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Old 11-17-2010, 02:51 PM   #21
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Thanks Krey... I know some people say its the end of the world if your profiles don't match even if you were getting the match next week. Its good to hear what I kinda assumed from a trusted KatRider.

I'll probably go with the roadsmart then...
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Old 11-17-2010, 04:43 PM   #22
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I could put a pre 750 wheel on a pre 600 with no modifications right? From what I've read I would say yes...
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Old 11-17-2010, 04:50 PM   #23
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I could put a pre 750 wheel on a pre 600 with no modifications right? From what I've read I would say yes...

Pre 600 and 750 wheels of the same spoke design are the same wheels. So no mods at all are needed.

The 3 spoke design wheels and the 88 600 6 spoke design wheels are swappable as well if you want to upgrade the sizes from the smaller 6 spoke wheels. Post rear wheels are even larger than the pre, being 4.5" wheels and can also be fitted with no mods. The post 98-02 front wheels will swap in as well. 03+ post wheels will not fit the pre due to a change in the size/spacing of the forks and also a larger axle.

Keep in mind spacing needed for the tire size though when looking at doing the swap. While the larger rims will fit, an appropriate sized tire is needed to not rub on some setups.

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Old 11-18-2010, 09:35 AM   #24
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I've been reading about tires but I'm still a little unsure...

What is a good way to find a tire with a matching profile?

I NEED a front tire like yesterday but I can't get the rear until after the holidays(rear has lots of life left). Do I just look at the profiles and try and get something that is close to my existing profile in the rear or is there some numbers that should match to get me close?

I have a good idea as to what to get except profile is tripping me up.

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On the twisty mountain roads in OR, 120/70/17 front/150/70/17 rear tire works really good on pre Kat's. I would recommend something like the Pilot Road 2's for max durability while still having good grip, or a set of Conti Road Attacks if you want a little more grip, but the chip sealed roads will wear them out much quicker.
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Old 11-19-2010, 02:00 PM   #25
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On the twisty mountain roads in OR, 120/70/17 front/150/70/17 rear tire works really good on pre Kat's. I would recommend something like the Pilot Road 2's for max durability while still having good grip, or a set of Conti Road Attacks if you want a little more grip, but the chip sealed roads will wear them out much quicker.
I've read a lot and this seems to be the best for me. I commute rain or shine 30 miles to work so I need to get good mileage in center but in the summer I like to go for long rides in the twisties. I'm lookin at getting another bike purely for summer/twisty riding or even just having a set of winter tires on separate rims so I'm not burning up sticky tires on the interstate. I just need to figure out an easy solution to make my pre a little more comfortable for touring style riding... I could ride this bike across the country but a more upright position would be great. Oh well, I'll keep lookin for ideas.

What is the advantage(s) of a 120 in front rather than a 110? It is more rubber I guess but is this going to be a noticeable difference?

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Old 12-14-2010, 05:03 PM   #26
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I'm seeing some tires with a size of something like: 3.50 - 17. I know the 17 is the rim size but 3.5? 3 1/2 inch wide. And no aspect ratio listed. What does it all mean?
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I'm seeing some tires with a size of something like: 3.50 - 17. I know the 17 is the rim size but 3.5? 3 1/2 inch wide. And no aspect ratio listed. What does it all mean?
Yes, that is 3.5 inches on a 17 inch rim. That is the old tire rating, hardly anyone uses it anymore.
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Old 12-16-2010, 04:14 PM   #28
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Just ordered a 110/80/17... Hope that's good.. Conti road attack to the rescue..
Should i call back and switch to the 120/70/17
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i got a 99 600 it got a 107/60/17 on it but i got a 150/70/17 at a good price should i put it on
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I have a 1988 1100 Kat., with 16 inch rims. I did a search but couldn't find any recommends for this size. Any recommendations ? The shop manual says : 120/80V 16 V250 front, and 150/80V 16 V250 rear.
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