Is it possible or has anyone tried a car tire on the front rim of the B650?
Hi ErikDK,There's no room for any tire larger than standard.
Misled by a posting in here, I bought a 130/something-15 bias ply tire and installed on my front rim, but it scraped the front fender.
The only automotive tire which comes near is the hard-to-find 125(80)R15 for Citroën 2CV, but it is only made by Michelin $$$ or far east brands $$ and poor quality.
The oversize bias ply was quite comfy, but the front fender has to be modified significantly, by widening it rear of the fork.
I can't remember the brand, but it was based on precisely your reports that I bought a 140/70-15 bias ply, and it scraped, even though i enlarged the mounting holes in the fender to adjust it away from the tire.Erik, I have had success using a 140/70 15 (Michelin City Grip rear) on my front, it cleared, but was a close fit, I ran it on my scoot till it was ready to replace.
Hi Eric, I like the idea of the citygrip rear on the front and I am good with fiberglass and plastics so I am thinking for me it may be an easy mod depending on the cut.I can't remember the brand, but it was based on precisely your reports that I bought a 140/70-15 bias ply, and it scraped, even though i enlarged the mounting holes in the fender to adjust it away from the tire.
Since the arc of the fron fender is more than 180 degrees, just moving the fender up was not a solution.
The tiniest amount of gravel picked up by the thread would make noises indicating the fender was about to be ripped off.
Without the fender, there were zero handling problems, and it the tire was much better at bump absorption than the rock-hard OEM radial tire.
Even if they made a small enough C/T to fit the Front, I would not, NEVER run one on front. The front tire does 90% of all the work on a motorcycle but the rear tire Kinda just trails along.
I simply could not do that with a motorcycle rear due the shite handling of the bike when doing so.I find that by dropping the air PSI will give a softer ride, you don't have to drop it much my be 5 PSI.