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orendanger
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wider tires?

Post by orendanger on Mon 12 Dec 2016, 8:08 pm

hello!! has anyone gone up in tire size? on the stock rim.. 2000 cb500 with disks 
it now 130/110 i want to go up to 150 or 140 on the rear and 120 front.. doable?
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ANDYC
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Re: wider tires?

Post by ANDYC on Mon 12 Dec 2016, 8:16 pm

Wider wheels are the safest way to get wider tyres. I have run 120/160 tyres for years. I have a thread somewhere explaining it.
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Post by Jameshambleton on Mon 12 Dec 2016, 8:24 pm

120 and 140 is fine to use don't use anything larger without changing the rim.
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Re: wider tires?

Post by Beresford on Mon 12 Dec 2016, 9:41 pm

@Jameshambleton wrote:120 and 140 is fine to use don't use anything larger without changing the rim.

I'd definitely agree with this. I've been happily running 120/70 front and 140/70 rears with no issues, but the standard rims wouldn't take anything bigger I don't think.

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