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peatrich
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BT 45 tyres

Post by peatrich on Thu 15 Jan 2015, 8:38 pm

Anybody used a BT 45  140/80 - 17 on the rear of a CB500 and if so, is it worth doing with a standard sized 110/80 17 tyre on the front?

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eternally_troubled
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Re: BT 45 tyres

Post by eternally_troubled on Fri 16 Jan 2015, 12:53 pm

No, haven't tried that combination, but *generally* going up one size will be fine (from 130 to 140) it can adjust the handling, not always for the better, but it probably won't be unridable Smile

I bet someone else has tried it - they will be along soon!
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peatrich
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Re: BT 45 tyres

Post by peatrich on Fri 16 Jan 2015, 10:43 pm

Thanks ET. I read that a 140 size rear is used in racing and more modern rubber for the road usually doesnt go down to a 130. Wondered what a 140 crossply would be like.
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Re: BT 45 tyres

Post by Beresford on Fri 16 Jan 2015, 11:11 pm

I have fitted a Pirelli Diablo 140/70-17 on the back of my bike and it seems to hold on very well, wet or dry.

However I think it has one MASSIVE improvement ovet the Metzeler that it replaced. That is , there are no grooves at the centre of the tread so therefore it can't fail an MOT 'cos it is worn to near the bottom of the groove. Razz

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