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Old 07-20-2008, 07:40 PM   #1
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Question about tire sizes

My brother has an '05 SV650s. We were looking at buying Tiller's set of Pilot Powers but his front is a 120/70/17 and the front on the bike right now is a 120/60/17. What difference will this make to the riding? Is it fine to ride with a 120/70/17 front and a 160/60/17 rear? Thanks!

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Yes, in fact IMHO it is better.
Not the Michelins, the tire size..lol

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Old 07-20-2008, 08:02 PM   #3
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120/70 way better
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I heard the 120/60 will help get into corners at a faster pace. The thinner tire will basically "dive" in quicker.
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a 120/60 isn't thinner than a 120/70, it's shorter, they're the same width, and i believe the 120/70 "dives" in quicker due to the higher peak to the center of the tire.......
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Actually the shorter sidewall will not flex as much thus limiting "feel"

The 120/70 will give you more feedback, and in turn you should be able to go faster on it. Turn-in can be dialed in with proper geometry.

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Must've got it backwards...
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Actually the shorter sidewall will not flex as much thus limiting "feel"

The 120/70 will give you more feedback, and in turn you should be able to go faster on it. Turn-in can be dialed in with proper geometry.

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thanks john,

atleast i was almost on the right track

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