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post #1 of 11 Old Aug 13th, 2008, 11:48 pm Thread Starter
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Source for Unigo Tire?

Hope I'm not posting in the wrong forum.

I just had to abandon my LT trip to Glacier and the Badlands due to a Uni-go tire failure while on the road. Could not locate a Metzeler 130/70-10 or any other brand that would fit. Bummer. Can't reschedule the trip due to family commitments. Not to be outdone, I'm traveling in a cage.

Where can I buy (or order) a Uni-go tire? Maybe I should travel with a spare.
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Re: Source for Unigo Tire?

Since the Uni-Go tires are about the size of scooter tires, my first question would be did you try a scooter store? Secondly, here are some places that sell them on the Internet.

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What are the differences in the tires listed?

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Gary and Steve,
Yes, I tried every store that sold cycles or scooters withing two hours of my location.
I tried SW MOTO and a couple of other online tire places. Since I was on the road, my search time was limited.

Gary, I don't understand your question r.e. the differences between the two tires.
I'm just looking for a tire that fits the Uni-go rim and fits in the tire well. The size that came on the trailer is 130/70-10 if I remember correctly.

I know there are people on this forum that have replaced their Uni-go tire. I hope one of them will provide a reliable source.

When I return home I will have much more time to find a tire. Just hoped someone had experience and could help. Maybe I should post on the trailer forum. A search of this forum didn't turn up a source for a tire.
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That's okay, I moved this to the correct forum.

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Nothing. They are just places that I was taken too when I did a search for Metzeler 130/70/10, which is the tire that is installed on the Uni-Go as OEM fitted tire.

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Nothing. They are just places that I was taken too when I did a search for Metzeler 130/70/10, which is the tire that is installed on the Uni-Go as OEM fitted tire.
Just curious the two different numbers and prices:

Metzeler 130 70 R 10 59 L @ $38.30
Metzeler ME 7 Teen 130/70-10 @ $28.95

I just called my local independent bike dealer and he indicates he should be able to order one if needed. I have had the same tire on my Unigo since it was born back in 2000-2001 (not exactly sure of the date). It is stored inside when not in use and has never failed on numerous trips. I have no idea how many miles it has on it but it shows little wear. I carry a bottle of stuff for flat tires (similar to but not the green slime stuff) just in case for emergency repairs. I'll post what my dealer tells me when he calls me back.

Just heard back from my dealer who says the tire is easily available. His price is $37.95 and they can install it. If you would like to call, it's HUB CYCLE in Indepence MO 816-461-2187.

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Gary Said, "Just curious the two different numbers and prices:

Metzeler 130 70 R 10 59 L @ $38.30
Metzeler ME 7 Teen 130/70-10 @ $28.95"

I don't Know the difference, Gary. If I remember correctly my tire is a 130/70-10 H (maybe?) 62 The 62 is a load range number. However, the total weight of a Uni-go and it's contents should not exceed the rating of any tire.

THANKS A BUNCH for locating a source for the tire. I will call them upon my return home.

My Uni-go tire had at least 25K on it and looked great. I just ran over something that punched a LARGE hole in it. When the plug was put in the tire, it was not even a snug fit. You could see the hole and it appears over 1/8" in diameter. When you pushed something in it, it opened up a lot. So - got to get a new tire. The most surprising thing to me was that it ran flat a while and I didn't perceive any problem. The tire was not even hot. Guess it's a tough tire.

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Gary Said, "Just curious the two different numbers and prices:

Metzeler 130 70 R 10 59 L @ $38.30
Metzeler ME 7 Teen 130/70-10 @ $28.95"

I don't Know the difference, Gary. If I remember correctly my tire is a 130/70-10 H (maybe?) 62 The 62 is a load range number. However, the total weight of a Uni-go and it's contents should not exceed the rating of any tire.

THANKS A BUNCH for locating a source for the tire. I will call them upon my return home.

My Uni-go tire had at least 25K on it and looked great. I just ran over something that punched a LARGE hole in it. When the plug was put in the tire, it was not even a snug fit. You could see the hole and it appears over 1/8" in diameter. When you pushed something in it, it opened up a lot. So - got to get a new tire. The most surprising thing to me was that it ran flat a while and I didn't perceive any problem. The tire was not even hot. Guess it's a tough tire.

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Here is what I found on the Unigo tire

130/70 -10 59L reinf. Metzeler ME 7-Teen
Sport tread pattern and compound. Lightweight with good grip for easy handling. Tread pattern designed to provide water drainage with even wear L-rated for up to 75 mph. OEM tire for Uni-Go trailers.

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Thanks everyone for the help. Think I now have sources to get a tire. I also learned that the tire I have is called ME 7 Teen.

Steve R - I just realized I missed the LINK in your first message that provided several places to get the tire. DUH! Hopefully, I was just tired and not getting senile. ;-) I had been on the road for two long days - each over 12 hrs. of hard pushing.

Thanks again everyone.

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Thanks everyone for the help. Think I now have sources to get a tire. I also learned that the tire I have is called ME 7 Teen.

Steve R - I just realized I missed the LINK in your first message that provided several places to get the tire. DUH! Hopefully, I was just tired and not getting senile. ;-) I had been on the road for two long days - each over 12 hrs. of hard pushing.

Thanks again everyone.

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