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i just put my new 150 on and it looks so close ,the same size as the 140 was and there is so much more room. i think the 160/60/17 will fit great , and the 160 is so much easier to find , don't have to special order them , what you think more rubber more grip ???

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Did you put on a pilot power 150? Have you ever had your wheel offset for a larger tire or is it still spec? More rubber more grip but also more rubber, more weight, less power also.

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Possibly more grip, but turning response will be slower then a 140 or 150. Might get some chain bite on the rear left, i like a 150 myself.

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Did you put on a pilot power 150? Have you ever had your wheel offset for a larger tire or is it still spec? More rubber more grip but also more rubber, more weight, less power also.

i put PIRELLI SUPERCORSA 150/60-17 SUPERSOFT SUPERMOTO TIRE for the back front 120/70/17 there 100 times better then pilot power !!!!! antires003nr5.jpgd it is stock spec .

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That tire looks good and sticky. Your pirelli dosent over hang the rim near as much as the stock death wings do. What tire pressure do you run, 23 psi?

23 ??? no 26 front 29 back... to little air makes the tire heat up to much

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i just put my new 150 on and it looks so close ,the same size as the 140 was and there is so much more room. i think the 160/60/17 will fit great , and the 160 is so much easier to find , don't have to special order them , what you think more rubber more grip ???

Hi tony, :excuseme:

A 160/60/17 Bridgestone fits just fine...:confused:

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The chain rivets just barely "kiss" the outer edge of the tire. I put one on simply because I think the big tire looks really cool. :sweden:

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The larger diameter noticeably raises both the rear end and the gearing, but if you're a roadie... you'll like that. :excuseme:

Take Care,

Greg

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Hi tony, :excuseme:

A 160/60/17 Bridgestone fits just fine...:confused:

DRZ400017.jpg

The chain rivets just barely "kiss" the outer edge of the tire. I put one on simply because I think the big tire looks really cool. :sweden:

bike006.jpg

The larger diameter noticeably raises both the rear end and the gearing, but if you're a roadie... you'll like that. :excuseme:

Take Care,

Greg

looks great dam its big so did you ever have a 150 on ? and when you changes to 160 its weight is more ? was it slower on take off and how is turning it

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looks great dam its big so did you ever have a 150 on ? and when you changes to 160 its weight is more ? was it slower on take off and how is turning it

Hey tony, :excuseme:

Yes, I'm sure it's slightly heavier than a 140. I'm already running 15/38 gearing so the tire raises the final ratio even more.

Hey, could you do me a favor? Can you measure the outside diameter of your stock tire? An easy way would be to position the rear valve stem at the bottom, roll the bike forward until the stem is on the bottom again, and measure the distance rolled with a tape.

With the stock diameter I'll be able to find out exactly how much the larger diameter of a 160 raises the gearing.:confused:

Take Care,

Greg

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A 160 pirelli fits in there just fine. I'm using a pair of pirelli supercorsa pros aswell and there a damn sweet tyre to say the least.

I found you have to run them slightly higher than normal road tyres aswell, they move alot and I thought I had a puncture the other day to find i didn't (bonus).

The bike does take extra effort to make it drop in but its far from terrible, I would like to try the 150 cause I think it will be better but lent over it really is hard to make these tyres move!! Confidence inspiring grip :confused:

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Hey tony, :excuseme:

Yes, I'm sure it's slightly heavier than a 140. I'm already running 15/38 gearing so the tire raises the final ratio even more.

Hey, could you do me a favor? Can you measure the outside diameter of your stock tire? An easy way would be to position the rear valve stem at the bottom, roll the bike forward until the stem is on the bottom again, and measure the distance rolled with a tape.

With the stock diameter I'll be able to find out exactly how much the larger diameter of a 160 raises the gearing.:confused:

Take Care,

Greg

ok i'll get back to you

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A 160 pirelli fits in there just fine. I'm using a pair of pirelli supercorsa pros aswell and there a damn sweet tyre to say the least.

I found you have to run them slightly higher than normal road tyres aswell, they move alot and I thought I had a puncture the other day to find i didn't (bonus).

The bike does take extra effort to make it drop in but its far from terrible, I would like to try the 150 cause I think it will be better but lent over it really is hard to make these tyres move!! Confidence inspiring grip :confused:

yes i like them i use a super soft

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i have an avon av49 sm rain tire(160/60/17)and it barley fits.it about 4mm's away from the chain and when turning right the chain rubs:thumbsdn: not only that but like what eddie has said they wear out fast(only got 1800km's out of mine)they do however grip really good on the wet rds:thumbsup: :confused:

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i have an avon av49 sm rain tire(160/60/17)and it barley fits.it about 4mm's away from the chain and when turning right the chain rubs:thumbsdn: not only that but like what eddie has said they wear out fast(only got 1800km's out of mine)they do however grip really good on the wet rds:thumbsup: :confused:

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dam thats big tire

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