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Old 03-17-2007, 12:24 PM   #21
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Default Re: New bike tires... Handling change?

I'm not on a CBR, but I don't mix and match tires, especially with different profiles -- tried that with near fatal results -- so I'm a bit paranoid about it.



Check a different town... or the net (there are ton of tire dealers online) and have what you want delivered. Buy in pairs to make sure you're not stuck again.
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Old 03-17-2007, 12:35 PM   #22
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Pirelli Diablo Strada. Stock sizes, they rock and last, win win.
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Old 03-17-2007, 12:42 PM   #23
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Isn't that like Point Break with parachutes?



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Old 03-17-2007, 12:44 PM   #24
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Seconded. Great tire.



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Old 03-17-2007, 12:54 PM   #25
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No, It's like Cliff Hanger, except even dumber.



Vertical Limit is about mountain climbing...sort of.
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Old 03-17-2007, 01:33 PM   #26
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Default Re: New bike tires... Handling change?

It was my understanding that he was getting two tires mounted - they just didn't have the stock 120/60/17 size for the front - rather a slightly-higher aspect ratio (120/70/17).
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Old 03-17-2007, 02:07 PM   #27
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1st, 2nd and 3rd @ Daytona! I just got a set of Cinturatto's for my truck and they rock also, Pirelli is kicking but these days.
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Old 03-17-2007, 03:05 PM   #28
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Default Re: New bike tires... Handling change?

AirHawk and all the others are right on: you'll only notice a difference over 60mph to the handling - you just need to use a bit more force on the bars because it increases the rake and trail.



You can reduce the rake and a tiny bit of the trail by raising the forks in the triple clamps (or to look at it the other way around, by dropping the triple clamps on the forks - 6-7mm should make enough difference). Personally, I wouldn't bother - I've been running 120/70s where OEM is 120/60 and I actually kind of prefer it.

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Old 03-18-2007, 04:12 PM   #29
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Well, got them installed (after reading the hilarity here), and they rock. Great handling and great feel, and I'm already getting used to the change in the feel (50 miles today alone). Thanks all!



as for getting other things: Everyone in town is sold out; everyone is getting their bikes into shape for the season
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Old 03-18-2007, 04:13 PM   #30
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Dunlop was no more expensive than the Michelin... I'm confused, what do you mean?
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