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Old 01-10-2013, 08:47 AM   #1629
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Originally Posted by slider162 View Post
So I'm an idiot when it comes to tires. I fell in love with the Michelin T63 tires when I had the BMW G650GS Sertao. But they don't have the stock size for the Tiger 800XC. Would the Michelin T63 130/80-17 rear work on the XC?
I'm no tire expert but I will chime in... yes it would fit. I wouldn't run that tire on the T800. I think it would chew that tire up in about 500 miles or less. If you were going to ride in the desert full time then I think the tire would be fine. It would perform well off-road. But it's not a good pavement tire. Not sure how it would corner at high speeds either... It will also be much narrower which could change the overall handling of the bike. Smallest I would go is a 140.
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