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Old 04-05-2010, 08:46 AM   #131
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Joined: Jul 2007
Location: Allentown PA
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Welcome motorcyclefanatic! That's a fine XT you got there, looks like it managed to avoid crashes in it's life

The thread is here for use, so don't hesitate to ask questions or post up new ride photos or stories; I know I sure don't

Question for you guys; Has anyone tried to go larger on the rear or the front tire? I'm a ways off for a new rear tire, but I was thinking I'd like to get a little more tread hitting the pavement, and with the road tire it seems like there is some room to work with. What would a step to widen the contact patch a bit? I'm not that good with tires sizing, the stocker is 120/90-18. If I remember correctly, 120 is the contact area, and 90 stands for the percetnage of the contact area that the sidewall is. 20 90% of 120 = 108, so the wheel would be 120mmx108mm - 18"?
2006 SV650 Nudie/ZX14 shock/Delkevic 225mm silencer/Fender Elminiator
1983 XT550 Projecto!

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