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140/70/17 for the rear

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hobbes748
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140/70/17 for the rear

Post by hobbes748 on Thu 09 Oct 2014, 1:52 pm

As per the title really. Are there any pro's or con's to fitting a 140/70 (or a 140/80)?

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Re: 140/70/17 for the rear

Post by Beresford on Thu 09 Oct 2014, 2:57 pm

I've just fitted a 140/70 Pirelli Diablo to replace a Metzeler Lasertec 130/80. It seems to work OK though maybe I'm too cautious to push it as I'm petrified of falling off and causing pain. I'm at an age where any falling at all will hurt. Mind you, if the road ahead is dry and clear of traffic......... Twisted Evil
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Re: 140/70/17 for the rear

Post by hobbes748 on Fri 10 Oct 2014, 12:31 pm

@Beresford wrote:I've just fitted a 140/70 Pirelli Diablo to replace a Metzeler Lasertec 130/80. It seems to work OK though maybe I'm too cautious to push it as I'm petrified of falling off and causing pain. I'm at an age where any falling at all will hurt. Mind you, if the road ahead is dry and clear of traffic......... Twisted Evil

Thanks Beresford.

I was offered a new 140/70 Arrowspeed for £25 so I just took it. I wasn't looking for any performance enhancements - just a cheap tyre that'll do me 'till the spring.
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Re: 140/70/17 for the rear

Post by eternally_troubled on Fri 10 Oct 2014, 12:33 pm

For 25 quid a tyre that is round, black, has some tread and fits is good enough!

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