from them)

Any pics of them mounted? Tread pattern is sweet looking


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TNZuma wrote:
Nice! Same one's I'm ordering. What did they charge you to mount them?

I hit up Cycle Gear this weekend and they said they'll do 'em for $20 a tire. Didn't think that was so bad. (That's if you order from them)

Any pics of them mounted? Tread pattern is sweet looking


Is that just mounting on the rim, or bring the whole scoot and they'll do all the work?

A shop by me did my rear for 30. I thought it was steep until I saw all the labor involved.

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20$ each but you have to bring them in.

My local Yamaha shop charges 85$ for the pair if you bring the bike in.


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