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manos1757
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Cb500 wider tyres

Post by manos1757 on Thu 28 Apr 2016, 11:33 am

Hello guys! I need some help with my cb! I need new tyres and I want to put some wider tyres. What dimensions do you recommend? 

P.S I searched in the forum but I didn't find anything...
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Re: Cb500 wider tyres

Post by Beresford on Thu 28 Apr 2016, 1:27 pm

I'm running 120/70 front and 140/70 rear. Why? I wanted to try radial tyres and I was hoping for better braking on slippery roads. So far I'm quite happy with this set-up. The bike still handles nicely and the roadholding has definitely improved.
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Re: Cb500 wider tyres

Post by manos1757 on Thu 28 Apr 2016, 1:34 pm

Thanks for the reply brother! Did you loose any flexibility?
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Re: Cb500 wider tyres

Post by Beresford on Thu 28 Apr 2016, 5:11 pm

@manos1757 wrote: Did you loose any flexibility?

Sorry, you'll have to explain what you mean ?
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Re: Cb500 wider tyres

Post by manos1757 on Thu 28 Apr 2016, 6:04 pm

@Beresford wrote:

@manos1757 wrote: Did you loose any flexibility?



Sorry, you'll have to explain what you mean ?

Sorry I didn't explain it well!
If you got any steering issues or the steering got heavier...
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Re: Cb500 wider tyres

Post by Beresford on Thu 28 Apr 2016, 7:56 pm

No issues that I have noticed. The bike is as agile as ever.
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Re: Cb500 wider tyres

Post by manos1757 on Fri 29 Apr 2016, 12:01 am

@Beresford wrote:No issues that I have noticed. The bike is as agile as ever.

Oh OK thanks!  I will keep it in mind! 
Sorry for my bad English
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Re: Cb500 wider tyres

Post by eternally_troubled on Sat 30 Apr 2016, 6:18 pm

@manos1757 wrote:
@Beresford wrote:No issues that I have noticed. The bike is as agile as ever.


Oh OK thanks!  I will keep it in mind! 
Sorry for my bad English

Don't worry about the english, not many of us speak greek! :)

Yes, it is certainly possible to put wider tyres on the CB500 - as Beresford says, going one 'size' up to 120/140 should not be a problem.
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Re: Cb500 wider tyres

Post by ANDYC on Mon 02 May 2016, 9:39 am

I run 120/60 and 160/60 on mine.
I have changed to wider wheels to suit the radials though, radials are designed to run on wider rims than crossply tyres.
A point to note is that unless you declare them to your insurance company, you have provided them with an easy 'get out' clause should the worst happen.

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