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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-13-2017, 12:25 AM Thread Starter
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Any chance to get a bigger tyre fitted.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-13-2017, 12:40 PM
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It uses a 160/60 tire on the rear already, not too sure how wide the rim is or what it'll hold up to, but how wide did you want to go?
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-13-2017, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
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It uses a 160/60 tire on the rear already, not too sure how wide the rim is or what it'll hold up to, but how wide did you want to go?
Got the Dunlop sportmax d214 on it.

Just a bit to get a bit more beefier look. 180 would do me.
Rim size is J17M/C x MT 4.50
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-04-2017, 01:15 AM
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Been tracking what owners are doing here and on other social media platforms and haven't seen anyone change tires, we might be in for a bit of a wait. Too bad there aren't any motorcycle tire configurators just as there are car tire configurators.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-04-2017, 06:55 PM
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Someone should really look into making something like that. But I can agree I haven't seen anyone that has done it yet. I would also like to look into that as well as I'm starting to think I would want a bigger tire on the back too. Nice beefy look.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-18-2017, 10:38 PM
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I believe there is a good chance you could fit a 170 section back there but 180 might be a squeeze. If anything, I personally think you wouldn't benefit much from performance other than added weight. Have you considered a higher performance tire?

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-19-2017, 12:15 AM
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Check out the manufacturer's websites for dimensions of the tires you are looking at. Then you can compare actual widths as they do vary between makers. Also, check the profiles as overall diameters will be affected by that width/profile calculation.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-08-2017, 04:53 PM
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4.5" rim is much too small for a 180. I installed a 160/60-17 Dunlop Q3 and it's much wider than the stock D214, cannot even use all the rubber on the street. Tire sizes vary by manufacturer.
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