Rear tires - 180s?

Paul S. Elsberry pselsberry at
Wed Apr 22 15:29:29 PDT 2009


Not much different at all.
I put a 180/55 BT-014 on and didn't get what I would call alot more side 
Mostly just a bigger contact patch maybe.
Handling didn't suffer - some have said that it would slow the handling down 
but I didn't notice it.
About 5,000 miles on mine so far - and no problems.

Paul in MD
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Philip Hamm" <philbike20 at>
To: <gpzlist at>
Sent: Wednesday, April 22, 2009 4:53 PM
Subject: Rear tires - 180s?

Sorry I know this has been done to death.  What are the implications of 
putting a 180 size tire on the rear instead of the 170 that came stock on 
the bike?


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