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Bigger tires on a SV - July 3, 2008, 01:46 AM

Hey, I have an 06 sv650s and I was just wondering if anyone knew anything about putting a wider rear tire on these bikes. I think the stock on is 160 and I think I read somewhere that the wheel isn't wide enough to support a wider tire and the swingarm isn't wide enough to support a wider wheel. If anyone could offer any info that would be great.
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July 3, 2008, 07:25 AM

I think a 170 will fit, but why? The SV shouldn't have any trouble hooking up with the ground with a 160, the 170 will feel less agile in the twisties, and the 170 is more expensive. You would have to go to a 170/55 so it won't change the geometry of the SV too much. Dump the Dunlops and get a set of Pilot Powers -- that will make a difference.
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Yea I think I just need to go to a sportier tire instead of a bigger one.
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Got a set of Michelin Pilot Races ready to go.. Plenty of meat left in them. PM me if you're interested.


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I think I'm gonna go with a new set, but thanks for the help. Can anyone point me in a direction as to which ones?


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July 4, 2008, 06:18 AM

Pilot Powers work great, but there are a lot of great tires out there. You may want to utilize a 70 series front (raise the forks 6-10 mm as well). As for the rear, keep the 160 sizing on the stock wheel. If you REALLY want a bigger tire, there are spacer kits made to put a CBR 600 F3 5" wheel, or an older Bandit/GSXR750 5.5".


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+1 on the Pilot Powers. And as your aunt, stay away from the takeoffs.

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Thanks guys. And I'm gonna come up the weekend after this weekend cuz i'm going to the beach this week with the fam. I'd like to ride with you and tony when i do.


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I like the Metzlers M3 Sportec myself, don't see a lot of people giving them props though. definitely a confidence building tire. Last a while too, and have good grip.
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I like the Metzlers M3 Sportec myself, don't see a lot of people giving them props though. definitely a confidence building tire. Last a while too, and have good grip.
I will definitely check them out.


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