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Old 2nd February 2017, 13:09   #136
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No, cheap because they're old JK. And the stock bonnie Metzler is also 13k.
Hei, time for me to get new rear. Default upsize is 140/70 R17 ( 66h) but I alo have the option to get 150/60 R17 for 5700rs which I think is a better deal( and better spec).

How much kms did you do after the upsize ?

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Hei, time for me to get new rear. Default upsize is 140/70 R17 ( 66h) but I alo have the option to get 150/60 R17 for 5700rs which I think is a better deal( and better spec).

How much kms did you do after the upsize ?

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Hey JK. Done about 1,500 odd kms on the upsized rear, as I decided to get married and work has been busy, so I've done 1 longish ride in the last 3 months (the rest has been quick Pune trips).

I'm loving the rear tyre and the bike is still flickable. I've got a 150/70. A 150/60 will reduce the ground clearance a tad. You can't get a 150/70?
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There's a storm coming. Watch this space. More details shortly
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There's a storm coming. Watch this space. More details shortly
Got married and named her so? :P

So I too got 150! Paid 5700Rs. Loving it. Will post pix later.
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There's a storm coming. Watch this space. More details shortly
Nice! The T-bird Storm on its way, congrats

BTW, What did I win?
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Got married and named her so? :P

So I too got 150! Paid 5700Rs. Loving it. Will post pix later.
LOL. Storm called Ceebeee (subject to market risks and spousal permission)
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Got married and named her so? :P

So I too got 150! Paid 5700Rs. Loving it. Will post pix later.
150/60 or 150/70? Which make? Would appreciate a pic
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150/60 or 150/70? Which make? Would appreciate a pic
Adding pix. Its 150/60 Michelin Pilot Street.
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Adding pix. Its 150/60 Michelin Pilot Street.
Looks great. So, its a plus 2 upsize. Any issues mounting on the stock rim? Any drop in fuel efficiency / any downsides you have noticed compared to Met?
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Looks great. So, its a plus 2 upsize. Any issues mounting on the stock rim? Any drop in fuel efficiency / any downsides you have noticed compared to Met?
Also isn't 150/70 the correct upsize considering the stock is 130/80?
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Its 150/60 Michelin Pilot Street.


150/60 Michelin Pilot Street is proving to be a very popular tyre these days. Many Versys guys are also downsizing to it from their 160/60, considering the performance on offer for the price. And they're all happily munching miles.
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Guys, I am planning on changing the tires on my Bonnie tomorrow.

Unable to source the rear tire in stock size of 130-80-17. Managed to find 130/140 in 70-17 size, Michelin Pilot Street.

However, with the reduction from 80-17 to 70-17, the GC will lessen by 13mm.

I have observed that the bike scrapes speed breakers with a pillion on board and now with reduced GC by 13mm it most definitely will scrape with just me on the bike.

Please help me understand if any of you are having such issues with reduction in the tire spec.
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Guys, I am planning on changing the tires on my Bonnie tomorrow.

Unable to source the rear tire in stock size of 130-80-17. Managed to find 130/140 in 70-17 size, Michelin Pilot Street.

However, with the reduction from 80-17 to 70-17, the GC will lessen by 13mm.

I have observed that the bike scrapes speed breakers with a pillion on board and now with reduced GC by 13mm it most definitely will scrape with just me on the bike.

Please help me understand if any of you are having such issues with reduction in the tire spec.
Why don't you take the 140 70. That will reduce the issue to a large extent.
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However, with the reduction from 80-17 to 70-17, the GC will lessen by 13mm.

I have observed that the bike scrapes speed breakers with a pillion on board and now with reduced GC by 13mm it most definitely will scrape with just me on the bike.

Please help me understand if any of you are having such issues with reduction in the tire spec.
140/70 would be my pick too, errr....has been my pick too. I have been using the PSD in this spec for 5000 kms with full luggage and pillion.
  • The reduction in GC will only be about 5 mm
  • Absolutely no negative impact on handling
  • The bike would not scrape more or less with this change- the same precautions we take on the 130/80 would work here
  • Visually looks identical to the 130/80
  • normally much more affordable that the 130/80 while offering the same or better performance.

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Thanks for the reply guys.

Managed to source a set of Michelin Pilot Street tires for my bike. Rear tire is now 140-70-17.

The set cost me INR 10,400/-
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