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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-28-2013, 11:12 PM Thread Starter
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Rear tire size question?

Hello, I am replacing the rear tire on my brothers 08 Versys. He just bought it used. What is on the rear now is a Bridgestone BT-021. I am going to replace it with the BT-023. The owners manual shows the stock size as a 160/60-17 It has a 160/70-17 on it right now. The difference in price is $7.00. Which tire size should I go with and why.

On a side note I just spent a lot of time reading lots of posts here on tires. I found lots of good info!

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You should get a 160/60-17 because it's of the correct dimensions and profile.

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I have run every size on our V (including a 180/55) and since I live 30 minutes from the Dragon it is my test track. My favorite rear for all out sport riding is a 170 but The Girl prefers the stock 160/60 all of the time and I prefer the stock size the majority of the time.

My advice would be stick to stock and the 023 rear and S20 front is magic on the V.

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Got the BT-023 (stock size) mounted and balanced. Thanks for the help.

On a side note, using 2 floor jacks I had the tire off in 5 minutes.

It takes a lot longer on my shaft drive shadow. I have to pull the right floorboard, seat, saddle bags, & exhaust off

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