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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 3-27-2019, 10:44 PM Thread Starter
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Choosing tire sizes

I plan to replace both my tires. After reading posts on this forum and other places I'm pretty sure that I want to get a size 140/70/17 tire for the rear, because it's only slightly bigger than stock and will have no clearance issues.

For the front I'm trying to decide between 120/70/17 and 120/80/17. Any suggestions on one or the other?

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 4-13-2019, 8:15 AM
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stick with stock sizes. 110/70-17 front and 130/70-17 rear. the bike will handle better, steer quicker and go faster.

the pirelli diablo rosso 2 is available in that size and is regarded as one of the best tyres available for this bike.
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