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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-31-2016, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
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wider rear tire 170 60 17??

i need to change tires asap, anyone tried a 170 60 17 tire?

stock is 160 60 17

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-31-2016, 01:51 PM
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Hi, have some friends that use 180 55 17 on rear tires.


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Michelin Pilot Road 4 gt are the best tires 180/55R17


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That's a minimal increase. After messing around in there trying to get my boxes mounted up, It definitely looks like there would be room.
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I just purchased mine a couple of months ago and wanted to know what is the larger tire i could go with. Any ideas?? Still 180 55R/17's? Thanks!

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It begs the question.
Why?
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It begs the question.
Why?
The tire is to thin and I want the bigger look as I Eliminated the fender
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-12-2017, 06:42 PM
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Does anyone have a rear view picture of the 180/55R 17 mounted on the Vulcan S?
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Does anyone have a rear view picture of the 180/55R 17 mounted on the Vulcan S?
Okay so I knocked up a quick photo edit to help you.

Stock 160/60/17


I don't advise doing this, but theoretically the max width possible without touching the chain is 190/50/17


Personally I don't think it's worth the extra millimetres. I don't think anyone will ever stop and say, "Hey those marginally wider tyres look slightly better than average."

If you're gonna do it, do it properly.
You will need to change or mod the swing arm. Fit a new wheel and space out the front sprocket to match the rear. Custom the rear fender and ultimately figure out a way to keep it all compliant if you want to ride within the road rules.

Malaysia, Thailand and Philippines have been doing the wildest mods to this bike since it was first released.
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Those tires are nuts! It's a Batman tire lol

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Okay so I knocked up a quick photo edit to help you.

Stock 160/60/17


I don't advise doing this, but theoretically the max width possible without touching the chain is 190/50/17


Personally I don't think it's worth the extra millimetres. I don't think anyone will ever stop and say, "Hey those marginally wider tyres look slightly better than average."

If you're gonna do it, do it properly.
You will need to change or mod the swing arm. Fit a new wheel and space out the front sprocket to match the rear. Custom the rear fender and ultimately figure out a way to keep it all compliant if you want to ride within the road rules.

Malaysia, Thailand and Philippines have been doing the wildest mods to this bike since it was first released.
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