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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-16-2010, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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About replacing tires

Planning on replacing my tires and getting the M880. read here about larger size 110's for front and 170's for rear. Now, do anybody have any photos of this tire size on their bikes? How will the 170 do on rear as i still have the original set up for this bike? And the performance and fitment for the front?
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Everybody says they fit fine and work great!

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Heres a link to a few folks who have been running them.
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4703

Some say their rpms drop a few hundred at highway speed.
Mathematically the circumference of a 150/90 and a 170/80 tire should be very close.

I suspect the answer may lie in the fact that the worn used tire is smaller in circumference than the new one. The rider will notice a difference because of the sudden change. The gradual wearing of the tire, and the equally gradual increase in engine speed goes unnoticed over the months or years it takes to wear out the new tire. JMHO

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I've got the ME880 oversized on front and back. Rear fits you just have to let the air out before installing. They handle different from stock tires but are much better ounce you get used to them.

See
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showpost.php?p=106141
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The pics of the stock and Metz are a little decieving. I was a litte closer to the bike when I snapped the stock picture, so it looks bigger. Compare the width to the license plate to see the difference

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I Agree....... go with the oversized ME880's..... It took me a few days to get used to the feel, but I love them.
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I really want to thank you guys. This pictures are really worth a thousand words.
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I Agree....... go with the oversized ME880's..... It took me a few days to get used to the feel, but I love them.
Ditto for me, love them. I got the oversize too about a month ago.

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someday when i wear these oem metzlers down...i too will get the oversized!

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