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01-26-2003, 01:01 AM
Well I hit 4000 miles today and noticed that the wear bars are beginning to show on my rear tire. Has anyone replaced a tire yet or know of a website that shows style assortment of 140/60-14? May need to give advance notice to dealer to have one ready for the rapidly approaching service interval.
01-26-2003, 05:14 AM
I can only recommend the Pirelli 140/70-14 REIN. GST rear tyre. It hold up so much better than the crap tyre it was born with. Not only is it a bit bigger so you get better ground clearance it is also more stable. I also changed at about 4000 miles and I´v driven about 3000 miles on the Pirelli. And it hardly shows. It also has exelent grip in Wet weather.
For Front tyre I can recommend The Michelin Gold Standart. Perfect grip in rain and hard cornering.
01-26-2003, 08:19 PM
Here's a thought, and admittedly, I don't know the answer; You may be putting your warranty in jeopardy if you alter specified tire sizes. :rollin:
01-27-2003, 12:44 AM
No. I checked it out.
01-27-2003, 01:18 PM
O.K. Here's anothere theory. It's for it's bull sh** value only. If you increase wheel size (higher aspect ratio), you may be doing at least two additional things (possibly three); you MAY increase your top speed capabilities, and, depending on your "stop & go" driving, you may increase you fuel economy. You also alter the initial loading of the drive train on acceleration. You increase the strain on the drive train. In my case, my 277 pounds does enough to increase the strain on the poor bike. :rollin:
01-27-2003, 05:15 PM
I knew what I meant to say; but I did't say what I meant. I meant to say "if you increase the TIRE size" Increaseing the wheel size COULD be compensated for by lowering the aspect ration: thus, not changing the diameter of the wheel/tire combination. In the case of the MAXXIS on my vehicle; there's not all that much tire between street and wheel as you lean HARD into a turn. :rollin: If all else fails; ignore this entry & previous entry. Cheers.
01-28-2003, 12:33 AM
thanks for the concern. And I must I had the same worries when I changed the tyre, but I asked around, and my mechanic said that the stress on the bike wouldnt be considerably higher. So I changed 5000 km ago and still going strong.
01-28-2003, 11:40 PM
Has anybody found a shop manual or other suitable documentation for guidance in such matters as how to remove the rear wheel?
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