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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-22-2017, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
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i am trying to find proper tube size for Metzeler ME Z2 130/80-R17 finding exact matching tube is close to impossible (for brand name and heavy duty). I have searched and contacted RevZilla as well for any suggestions.

Someone suggested to use 4.5/5.1-110/150-18. I don't know much about tube sizes and reaching out to experienced riders how have faced the similar situation and willing to share their thoughts on which heavy duty sizes of tube to use.

Thanks in advance.
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I'm struggling with the same (almost). I've found lots of charts with tube sizes but none that include the proper tube size for my 17" T-100 rear tire - a 150/70-17. Even the owners manual doesn't mention it other than ask the dealer. Can anyone help with tube sizes for our tires (and "tyres"😃 )????
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Search for tubes on the Dennis Kirk site. Might be fussy, so hang in there, but tubes listed say what tires they fit. Michelin or Pirelli are the best for holding air from past experience. Dennis Kirk provides excellent service and prices BTW.
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[QUOTE=shmalick;9037346]i am trying to find proper tube size for Metzeler ME Z2 130/80-R17 finding exact matching tube is close to impossible (for brand name and heavy duty). I have searched and contacted RevZilla as well for any suggestions.

Size 3.25 - 3.50 X 19 for the front and 150/160/70 - 17 for the rear. I have a Bikemaster 19 in and a Bridgestone rear. Never have to add air. Make sure the person who mounts the tires inflates - deflates and re-inflates the tires prior to remounting. It eliminates the possibility of a pinched or folded tube.

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Second what lambroving suggested. The other place I use in Rocky Mountain : rockymountainatv/mc

If you have Cycle Gear store in your area I would think they should have a selection of tubes. Will cost more but they should have them.

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Size 3.25 - 3.50 X 19 for the front
Except the 2017 T100's have an 18" front wheel, though if I go onto bikebandit or other sites with the Triumph parts pages, they still show a 19" front rim rather than the 18".

I already found the front and is essentially the same but 18": 3.25 - 3.50 X 18
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I have a cycle gear but I've found the staff amazingly ignorant on tube sizes, though they do carry a large selection with no size charts.

I'll check out Dennis Kirk but for now am assuming coachconner is correct. It's amazing the different search combinations I tried on. Google and couldn't find a size. Found many places that sold what they said would fit but didn't list the size of the tube they were trying to sell me.

Thanks to all for the help.

Also, for those planning trips and want to carry a spare tube, I was at a tire repair seminar a few years ago (http://www.horizonsunlimited.com) and they noted in a crunch the front tube (i.e. larger diameter) could be used in the rear tire. Saves a bit of space.
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Michelin & Vee Rubber likely do those sizes. Try off-road supplier.

http://www.wheelhousetyres.co.uk/mic...160-70-17.html

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i am trying to find proper tube size for Metzeler ME Z2 130/80-R17 finding exact matching tube is close to impossible (for brand name and heavy duty). I have searched and contacted RevZilla as well for any suggestions.

Someone suggested to use 4.5/5.1-110/150-18. I don't know much about tube sizes and reaching out to experienced riders how have faced the similar situation and willing to share their thoughts on which heavy duty sizes of tube to use.

Thanks in advance.
Heidenau 17F for 130/80-17, 120/80-17, 130/70-17, 150/70-17, 160/60-17 according to Heidenau tyre and tube specification sheet

http://www.heidenautires.com/tire_spec_sheet.pdf

and Continental have a good chart here http://www.conti-bike.co.uk/tubes-accessories/

from personal experience I like the Heidie and Continental tubes as they are made from natural rubber and seem a lot less prone to punctures compared to Butyl

Avon has this size chart here http://www.avon-tyres.co.uk/motorcycle/butyl-rubber
but their inner tubes are Butyl Rubber

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