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post #1 of 6 Old 06-10-2008, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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will these tires fit?

i was trying to see if these tires will fit on my 01 klr. there off of my buddys buell there a 120/70-17 im my back tires are a 130/80-17 will they be ok to run on my bike with out problems? my g/f and me ride on it most of the time, i just dont want any thing to happen to us.
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post #2 of 6 Old 06-10-2008, 08:46 PM
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Officially, you're messing with the Devil if you install those tires..
Unofficially, they'll be fine.
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post #3 of 6 Old 06-10-2008, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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sooo.
unoffically, im ok with them
officially, im playing with death with them on?
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post #4 of 6 Old 06-11-2008, 02:52 AM
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Pretty much.. The sidewall is a bit shorter and they're going to be a touch more narrow than the stock tire size. The other thing is that the Buell tire is going to be a radial..

If you can get one for free, try it and you SHOULD be ok, but just remember that it's still not the official tire size or type recommended by the manufacturer.

What kind of Buell uses such a narrow tire? The rear on a Uly is a 150, if I remember correctly.
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post #5 of 6 Old 06-15-2008, 08:53 AM
 
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120/70 sounds like a front tire....
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post #6 of 6 Old 06-15-2008, 01:58 PM
 
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all buell xb's including uly run a 120 70 r17 front
and a 180 55 r17 rear.
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