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Post  LadyDraco on Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:26 am

I can't really find a good match on the DS front..
I was told that it will throw my OD off even more then 10%
As well as my speed O .... affraid 

Has any one have this issue ..

See my bike front takes ~ 150/80/17

I can only find a 150/70/17 banghd 

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Post  rrounds on Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:22 pm

Take a look at 130/90-17 its about the same height as the stock tire. You need to look at the load rating of any tire you get, make sure the load rating is the same or higher than the stock tire.

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Post  quadancer on Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:46 pm

Just a thot for ya; I run a GPS right smack in front of the bar clamps, and I go by that more than the bike's speedo anyway. My only solo concern is getting my oil changes right; I dislike dirty oil.
And as my old mentor, Motorcycle Mac used to say, "Oil is cheaper than parts".
Nothing else matters in the end run, aside of being dry, laid, and TCLOCKED.
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Post  LadyDraco on Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:41 am

I don't own a cell phone or a GPS....Shrug 
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Post  wayne on Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:10 pm

Lots of 150 80 17s out there. I have one, its a radial, I got it from HDL and it was on sale for $136, it has more tread and last longer than the bias tire and handles great.
Lots of bike run them.
A 150 70 17 will not make you speedo off

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Post  spud1800r on Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:30 pm

Lady D , I went from an 80 to a 70 when I went DD. Same deal, couldn't find a rear in the right size, so I went a little smaller to be sure the fender didn't hit it. Speedo didn't change. I really don't feel any difference with the size change riding. got almost 5 k on it and couldnt be happier!

Good Luck and ride safe!
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Post  rrounds on Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:54 am

If you went to a smaller or larger(in diameter) front tire and it didn't change the speed-o then your speed-o takes the speed from the tranny or rear wheel. A larger tire will make your speed-o run slower while a smaller tire will make it run faster than what your really going.

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Post  LadyDraco on Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:08 pm

Mine takes the reading from the front...
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Post  quadancer on Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:05 am

I couldn't say just HOW many years I rode the chops I built with no speedo whatsoever; just run with the traffic, or slightly faster for safety.
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Post  LadyDraco on Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:43 am

I sure don't need a performance award..

But also it will change my fuel readings...
And then That would involve more math lafer 

I still haven't decided .. Right now the one bike is down do to 2 small pin holes in the rear rim affraid 
And leaking air ... The rims are 12 yrs old ...hmmm  I have never heard of anything like this before...
They are aluminum made in Mexico ...Mad 
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Post  wayne on Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:29 am

seal the pin holes with 5200

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Post  LadyDraco on Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:26 am

That just what I was thinking thumbup 
To seal them with some kind of epoxy
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Post  quadancer on Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:55 am

That GM 5200 is like tire rubber; but it takes 7 days to cure fully. I had a spoke leak on mine, only waiting 2 days, back when I tried to seal the rims.
If the aluminum is porous and leaking thru casting cracks, almost anything that sticks well would seal it, I wouldn't use silicone though.
I'm like you; I like to check my fuel consumption every fillup, so the odometer has to be on, or the GPS at least; which is actually more accurate.
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Post  LadyDraco on Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:33 pm

We took my rim to our buddies place .. A body shop.. thumbup 
He put something in it let is set  up for 24 hours ...

I'm going to wire wheel the rims and  paint them for added protection...
As  all the  paint that WAS on them is gone ....What a Face

I don't own a GPS....
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Post  john harkrader on Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:42 pm

LADY DRACO .... I HAVE TWO VALK'S, AND I RUN A BRIDGESTONE 130/90-17 BIAS REAR TIRE BACKWARDS ON BOTH. THESE TWO TIRES HAVE BROUGHT THE SPEEDO ERROR TO 1-2 MPH OFF, INSTEAD OF 5 OFF. PLUS, THEY HAVE 10/32 TREAD INSTEAD OF 5/32 TREAD.

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Post  quadancer on Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:22 pm

Hey, Lady D, you DO know this makes you one of us Dinosaurs, right? 8:)
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Post  LadyDraco on Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:36 am

john harkrader wrote:LADY DRACO .... I HAVE TWO VALK'S, AND I RUN A BRIDGESTONE 130/90-17 BIAS REAR TIRE BACKWARDS ON BOTH.  THESE TWO TIRES HAVE BROUGHT THE SPEEDO ERROR TO 1-2 MPH OFF, INSTEAD OF 5 OFF.  PLUS, THEY HAVE 10/32 TREAD INSTEAD OF 5/32 TREAD.
I'm not a fan of bias tires.... I really like my radials...
And hey you only live 125 miles  from Highbinder and myself....


quadancer wrote:Hey, Lady D, you DO know this makes you one of us Dinosaurs, right? 8:)
What a Face affraid

Oh ps .. I'm not 87 ... Smoking Joe knows how old I am...yes 
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