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Old 11-19-2012, 05:44 PM   #16 (permalink)
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it was my understanding that motogp runs a 16.5" wheel. they aren't due to change for another year or two, right?

that also means you can find race slicks in that size fairly easily, but nothing with a tread on it...


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Old 11-19-2012, 06:16 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I think he may have meant moto2 on his last statement


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Absolutely zero advantage to running a bigger tire for street riding. Do it for looks and you'll be the only one that even notices... then get used to it in no time and then the only conceivable advantage will be gone.

Disadvantages would be price, weight, and possibly tire dimensions which you MIGHT be able to get away with, or you might run into clearance and handling issues. And for you straight line junkies, heaver tires also = slower bike.

My advice to newer riders: Don't fuck around with odd tire sizes that haven't been tried & tested.





Who even makes a 125/80/17 front tire? Get GOOD quality sport oriented tires. That's a lot more "impressive" to me than running oddball sizes trying to look good.
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Just got these for a 2012 CBR600, like em better than the orginal stock tires. Seem to grip better on the street.
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He is going for the wide tire look...

I think he was confused when he got the bike.
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Absolutely zero advantage to running a bigger tire for street riding. Do it for looks and you'll be the only one that even notices... then get used to it in no time and then the only conceivable advantage will be gone.

Disadvantages would be price, weight, and possibly tire dimensions which you MIGHT be able to get away with, or you might run into clearance and handling issues. And for you straight line junkies, heaver tires also = slower bike.

My advice to newer riders: Don't fuck around with odd tire sizes that haven't been tried & tested.

Who even makes a 125/80/17 front tire? Get GOOD quality sport oriented tires. That's a lot more "impressive" to me than running oddball sizes trying to look good.
Thanks Oreo! I think you are correct when you said to not make any changes from what is stock especially if it will affect handling. Although it is a fact that motogp2 runs this wheel specs, the application of it on street riding may not be advantageous.

Also, anybody can go fast in a straight line so I don't particularly care about it.
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Although it is a fact that motogp2 runs this wheel specs...
Original proposed rules for Moto2 (not motoGP2) were that they would use tire sizes that mirror production street bikes.

From what you're saying, that's change... wouldn't doubt it.. but it still begs asking the question "Where the hell are ya gonna get a 125/80-17 tire... besides a Dunlop race slick (not DOT legal) or a donut from the trunk of someone's car?"
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Original proposed rules for Moto2 (not motoGP2) were that they would use tire sizes that mirror production street bikes.

From what you're saying, that's change... wouldn't doubt it.. but it still begs asking the question "Where the hell are ya gonna get a 125/80-17 tire... besides a Dunlop race slick (not DOT legal) or a donut from the trunk of someone's car?"
Ok Moto2. So you're saying nobody makes those tire/rim specs for street? Thanks!
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Just run a 180 Dunlop Q2, they are wider than the 180's from other brands.
Moto2 rim sizes.
3.75” x 17” only
6.00” x 17” only
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