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April 30th, 2011, 09:15 PM   #1
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I Ride: 70 degree fe450 2012 & Aprilia Dorsoduro
FS Tyre sizes 12/60/17 or 120/70/17

Just thinking about going to a 120/70/17 series tyre rather than a 120/60/17 anyone using a 70?
Whats everyone running?
seen spec on 2005 model says 60 series yet 2008 model say 70 series.

Any thoughts welcome.
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March 28th, 2022, 10:08 AM   #2
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Getting this back up, I do have the same question, tyre are not so easy to find in 120/60 so I wonder about switching to 120/70.

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March 29th, 2022, 07:56 PM   #3
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For road use? I think they are better, make sure it's something good and sticky, NOT a touring tyre. Look at the load rating- lower number means lighter sidewall, better for lighter bike. Will warm up quicker.
If you are worried about geometry, just wind up shock preload (ride height) 1 turn or so.
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March 29th, 2022, 11:59 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by rikschipp View Post
For road use? I think they are better, make sure it's something good and sticky, NOT a touring tyre. Look at the load rating- lower number means lighter sidewall, better for lighter bike. Will warm up quicker.
If you are worried about geometry, just wind up shock preload (ride height) 1 turn or so.
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they have a different model to your 570 Rick.

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March 30th, 2022, 06:10 PM   #5
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I Ride: Berg TE250 '13- gone!KTM 990SMT- gone! Berg FE570 '12 (my dream bike for years!) TY250 TY175 TY80 ol
Yep, get that, we did a LOT of motard and road race short track modded KTMs and Bergs in the day. I actually road raced all sorts of dirt bikes for years- from buckets to a 500MXC! Had the Amaroo Park (look it up) hill climb club record on that for a while......
We also sold heaps of motard kits for dirt bikes and tried ALL sorts of tyres trying for the ultimate handling package.
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March 31st, 2022, 03:20 AM   #6
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Thanks for the feedback. I need non-slicks tyres for 70% track usage.
But in 120/60 there is no hypersport tyres apart from the Michelin Supermoto, which does not exist in 150/60 and I don't think 160/60 is a option on this bike.
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