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Offline GADGET

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Re: 170/60r17
Reply #8 on: July 15, 2019, 06:18:24 AM
You could use the rear wheel from the VFR1200F, its a straight fit

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Re: 170/60r17
Reply #9 on: July 22, 2019, 01:19:13 AM
I have decided to try a 160/70-17.....

My CT has turned into my highway touring bike, so a super-long range, highway tire is what I am looking for.

I have Michelin Commander II on the way for the rear.  I have read review after review and these guys have such a strong following.  .......Great in the rain and very long lasting.

I haven't decided on the front yet........  The MCII doesn't make a perfect fit.

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Re: 170/60r17
Reply #10 on: July 22, 2019, 12:02:43 PM
John

keep in mind that the tire size difference will impact the speedo and odometer. You may want to use your GPS for speed.
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Re: 170/60r17
Reply #11 on: July 22, 2019, 12:45:05 PM
*Originally Posted by mzflorida [+]
John, did you install the new springs?  I recall you were waiting for the tire change.  My bike is in the shop now getting springs and shocks installed, brakes, and brake fluid flush.


I have not installed the springs yet.

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Re: 170/60r17
Reply #12 on: October 09, 2019, 03:51:25 PM
*Originally Posted by Big_John [+]
I have decided to try a 160/70-17.....

My CT has turned into my highway touring bike, so a super-long range, highway tire is what I am looking for.

I have Michelin Commander II on the way for the rear.  I have read review after review and these guys have such a strong following.  .......Great in the rain and very long lasting.

I haven't decided on the front yet........  The MCII doesn't make a perfect fit.

Is it installed yet? If so, any pics?  Thanks.

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Re: 170/60r17
Reply #13 on: October 19, 2019, 02:09:09 AM
Jon

Don't know where you are at with you tire experiment but living in the Black Forest area you could always try Woody's wheel works in Denver. I have a very high confidence level that they could lace you up a wheel to fit your needs.

Unfortunately they are not cheap. Like you said earlier the clearance may be the issue.

Woody's does wheels for folks all over the US.
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Re: 170/60r17
Reply #14 on: November 01, 2019, 06:24:35 PM
Woody is a friend and his boys have laced three rims for me in the past.  Suppose I could do this, but will probably just stick with the stock rim until it fails.... hopefully never.

JL


*Originally Posted by Grabcon [+]
Jon

Don't know where you are at with you tire experiment but living in the Black Forest area you could always try Woody's wheel works in Denver. I have a very high confidence level that they could lace you up a wheel to fit your needs.

Unfortunately they are not cheap. Like you said earlier the clearance may be the issue.

Woody's does wheels for folks all over the US.

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Re: 170/60r17
Reply #15 on: December 17, 2019, 04:09:11 AM
Hi, I have my second 170/60 R17 on my Crosstourer, i've had no issues and will be sticking with this size. Cheers

 


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