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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.

Donny026

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Re: VT500 tire sizes
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2018, 10:12:03 am »
And? I'm pretty curious as well. I would like 2 equal size tires, with scrambler look..

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Re: VT500 tire sizes
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2018, 04:06:48 pm »
I put a new tire on the rear in the fall.  I wanted to go to something a bit wider but there wasn't enough side clearance.  I ended up getting a Bridgestone 120/90 - not sure there's room to go much wider but keep in mind there may be size variation between one MFR's 120 and aonther's 120.

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Re: VT500 tire sizes
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2018, 03:13:07 am »
Thanks!