We have detected that your browser is using AdBlock

Police Community is a not for profit organisation and advertising revenue is key to our continued viability.

Please disable your AdBlocker on our site in order to continue using it.
This message will disappear once AdBlock has been disabled.

Thank you for your support - we appreciate it !

If you feel you are getting this message in error please email support@policecommunity.co.uk

Recommended Posts

Can anyone offer a bit of advice on tyre law for a 50cc scooter.

I sent my wife to have the the rear tyre changed on my moped. When I got home she said that he only had a tuned tyre and the tread is different from the front wheel. (Tread looks very similar to a car tyre and not a modern day bike tyre) 

1) Would it be ok to mix a front tubeless and rear tuned tyre? 

2) I know it's not recommended but is ok to run two tyre of different tread styles.

I'm a bit cautious now because a friend told me he heard tubeless tyres are illegal now but I can't find any information relating to this. 

Thank you in advance.


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

We are happy for this topic to continue providing you read and understand the below.


Our standard disclaimer: This forum is not intended as a legal advice drop-in centre. The forum disclaims any and all responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, completeness, legality, reliability, operability or availability of information or material on this site, including - but not limited to - any documents available for download.

Please note that comments and advice given here with the best of intentions by the host, moderators or other users of the forum may not be correct, and that any advice given, in particular advice on the law and its application, is no substitute for personal legal advice from a solicitor.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I can't think of anything preventing the use of a tubed tyre on one axle and tubeless on the other.  You mustn't mix tyres of different tyre construction, for example one having a cross ply tyre and the other having a radial ply tyre.  If the tyre has 'tube type' on the side, it MUST be fitted with an inner tube, if it says 'tubeless' there is nothing to prevent you fitting a tube inside it and if it says neither 'tube type' or 'tubeless' it MUST have a tube.  The actual tyre tread pattern does not have to match front and rear.

One thing you must bear in mind is that a tyre with an inner tube behaves very differently when punctured, to one which is tubeless.  A punctured tubeless tyre will generally lose air slowly, whereas a punctured tubed tyre will lose air rapidly.  The latter can lead to a greater or more rapid loss of control.

I would search for an appropriate tubeless tyre personally.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.