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Old 04-19-2016, 03:05 AM
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New Member Welcome + Tyre question

Hi all!

First off I'd like to introduce myself here seeing as I couldn't find the new member section.

I'm a 30 year old male in Australia, been riding since I was 10 (even before I could get a license), and had the whole gamut of bikes, from learner 250's right up to the big super bikes (1 R1 and a Busa)

Remember seeing a VTR when I was a newbie learner and hearing the noise, thinking one day I will own of those angry beasts! Well I took the long way round but I finally got there!

Got one at the right price last weekend and here we are.

Just a quick tech tyre question as I'm looking at putting some new rubber on:

Any issues with putting a 120/60R17 tyre at the front? Know the advantages and disadvantages or a smaller cut just curious if it will fit or not.

Thanks in advance,
Paul
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Old 04-19-2016, 05:49 AM
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Good day and welcome...

The question is curious..
In answer to will it physically fit.. Yes it should seal to the rim no issue.

Would love to hear what perceived benefits your looking for from a lower profile tire?
ie one that is 60% as tall vice the OEM spec'ed 70%

No flaming, just curious.. I can see anything from "Hey I have a brand new 120/6-x17 sitting in the garage and want to use it" to.... " I like the turn in that comes from the lower profile tire""

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Hi all!

First off I'd like to introduce myself here seeing as I couldn't find the new member section.

I'm a 30 year old male in Australia, been riding since I was 10 (even before I could get a license), and had the whole gamut of bikes, from learner 250's right up to the big super bikes (1 R1 and a Busa)

Remember seeing a VTR when I was a newbie learner and hearing the noise, thinking one day I will own of those angry beasts! Well I took the long way round but I finally got there!

Got one at the right price last weekend and here we are.

Just a quick tech tyre question as I'm looking at putting some new rubber on:

Any issues with putting a 120/60R17 tyre at the front? Know the advantages and disadvantages or a smaller cut just curious if it will fit or not.

Thanks in advance,
Paul
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Old 04-19-2016, 02:29 PM
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Welcome (especially with tire subject as first post) to the forum Tenacious !
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Old 04-19-2016, 02:34 PM
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What kind of oil do you run?
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Old 04-19-2016, 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by VTR1000F View Post
Welcome to the forum.


What kind of oil do you run?
Do you think he'll really take the bait?
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Old 04-19-2016, 06:24 PM
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Well, not now.
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Old 04-19-2016, 06:47 PM
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Old 04-19-2016, 07:48 PM
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Old 04-29-2016, 04:55 PM
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Do you think he'll really take the bait?
Hehe - couldn't help myself

Silkolene 10-40 - because all the cheap stuff was sold out!!!
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