('09) F650GS front tire: 120/70r19 or 110/80r-19?

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  1. Michelangelo

    Michelangelo 2 wheel rider...anytime..

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    Trying to figure out which tire for the front of my new 650GS. I want to run a Shinko 804 120/70r19 or 110/90-19.

    First question was, what do you all think, the 110 or 110 width? Secondly, clarification: I see a listing on some places that say the 110 spec is available in radial, but when I go to Shinko website they do not show that size having an "R" next to it.

    Can anyone help clarify this? If you have pictures of either sizes on your bike I'd love to see them.
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  2. Drunk_Uncle

    Drunk_Uncle Long timer

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    Your 09 F650GS front tire size is 100/90-19, can mount 110/90-19. Look at the F/R size Shinko 705s for those sizes.
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