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Tire Purchasing Tips: Make sure your tires are in stock before you finalize the order. Get a confirmed shipping date. Always use a credit card (don't pay by cash or check!). Make sure your credit card will not be charged until the tires are actually shipped. Be careful of shipping and handling charges; also, some retailers will add on a percentage of the sales price as an added "handling" charge. Be careful and ask first!
140/70-16 65S and 140/70-16 66S Rear Scooter Tire:
The Kenda K671 Cruiser 140/70-16 rear tire and a matching front tire are available in size 110/70-16 through any Powersports Network dealer in the U.S.A. Here is the Kenda K671 scooter tire page on the Powersports Network website | Pirelli ST66 size 140/70-16; Pirelli makes a variety of sizes for front and rear | Reifenwerk Heidenau in Germany makes two models of scooter tires in this size (see below) | Here's a currency converter from XE.comSeveral types of scooters use the hard-to-find rear tire in size 140/70-16. The Aprilia Scarabeo 500, the Piaggio BV200 and the Kymco 250 (and possibly more) use these large diameter rear tire sizes.
Apparently, these tire sizes are not easy to locate, but should become less so as these scooters become more popular. This page will provide updated information on the 140/70-16 rear scooter tire and the 110/70-16 front scooter tire as it becomes available. Please send any information on scooters that use these tire sizes or on sources for these tires to and we'll post it to this page.
Aprilia Scarabeo 500
replacement rear tires not available in the USA:
"Folks, As per the title, I have 7500 mi on my Scarabeo 500 and am ready for a new rear tire (the S500 comes with a 140/70 66S Maxxi rear tire. According to the user's manual the S500 takes a 140/70-16 65S or 66S. I searched the web. There is a Pirelli model available -- unfortunately no one in the US stocks it.
I sent several emails overseas. One German firm (Heidenau) answered very promptly -- it's a smaller tire maker in Hanover, Germany. Price of 140/70-16 65S tire is: 82,00 Euros. Transport to the USA Euro 60,00 Add about 25% to Euros to get dollars.
They have two models, a K66 all season and a K72 sport, and ARE LOOKING FOR A U.S. DISTRIBUTOR. The export manager (who responded quickly) is Rolf Haertner at: firstname.lastname@example.org Since there's nothing on the market that even comes close to replacing an Aprilia Scarabeo 500 -- hopefully someone can take up Mr. Haertner on his offer and stock a few tires for us all."
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