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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-28-2018, 10:04 AM Thread Starter
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Changing tires individually

I've been on my stock set of tires and have about 4k miles. My back tire needs to be changed according to the indicator in the tread.

I ordered Michelin Road 5 for my rear tire and haven't ordered the front. My front tire still looks ok, but should I change tires at the same time? Would I notice a significant difference in the grip and the ride if I change both? Or is most of the work done by the rear tire?
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Personally I would do both. Did you go with the stock size? Personally I would like to try a 180 size instead of the 160. Anyone know if it would fit?

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If you change styles of tires or brands, it's best to get a matched set. Motorcycle tires are designed to work in unison with it's mated counterpart. Once you find a brand you like, usually your front will last 2-3 of the rear. On this bike, a 180 is going to be a close fit. It's probably the maximum you would want to go. I'm perfectly fine with the 160's. The quick turn-in suits me better.

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no gain only pain,fitting a wider tyre than the bike was designed for.
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Personally I would do both. Did you go with the stock size? Personally I would like to try a 180 size instead of the 160. Anyone know if it would fit?
I personally have a 180 on my rear tire so I know for sure that they would fit. Currently I'm using Michelin Pilot Road 4's if that helps.
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I personally have a 180 on my rear tire so I know for sure that they would fit. Currently I'm using Michelin Pilot Road 4's if that helps.
why? just for looks?
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