2.5 tires puch

Tyler Jacobson /

will 2.5 wide tires fit in a stock fork, fender, swingarm of a puch maxi?

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YES fork, NO fender, NO swingarm.

Some fenders won't even fit 2.25's - your supports need to have the bumpy-bumps in them for that to work.

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Damn, I thought I had heard that they fit on a stock swingarm. Guess I'm going Magnum swingarm huntin' for my Swinger.

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simmer down , check and see if the swingers go a big swingarm ramblux

a maxi isnt a swinger

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Looks just like a Maxi swingarm, but I don't have anything to compare it with. Thanks for the heads-up.

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I have Sava 17x2.50 on my Newport.... rear is fine but the front fender comes in 2 styles... one with straight supports and one with the curved inner bend at the top.... the latter type is the fender you need for larger tires

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All you need to do is raise the fender about 1.5 inches in the front. It's easily done. I made two spacers of alum bar (about 1/2 x 2") with two holes in each. Then I drilled through the fork ends to remount the fender bracket. I used a bolt that was long enough to hold the fender bracket and go through the fork body and the bracket. The top hole of the spacer takes the fender strut/bolt.

If you can picture all of that, it's a pretty simple fix. It raises the fender about 1.5 inch and clears it just fine for a 2.5 or even 2.75 tire.

For the rear end I made a quick and dirty expansion jig out of two pieces of 6" x 1/2 x 1" steel and 1/2" threaded rods. I put this inside the swingarm, clamped the swingarm ends approx where the axle spread width belonged, and slowly cranked it out with a wrench. I stopped right where the swing arm barely touches the pedal sprocket teeth. I was able to mount a 2.75 tire this way without a problem.

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Tyler Jacobson /

cant find a good source for tires now. i wanted something other than sava semi slicks. the michelin gazelles seem nice.

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Wish I could find the michelin m29s in 2.50 here in the U.S.

I think it'd be the ideal Puch tire.

I have 2.75 m29s on my newport but they're just a bit too big.

IRC 'zap' 2.50 tires on my maxi luxe. Better fit, but not the high quality build and nice looking tread pattern of the michelins.

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Try here... thats where I got my Gazelles.... and all my Synthetic fluids!

http://www.ronayers.com/catalogs/tires/parts.cfm?secid=1&type=87

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