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RyanITV
10-24-2011, 10:02 AM
I'm going to order a set of Marchesini's this week to for my track-only SXV and am not sure what size rear to go with.

Any suggestions from those of you that have raced the bike? Was originally thinking of going with a 16.5" front, but with Pirelli announcing they're going 17" by 2013 in WSBK, I figure I should just stay 17 for tire options.

74 miles on the clock and I can also report that it crashes well. :D I'm an idiot for not changing tires before taking it to the track and trying to see how close to pace I could get. Screw the stock tires...

Ryan

rmbukk
10-25-2011, 03:36 PM
Everyone uses a 5inch rear for racin man

RyanITV
10-25-2011, 03:51 PM
Ordered a set of Alpina black/red carbon wheels - 16.5x3.5" front, 17x5" rear a little while ago... :)

king karl
10-25-2011, 04:02 PM
Ordered a set of Alpina black/red carbon wheels - 16.5x3.5" front, 17x5" rear a little while ago... :)

:worship::cigar:

RyanITV
10-25-2011, 05:47 PM
:worship::cigar:

:cheers: Good thing it's gonna be chilly for the next 5-6 weeks. ;)

Alpha Q
10-26-2011, 10:33 PM
I've been using the stock size wheels with 125/80/17 front and 165/55/17 rear which is design for 5.5 in. rim. And works great...