Posted April 20, 2004 - 05:53 AM
The Michelin Sirac looks pretty good as does the Avon Gripster AM24. To me they look better for street riding than the Dunlop Trailmax.
Also I've noticed that these tires don't come in the exact sizes as what my bike came with. They are all lower profile which stands to reason for a more street oriented tire. My stock rear tire is a 110/100/18, I don't want to run anything thats' circumference is less than that.The bike is already turning several RPMs cruising at 60 mph. What size would I need in an 80 series profile to equal that circumference, a 130??? Will a 130/80 fit on my WR? I'm not real concerned about the front sizes as they don't effect gearing. It appears that a 90/90, or 80/90 is about all you can get anyway.
What's my best route as far as tires and sizes?
Posted April 20, 2004 - 07:02 AM
Posted April 20, 2004 - 08:21 AM
The size I have been using is 120.
Posted April 21, 2004 - 06:17 PM
Wow.... what did I just tell you... I am pretty sure nothing!! I guess what I was saying is that for every turn of the rear wheel the bike will only travel 96% of the distance with the 120/80-18 as it would have with the stocker 110/100-18.
Posted April 22, 2004 - 02:41 PM
Posted April 29, 2004 - 06:02 AM
BTW, the bike is a blast on the asphalt. Even on knobbys!!!