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post #1 of 67 (permalink) Old 09-24-2011, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
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Pics - Upsize & Stock Tires (Side by Side)

Well, I purchase the Metzler ME 880 Marathon tires and since I had both stock and the upsized tires available I snapped a few shots for comparison.

Front - Upsize 110/90 - 19 on the left; Stock 100/90 - 19 on the right




Rear - Upsize 170/80 - 15 on the left; Stock 150/90 - 15 on the right


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Both the front and rear oversize tires do look noticeably wider than the oem sizes.

The front oversize does also appear enough taller to account for the reported correction of the speedometer.

My calculations of the diameter and circumference of the OEM and oversize rear tires indicate they are almost identical.
These pictures also seem to verify those calculations.

Thanks for the pics Duece. Very informative.

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post #3 of 67 (permalink) Old 09-24-2011, 11:56 PM
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... worth viewing 4 sure..... very educational w/ our own eyeballs !

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... worth viewing 4 sure..... very educational w/ our own eyeballs !

tyvn Duece
I've read up on them and seen them on other bikes but never saw a side by side comparison and thought it would be valuable to many who are thinking about upsizing. BTW, the tires make the bike feel more stable both riding straight and handling curves.
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Niiiice !!!!

I REALLY like the visual look from the side of that Metz ! Its just dang purdy !



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Thanks this info was valuable thanks so much.
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Thanks for the info and pics, really helped me decide on the larger Metzeler tires for my bike. Already did front tire, lots of life left in rear tire, may be a while before I get the larger Metzeler there.

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in the last pic be sure to take that part off the rim with the 7 holes in it and lube it up with moly 60 as well as the drive splines before reinstalling! there is a snapring that holds it in!

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in the last pic be sure to take that part off the rim with the 7 holes in it and lube it up with moly 60 as well as the drive splines before reinstalling! there is a snapring that holds it in!
Lube was completely done prior to installation of rear wheel.

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You got your 150's in man? How's it run????

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