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post #1 of 4 Old 10-15-2015, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
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Vee2 rear tyre

Just curious as to whether anybody has replaced the rear 150/70 on the Vee2 with a 160/60 or 170/60? The 170 has the closest rolling circumference to the standard tyre and there looks to be enough room in the swingarm. Thoughts??

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post #2 of 4 Old 10-16-2015, 10:53 AM
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Rim size is the issue. Ideal rim size for a 150 is 4.0 inch, a 160 is 4.5 and a 170 is 5.0. Fairly low profile tires DO NOT respond well to being squeezed on to narrow wheel. The tire factory designed profile goes to hell. Handling suffers big time.
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What jsp said

Rim width goes along with tire width

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Thanks for the feedback. Rim size was my only doubt, but now confirmed. Cheers!

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