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1Back to top Go down   Rear Tire Size Empty Rear Tire Size Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:38 am

marten

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I'm about to order new tires for my 86 K100RS.
The owners manual lists two sizes for the rear:
130/90 V 17
140/80 V 17
Which size is the prefered one among riders?
I'm looking to get the Pirelli speed demons

Thank You

Marten

    

2Back to top Go down   Rear Tire Size Empty Re: Rear Tire Size Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:21 am

JR_K100RS

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G'day Marten , I think you will find most here will suggest 140/80/17 , matched to a 110/80/18 front , this is what I'm currently running and have been for many years .

hope this helps

JR

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3Back to top Go down   Rear Tire Size Empty Re: Rear Tire Size Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:31 am

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yep confirmed...... the 140 17 is a goodun to have on the back ....holds real nice


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4Back to top Go down   Rear Tire Size Empty Re: Rear Tire Size Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:03 pm

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The Pirelli Sport Demon tyres might not make you a speed demon, but in the corners you'll be bending it in!

I used 110/80V18 and 140/80V17 sizes in that brand/model through several sets and found them to be exemplary for handling and commendable for mileage.


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5Back to top Go down   Rear Tire Size Empty Rear Tire Size Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:55 am

marten

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Thank s to everyone that responded .
I was looking for good corner stability, so good to hear that the speed demon are having a good reputation.

Marten

    

6Back to top Go down   Rear Tire Size Empty Re: Rear Tire Size Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:34 am

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Will the 140/80-17 also fit on a 1985 K100RT?

    

7Back to top Go down   Rear Tire Size Empty Re: Rear Tire Size Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:43 am

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...all 17" K rear wheels (specific to this forum's intended audience).


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