120/90/18 or 130/90/18 Dual Sport Tire Size
Posted May 13, 2008 - 01:31 PM
Posted May 13, 2008 - 05:44 PM
I installed the rear wheel from my 125 on the 450 cause it had a knobby and my 18 inch wheel had a dual sport tire on it.
The 125 rim had an aluminum sprocket, one rim lock and of course a smaller tire with a standard tube.
I was blown away how much better the bike handled even with a knobby that was too small for the big 450
So in opinion I feel you should go with the smaller tire
Posted June 03, 2008 - 05:17 PM
Posted June 12, 2008 - 01:28 AM
Posted June 12, 2008 - 03:42 PM
Ive stayed with the smaller combo for a couple reasons. 1. Less unsprung weight makes the bike handle/feel better. 2. Unlike a bigger torque motor [XR650r] the smaller tire can be "spun up" easier for cornering.