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    Adventure and Enduro On/Off tires Metzeler Karoo 3

    Hi gents,

    I've got a CX500 Custom 1981 model and like to know if I'm wasting my time buying Metzeler Karoo 3 tires. Currently I've got a rear tyre 130/90-16. Luckily I've got a spare rear 18 inch wheel as the Karoo size is 140/80-18. Will this fit? As far as I can measure the width of the rear fork is just enough. Has anybody tried such a size? Will the handling of the bike still be reasonable? I just like to change my bike to a more scrambler style.

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    Ron

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    The 140 can be squeezed in, but from my reading on here, it's not worth the effort. 130 is fine, and should be adequate for your desires.
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    the 140 may not clear the swing arm
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