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Offline Fen

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Re: Tyre size
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2019, 08:09:50 AM »
Good god, i ask a question and get every dick and his dog replying with comments unrealted to the question, read the question "carefully" , if you cant answer it then don't comment.
I have sent my apologies to Kildareman, i am sure he can reply himself.

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Re: Tyre size
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2019, 10:32:52 AM »
Apology received and accepted.  Back on topic folks.

So while you'll be on sand I presume you won't be on it the whole time.  Which means the none sand time will be compromised (possibly).  Would a better alternative not be to air down to (figure plucked from air) 15 - 20 psi?
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Re: Tyre size
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2019, 11:46:39 AM »
Yes very possibly Kildareman, i never really wanted to be doing that though, but it is a good suggestion all the same.. I only wanted really to know if anyone on here had actually used larger tyres for this particular reason on this model motorcycle.
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Re: Tyre size
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2019, 12:01:28 PM »
*Originally Posted by KildareMan [+]
Apology received and accepted.  Back on topic folks.

So while you'll be on sand I presume you won't be on it the whole time.  Which means the none sand time will be compromised (possibly).  Would a better alternative not be to air down to (figure plucked from air) 15 - 20 psi?

Anything less than about 20psi and you run a serious risk of ripping the valve out of the tube unless you have rim locks which the Tiger does not. Putting 95 hp through a rear wheel at low pressure in a situation where you can easily induce wheel spin is quite likely to end in tears so be careful.

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Re: Tyre size
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2019, 01:12:05 PM »
Question for Fen:  Tiger 800 or XC?
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Re: Tyre size
« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2019, 07:06:16 PM »
Tiger 800 abs ~ 2014.
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Re: Tyre size
« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2019, 07:14:35 PM »
*Originally Posted by Fen [+]
Wider is better for sand.
*Originally Posted by Fen [+]
This is my question!
Is it safe to fit a 170/60 zr17 rear tyre to my Tiger 800 abs?
Thanks in advance.
Don't know how safe it would be -- but, probably not as safe as the standard 150/70 ZR17?
The corresponding rim width for 170/60 is 5.00"/5.50" -- the Tiger800 rear rim width is 4.25". Installation may be a bear? - and tire shape, when inflated, may not be much wider (but more ovoid)?
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