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December 7th, 2013, 06:41 AM   #1
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Rim and Tire Size Question

Hi,
I have a 2011 Husa FS570

The rear rim is 4.25 which calls from the factory for a tire size of 150/60/17

I found a sweet deal on a Q2 tire thats a 160/6017.
I will save about $50 total after mounting if I go with the 160,
over the tire I was leaning towards the Pilot Power in the recommended size of 150

So, with the rim being a 4.25 and not a safer 4.5, can I or even should I go for the 160? Or should I not even fart with the savings because it will rub on the chain or the tire be too "distorted" on the rim?

This is my first tire change on this bike, so would like any advice.



Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you
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December 8th, 2013, 07:37 AM   #2
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Re: Rim and Tire Size Question

The tire profile will be all wrong and in best case you won't use all the rubber available if you use the 160 tire. Worst case scenario, you get less grip than with the 150 due to the extra rounded profile caused by the narrow rim. Don't know whether or not it will rub the chain and or swing arm but it's possible.

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December 9th, 2013, 09:31 PM   #3
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Re: Rim and Tire Size Question

I tried a Q2 160 on a 5" rim, the tire wouldn't even fit in the swingarm, it touched both sides. The tire calipered out at 177mm on my rim. I sold it and went with a 150 Pilot Power.

If you want the Q2 to work, get a wood block plane and shave the edge of the tire down until it fits. You can easily get 3/8" off each side.
I sold a tire to a guy that runs 190s in his KTM by shaving it down like I mentioned. LOL.
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