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coronajax

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VT500 tire sizes
« on: February 13, 2017, 06:46:46 PM »
I searched through the forum trying to find a definitive answer on how big I can go with tires on my bike and there doesn't seem to be a real answer. Just wondering if anyone could chime in? I like the street tracker look with bigger buns front and back, not too concerned about keeping the front fender really.

J6G1Z

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Re: VT500 tire sizes
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2017, 07:28:01 PM »
Don't know how much larger will fit.

I've been more concerned with handling & high performance through the turns. Bigger, fatter, tires are not required & will slow the bike.

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coronajax

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Re: VT500 tire sizes
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2017, 12:55:12 PM »
I think it will depend on what's available in an 18" really. I think the Shinko 705's come in a 150/70 for the back and a 120/80 for the front. I'm not overly concerned about speed really, if that was the case I would probably be looking at something a little more modern, but that's not what I'm after.