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Old 07-14-2018, 12:45 AM   #1
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Bought a 2005 Katana today.
Bike number 8.
Bought it because I have done the bagger, experined the enduro, numerous dirt bikes, now the sport tourer.
The Katana.
22k.
$1800
Could not pass it up.
Looks brand new except previous owner dropped it in garage trying to put it on center stand.
So I have lots of questions and I am going to read the forums first to see if is already asked.
At the risk of breaking a rule.
An example question would how much wider the back tire can be.
Ok.
I'm off to search the first question.
Thanks for having me.
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Old 07-14-2018, 08:45 AM   #2
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Protocal and Courtesy
Bought a 2005 Katana today.
Bike number 8.
Bought it because I have done the bagger, experined the enduro, numerous dirt bikes, now the sport tourer.
The Katana.
22k.
$1800
Could not pass it up.
Looks brand new except previous owner dropped it in garage trying to put it on center stand.
So I have lots of questions and I am going to read the forums first to see if is already asked.
At the risk of breaking a rule.
An example question would how much wider the back tire can be.
Ok.
I'm off to search the first question.
Thanks for having me.
150/70 stock.

160/60 is pretty common change, smaller diam so makes it a little more sporty.

Many sport tire brands have the 4.5" rim you have listed to fit their 170/60 tires as the smallest size in the range. They fit, only slightly distorted profile with that rim size.

Anything larger is either really distorted profile, or needs a larger rim (and subsequent swingarm mods to fit).

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Old 07-14-2018, 12:47 PM   #3
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Thanks.
By a slightly distorted profile you mean the side wall bulges to come in contact with the payment?
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Old 07-14-2018, 08:21 PM   #4
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By a slightly distorted profile you mean the side wall bulges to come in contact with the payment?
Oversized tires distort by pulling the edges of the tire down and in. This mushroom shape tends to make portions at the edge of the tire so turned in that it's impossible to put it on pavement. The essence is you end up with much smaller tire area able to be used even though it's a "larger" tire size.

An example... (pics below the following description)

This 180/55 Pilot Road 3 tire is on a post kat 4.5" rim like yours. You can see that not only is the actual width limited to only 167mm, barely wider than recommended size tires, but it's also very deformed at the edges. The last 1" or so both sides turns down dramatically and is at such an extreme angle they will never touch pavement.





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Old 07-16-2018, 02:55 PM   #6
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hey welcome to the site usually people run 140-150 on the rear like kreylyn said i have a 140 on my 88 600 it works good
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hey welcome to the site usually people run 140-150 on the rear like kreylyn said i have a 140 on my 88 600 it works good
Different bike bud. Post can run a 170 on the stock wheel. Pre canít.
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