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Old 06-12-2017, 10:58 PM   #1
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Hello, I'm new to this forum, I recently bought 88 Kat 1100 & needs tires ASAP.
I red other people's posts & most of people liked michiln PR2,3,4 Yes, I had them on a light weight bike(600cc)and they are great tires however, current bike runs 16 inch so I was wondering if you guys have any suggestions? or good experiences for 16 inch tires?

Battlax T45 has 16 inch tires, are they any good? I don't mind paying extra money for safety(good grip)

thanks for your input!!
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Old 06-12-2017, 11:11 PM   #2
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16" tires are few and far between these days. They are still made bias ply and radials. I do not believe the PR series are Available in 16". Give me a few to find some. *** just for reference on brands *** http://m.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=16...e+touring+tire. Some have converted to the 17" wheels, where there are many more tire choices available.
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Old 06-13-2017, 05:29 AM   #3
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Something to look in to is a 17" conversion.

I've got a 1995 Katana 750 that's B12 swapped that I'm putting a post Katana 17" rim on. (straight spoke)



I'm not 100% sure about an 88,1100 cat but its an easy swap for me. It will also give you the chance to inspect your axle components and replace your wheel bearings.


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I converted mine to 17" specifically so I could run PR4s.
I have heard several people mention those battle-ax T45 though, seems like the general consensus was positive.
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nice, 17" are much better ride as well as a lot of tire choices but I am keeping the original for insurance purpose(cheap insurance for the collector plate) so I ended up purchasing Pirelli sport demon due to higher speed rating.
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Old 06-15-2017, 12:27 PM   #6
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Lol

Mine is listed as a stock Katana under my insurance $15 a month.

Modifications don't really matter unless your using full coverage.

From what I understand, technically your supposed to submit to the bmv when you increase the displace in a vehicle as you might fall into a different tax bracket.

I have zero desire to register my swap, nor the desire to deal with the red tape that would come with it.
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