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16" Tire Width Options  

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  1. 1. If you had the option, when purchasing your favorite 16" EUC (Tesla, KS16, ACM, GT16, etc), which tire size would you pick?

    • 16" x 2.125"
      2
    • 16" x 2.5"
      21


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1 hour ago, houseofjob said:

Curious to see the favorite tire size preference for the favorite 16" EUC category....

You only listed two sizes, my ninebot has 1.195 tire.  It's a very good tire, but it just seems that the wider the tire, the better the ride.

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10 minutes ago, steve454 said:

You only listed two sizes, my ninebot has 1.195 tire.  It's a very good tire, but it just seems that the wider the tire, the better the ride.

Ah, forgot about 1.95" width, but often it's interchangeable with 2.125" no? When I had an E+, it was definitely fitted with a 2.125" tire.

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@Slaughthammer nice! I figured as much, but listed these 2 tire sizes because they are the most common actual 16'' sizes able to be sourced in China .

It seems on second look too that 16 x 3.0 is fairly prevalent as well, would've listed as well had I known.

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13 hours ago, steve454 said:

You only listed two sizes, my ninebot has 1.195 tire.  It's a very good tire, but it just seems that the wider the tire, the better the ride.

The wider the tire the lower tire pressure is possible without risking material damage, hence the more comfortable the ride.

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4 minutes ago, KingSong69 said:

What to do is to set the 6 screw holes down by one....so that only 4 screws then hold the Shell. (hope i can explain that correct)

Also there had to be a bit of the side Shell to be removed.

How about the cooling fins? I can't identify from the FB pictures, but are these tires the Kendas or Chao Yang?

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13 minutes ago, Jason McNeil said:

How about the cooling fins? I can't identify from the FB pictures, but are these tires the Kendas or Chao Yang?

No Problem...

The main Thing to this mod is: When Fixing the pedals on the Shell....dont push the wheel completly in!

Instead of using all 6 screws...you only use the upper 4 holes/screws, so that the pedal (and so also the axle) sit deeper to the bottom.

With this "trick" the complete wheel/tire does not sit that high in the Shell and you win about 1 Inch at the top.

Sorry, hard to explain in english...but it is a very easy mod...on the photos you see, that the Shell sits Kind of higher on the wheel...thats the solution.

Has nothing todo with tire type..

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@Jason McNeil

 

Here you see it very clearly on the photo where the pedal is put down (2.nd or 3rd):

https://www.facebook.com/groups/thewheelies/permalink/704150766413633/

You can see that the Shell sits higher on the wheel...also you can see the 2 free holes in the pedal arm!

 

 

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Hmmmm... interesting. 

Apparently the GT16 to 2.5" wide conversion requires tweaking as well according to @Yi Chen, but not sure exactly what this entails.

And from my V8 tire swap experience, not all same size tires are alike, so 16" x 2.5" Kenda vs 16" x 2.5" CYT might have different clearances.

Since some Kenda treads seem to be the most pronounced against any tire sidewall, my guess is #1 is Kenda, #2 is CYT or similar, and #3 is super hard to even make out.

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