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Hi new to this site have std NS in rothmans colours asking what size and make of rear tyre to go for at mo have BT45 fitted,110/80 x17,wondered if i could fit 120/70 x17 instead.Front is std 16 inch
Thanking you all in advance. andy pandy

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I'd stick to the Bridgestones.

Rear should be 110/90 x 17

A 120 will certainly fit. You want to try to match the overall height of the original tyre if you can.
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Mark wrote:I'd stick to the Bridgestones.
Rear should be 110/90 x 17
A 120 will certainly fit. You want to try to match the overall height of the original tyre if you can.
I am of the same opinion if you are on std rims. I have used BT45 for years and even on track days. I have a 2:nd NS that has not BT45 and that one do not handle by far as nice that the one with BT45 and std size.
Torque over the whole register.

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Thanks for replys guys got cbr600 wheel now to mod and fit at rear fitted with 140 bridgestone bt45 just got to spin up sprocket in lathe to take the 8 mm off.

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andy pandy wrote:Thanks for replys guys got cbr600 wheel now to mod and fit at rear fitted with 140 bridgestone bt45 just got to spin up sprocket in lathe to take the 8 mm off.

With a standard front wheel/rim, you are going to find the bike 'tips in' on slower corners with the new rear.

Can you get a matching front wheel ?

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Thanks for reply not sure which wheel will fit and wether i have to modify front mud guard

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Post by luggy »

cbr 500/600 just drops in on the front and you can use a 17 inch tyre, try to use the equivalent tyre size
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Thanks for that at least i know what to look for now,had vf1000 american spec rear to convert but it wasnt comstar ie didnt have seperate spokes it was hub and spokes in one and shrunk into outer rim. Looked good but believe it would have taken to much machine work to fit.

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Post by Channel Hopper »

Nothing you could do with that wheel, ony the 1000R versions had the Astralite style.
Besides even modifying the right one to slot in would mean more hassle as they also used a vented rear disc, meaning another unique set of parts to source.

http://www.cmsnl.com/honda-vf1000r-1985 ... F++13.html

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