Im Darksiding with a 205/50/17.
Love it but its not for everyone:thumbup:
150 x .7 = 105I got a taller but thinner rear, 140/60, love it, bike handles great! I don't think anyone likes a wider tire than 150 on a strom unless you like dark side. My 140/60 actually makes the rear look a lot beefier and I have slightly more contact patch with the tread not as wide.
I think that is what I meant, I have switched back to stock since then due to wear issues. But it was definitely taller, a good inch in diameter. Do not recommend for long highway rides btw. Squaring is greatly accelerated with this size and only h speed rated150 x .7 = 105
140 x .6 = 84
how is it that taller ?
maybe you mean a 140/80 = 112
There are a few downsides, there are never no downsides. Firstly, you have less acceleration due to a gearing change with a taller tire. Second, I have scrubbed my tire on the under seat storage multiple times with the 140/80 as opposed to stock size. Third is subjective, at high speeds on flat roads the tire wears quicker than 150/70 due to the h speed rating and being slightly rounder than the stocker.I once wore out a tire during a trip so I bought the first tire that would fit--a 140-80x17 Bridgestone--It was slightly narrower but slightly taller than the worn out stocker, I rode on with my bike handling AT LEAST as well as new. If I ever see a bargain on another 140-80 I wouldn't hesitate to snag it--no problem at all. It should be considered whenever replacing the rear tire. There is no downside.