That's tire size, not speedometer I finally put a 160/60 tire, inplace of the 150/70 that came with the bike. I was in the dealer looking for my 3rd rear tire and now I have made the switch to the Dunlop 207 and it's nice Very good traction and I now have a 1/2" on each side of the tire to try and use up. The 150 was always on the edges and I have also noticed that I can go 5 - 10 mph faster into the curves, too.
'00 Katana 600
39 speeding tickets and now I have a V1.
Why are you staring at the speedometer through turns? If the "max speed" through the turns is achieved, do you really have time to check speed, air temp, and the barometric reading?
Just asking, not trying to be a dick.
If if if....
If a frog had wings, he wouldn't bump his ass every time he jumps!
Congrats on shoehorning that 160 in there. The swingarm on the new Kat body style must be wider than on the old body style. I toyed w/the idea of putting a 160 on my skinny little 3.5 inch wide rear rim, but w/the stock 150 on it, there's only about 1/2 inch of clearance on either side of the swingarm. Plus, I don't think you can put a 160 on a 3.5 inch rim. It's probably been done, but I'd be concerned w/the safety factor.
BTW, you've now got a 207 on the rear...what's on the front? I've read and heard about the potential for stability problems when mixing tire tread patterns. I.E. high speed weave, front slipping and things of that nature. Just curious.
Isn't it great that we can go right outside our front door and easily find a road to do 150 on? Love those South Texas roads.
"Do you know how fast you were going, son?" "Gee officer, if I guess right, can I go home?"
from what i hear (and yes i have been wrong before but not often) is the suzukis have weak transmissions atleast the older ones i dont know about the newer ones. and putting a larger tire on the bike even puts more strain on the suzukis transmission and is not recommended at all. and yes i have a suzuki
They have the internet on computers now???
Don't let Todd fool you guys. That 160 didn't exactly fit. He jammed it in there and then rode around on it until the swingarm *made* it fit. Rumor has it that he's now in the market for a new clutch as he burned his up getting that tire to turn. He'll do anything for poser points.
"Four wheels move the body, two wheels move the soul."
[This message has been edited by Pete (edited September 19, 2000).]