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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-08-2019, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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Front pulley AND taller tire (170/80) Challenges?

A couple years ago I bought a Baron front pulley. Now its time for new tires and I'm seriously considering a Shinko 777 170/80 rear tire over the stock 180/70 in order to lower rpms further.

I found some old posts but nothing seemed concrete in terms of whether the taller tire will rub since I'm running the front pulley.

So....what's the final word on the ability to run a front pulley AND the 170/80 tire.

Btw, the Shinko rear tire at 170/80 runs at a diameter of 25.71 inches.

Thanks from Winnipeg (where we're having a shitty, long spring)

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-16-2019, 03:33 PM
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I did this exact thing. Wanted the whitewall and the price was great. Fit fine and I still use a taller rear tire. When combined with the Baron front pulley, easy job, the speedo is within 1mph at 70 as measured by GPS. The onlynproblemni had was getting the whitewall white. It had a bunch bbn of blue...stuff on it. Tires were great tho.
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There is only about 3/4" difference in diameter between the two, but different manufacturer sizing can be off quite a bit. The bigger clearance issue is running the 200 tire. The difference between a 180 and a 200 can run an inch or more.

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