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Please - to anyone considering this, don't do it. It only takes a basic understanding of how a motorcycle handles to know why.

I could provide links but it's best to just Google this topic.

For anyone that would like an in depth understanding of how a motorcycle handles and the role the rear tire (and size) play, check out:

"Total Control", by Lee Parks


I used a 170 because it was available as a closeout at a good price. The bike did not turn quite as crisply as with a fresh 160, but it was no worse than a 2/3 worn 160. These were Dunlops. I don't know how a Bridgestone would work.

If the good price ever came up again, I would do it again.

leprecaun jon

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