Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: north east, Buffalo NY area
I was running a 170/60R17 ME880 on the rear of my WEE and that was not a problem at all. It handled fine and those tires wear real slow. Not sure how good they are when wet, I took it easer in the rain. I was running a Tourance in the front.
EDIT: Note that this tire is a little larger in diameter and changes gearing by about 4%. Together with a 15T front sprocket it dropped the RPM's by 10% making it a more pleasant mile eater for riding out west. On the other hand takeoff from a stop requires a bit more clutch, like almost starting of in 2nd. But quite manageable even fully loaded with gear for a long trip. I was very satisfied with this setup for long distance touring. For local riding I would swap the rear wheel, my second wheel had Turace on it.
Blau1 2004 DL650-sold
Blau2 2014 DL1000A
Last edited by blaustrom; 10-30-2017 at 09:05 PM.