street tires on stock size rims

6 replies to this topic
  • bluebreadtruck

Posted October 18, 2008 - 07:15 AM


when i bought my bike, it came with a front and rear street tire. I am debating buying another set or rims so i can switch from street to dirt, but want to know if i should buy smaller rims/tires for better supermoto type look,grip?

  • tweav

Posted October 18, 2008 - 08:48 AM


that really depends on how much and how hard you want to ride on the road . I used to have a two sets of stock rims one with streets one with knobbies . I do mostly supermoto type riding so I got a set of 17's and have not put either set of stock rims back on since , so I sold the one set. Where I live I can ride more street then dirt so . when I do hit the dirt I just slow down and slide the bike around . It's fun

  • mightymart

Posted October 18, 2008 - 09:11 AM


I know a few people who use Avon Distanzia's or Bridgestone BT45 on stock rims with good results.

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  • mikeythefokker

Posted October 18, 2008 - 09:23 AM


Street tires on stock rims will work a lot better than knobbies on the pavement for sure, but they will still be a step short of 17" supermoto wheels. If you get the supermoto setup though, then you usually will have to upgrade your front brakes, and so a "quick change" set will take a few more minutes to swap back and forth. Stock dirt bike brakes don't really seem to work all that great on the street.

  • roushxteam199

Posted October 18, 2008 - 02:16 PM


Supermoto is alot of fun on these bikes

  • Aus_WR450FS

Posted October 19, 2008 - 12:03 AM


Have a look at this thread for some ideas.


Posted October 19, 2008 - 02:07 PM


I know a few people who use Avon Distanzia's or Bridgestone BT45 on stock rims with good results.

+ Maxxis Promaxx. I preferred them to the Bridgestones. Comman tire in SM sportman class.


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