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The Kaws been in the garage since December. Got home from work and took the bike for the first ride of the season. Free again. With the new 170/80 rear tire I found myself shifting less often, the gear ratio seems a little more spread out, but would recommend this update only after your 180/70 tire wares out. Everyone have a safe riding season.
 

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The Kaws been in the garage since December. Got home from work and took the bike for the first ride of the season. Free again. With the new 170/80 rear tire I found myself shifting less often, the gear ratio seems a little more spread out, but would recommend this update only after your 180/70 tire wares out. Everyone have a safe riding season.
So was it a good decision to change?
 

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++++1 on last few post. I waited until my rear tire wore out to replace. In addition to the front SW pulley it feels like a completely different bike. Shift points are def. in the right direction and slab riding is big time better for me. If you watch the online stores have a deal to buy both front and rear which I did. Haven't changed the front yet, but will do so this season. That one you can do your self much easier I've read.
 

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++++1 on last few post. I waited until my rear tire wore out to replace. In addition to the front SW pulley it feels like a completely different bike. Shift points are def. in the right direction and slab riding is big time better for me. If you watch the online stores have a deal to buy both front and rear which I did. Haven't changed the front yet, but will do so this season. That one you can do your self much easier I've read.
gmer140 - I'm also running 170/80/15 Pirelli Rear Tire - did you have any wheel clearance issue with the SW front pulley addition? I think I have maybe 1/2 - 3/4 inch between the front of the rear tire to the plastic mud guard. Wondering how much further forward the rear wheel will go if I add the SW front pulley?
 

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clearance

There def. is less clearance with addition of both pulley and larger tire. Rather than worry about possible rub on a large bump when shock depresses I yanked it out. Don't ride in the rain due to safety issues anyway or dirt roads where a stone could bounce and do damage.
 
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