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KS16 2.5" (tire) modification. My experiences

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Ah, I thought he foamed a 16S. Now it makes sense.

What I would try is foam one side of the shell, then put two films of the thin household plastic wrap on top. Now foam the other half and close the shell. Surface might be irregular, but the sides should fit together quite well.

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5 hours ago, mrelwood said:

Ah, I thought he foamed a 16S. Now it makes sense.

What I would try is foam one side of the shell, then put two films of the thin household plastic wrap on top. Now foam the other half and close the shell. Surface might be irregular, but the sides should fit together quite well.

its probably not a hard mod.

but its the part of it that there is no way back once i grind the shell. then i have to use the foam

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@Shad0z when did you move to Denmark ?  "Location Copenhagen, Denmark (from Krasnodar, Russia)"

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ok. Everyone. Its official. Im making my tesla shell into swiss cheese. @Ando Melkonyan already did it before. I talked with him a little. And he would send photos he said. But now its more than a month since he said he would send them.

so i will just need to figure it out myself. And get some good spray foam. The hard kind. And start grinding.

i will make a thread once i do it. Either a fail thread or a sucess. there isnt much that can fail. Other than once i grind away what needs to be grinded. There is no way back. And i then have to make it work

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3 minutes ago, Smoother said:

@Shad0z when did you move to Denmark ?  "Location Copenhagen, Denmark (from Krasnodar, Russia)"

Actually a long time ago. But i was in russia for some months when i setup the profile. So now i changed it to better reflect my Location 

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 A few weeks ago I replaced my semi-slick tubeless (run with a tube) tyre for a more conventional Chow Yang 2.5" as specified on the IPS Lhotz.  I must say the ride is better; leans with me more into fast turns, and tries to stand upright less in fast turns like a Z10/6,etc.

More off road grip from an actual tread and not just groves cut in a slick.

Overall, I'm happy.  No idea how it compares to the original 2.125" tyre as that hasn't been in place for a while now. (since the start of this thread)

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Anyone tried fitting 14D pedal stems on raised ka16, for higher pedal height?

(The holes seem to measure up.nicely)

 

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On 6/7/2018 at 11:19 PM, mrelwood said:

I made 2cm spacers to fill the exposed hole, to support the shell and to make sure it sits straight:

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im considering doing this, but im afraid i don't understand what this refers to. is there a picture of the before?

am i just looking at the hotglue looking thing? is 2cm the lenghth, width, or thickness?

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On 3/24/2020 at 6:29 PM, someguy152 said:

im considering doing this, but im afraid i don't understand what this refers to. is there a picture of the before?

am i just looking at the hotglue looking thing? is 2cm the lenghth, width, or thickness?

Yes, the block of see thru plastic. Height is the only important measure. As the shell is mounted, the pedal bracket slides in along the channel, from the bottom of the photo. It used to slide all the way to the end of the channel, but now the see-thru block stops the pedal bracket exactly 2cm before reaching the end of the channel. I hope that explained it better!

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thanks, i'm sure it'll make sense if i go thru with it!

is my best bet of getting 14 or 16inch tires and inner tubes from a euc store or can i just go on ebay or aliexpress and find tires and tubes with the right dimensions?

 

 

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1 hour ago, someguy152 said:

is my best bet of getting 14 or 16inch tires and inner tubes from a euc store or can i just go on ebay or aliexpress and find tires and tubes with the right dimensions?

I have bought all my tires from Aliexpress and Ebay. EUC shops only have the original spares for the models they sell, if any. Two things to note:

- Aliexpress and many Ebay tires usually don’t ship the same tread pattern that’s in the pictures. If you want a specific pattern, message the seller first.

- 16x2.50” is a very different size than 2.50-16”. The latter designation is a motorcycle standard and fits a 16” rim, so the actual tire diameter is 4” larger. Unfortunately even some sellers are unaware of this, and may ship the wrong size. Check wether the shop sells mostly bicycle or motorcycle stuff.

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