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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-30-2001, 12:43 AM Thread Starter
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i needed to start this cause i have a problem.
my bike has odd rims (back is bigger than front)
so i decided to ask you guys.
my rims are for 110/80-17 front and 130/70-18 or 140/70-18
rearwhat tires should i get?
im looking at Pirelli match, or Pirelli road winner rx-01
i've had metzler me 33 lazer (f) and me1 (r)
and think they dont grab enough in the front.
any help would be app. .

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It seems to me that it's not unsual to have a smaller rim in the front. Any bike that I can remember seeing is set up this way. Anyway about the tires I have the Dunlop D207's and they kick ass. Sorry I don't know anything about any of the other tires you are talking about.

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It seems to me that it's not unsual to have a smaller rim in the front. Any bike that I can remember seeing is set up this way. Anyway about the tires I have the Dunlop D207's and they kick ass. Sorry I don't know anything about any of the other tires you are talking about.
the problem is finding tires that meet the sizes i have up top
and match.

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I don't know how you feel about Avon or Bridgestone, but they handle those sizes in a sport tire. The bridgestones are not too bad for grip, but i don't know anything about the Avon's.

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Its been wrecked and thrown together and then you bought it.
Correct tires/rims on that bike are
120/60- 17
160/60- 17
I've never heard of mix matched wheel sizes, but hey, what do I know.

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I take that back on wheel sizes on your bike, for some reason I thought you had a f2. I'll look it up

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110/80-17
130/70-18
Damn I've never heard of that. Sportbikes wheels are the same size frt and rear. 207's are pretty good, but I only get about 4000 out of them.

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I don't know how you feel about Avon or Bridgestone, but they handle those sizes in a sport tire. The bridgestones are not too bad for grip, but i don't know anything about the Avon's.
what type of bridgestones and avon? i could'nt find a match for my rear

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110/80-17
130/70-18
Damn I've never heard of that. Sportbikes wheels are the same size frt and rear. 207's are pretty good, but I only get about 4000 out of them.
what can you tell me for sizes? like i said before im thinking about pirelli

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With the Avon tires, you would have to mix between 2 different kinds, but Bridgestone battalax you can get in 110/80V17 and 140/80v18. You should be able to go up a size on the rear without any problems, but don't quote me on that. The only problem i found with the Bridgestones is that they stress crack early from heavy breaking. And i'm not sure, but i believe my old 86 FZ 750 came with non-matching rim sizes. Someone correct me if i'm wrong...it does happen from time to time.

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