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  • Clint
    I ordered a set of tires and just realized that the front is the wrong size. Original is 120/70-17, but the new one is 120/60-17. Can it be mounted anyway?
    Message 1 of 14 , Jun 30 3:38 PM
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      I ordered a set of tires and just realized that the front is the wrong size. Original is 120/70-17, but the new one is 120/60-17. Can it be mounted anyway? Thanks.
    • Mike Coustier
      It should mount fine; the tire will be slightly lower. If it isn t a PITA, I d return it for the 120/70.
      Message 2 of 14 , Jun 30 4:21 PM
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        It should mount fine; the tire will be slightly lower.

        If it isn't a PITA, I'd return it for the 120/70.


        --- In TriumphTrophy@yahoogroups.com, "Clint" <cdmoyer@...> wrote:
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        > I ordered a set of tires and just realized that the front is the wrong size. Original is 120/70-17, but the new one is 120/60-17. Can it be mounted anyway? Thanks.
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      • Tom
        ... If the tire is slightly lower as Mike has noted, the steering would likely turn-in quicker / lighter feeling. Maybe not a bad thing... Tom D.
        Message 3 of 14 , Jun 30 5:57 PM
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          --- In TriumphTrophy@yahoogroups.com, "Mike Coustier" <Michael_Coustier@...> wrote:
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          > It should mount fine; the tire will be slightly lower.
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          > If it isn't a PITA, I'd return it for the 120/70.
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          > --- In TriumphTrophy@yahoogroups.com, "Clint" <cdmoyer@> wrote:
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          > > I ordered a set of tires and just realized that the front is the wrong size. Original is 120/70-17, but the new one is 120/60-17. Can it be mounted anyway? Thanks.


          If the tire is slightly lower as Mike has noted, the steering would likely turn-in quicker / lighter feeling.
          Maybe not a bad thing...
          Tom D.
        • brillooo@aol.com
          We re not talking a noticble difference here In a message dated 6/30/2009 7:57:49 P.M. Central Daylight Time, ... size. Original is 120/70-17, but the new one
          Message 4 of 14 , Jun 30 6:12 PM
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            We're not talking a noticble difference here



            In a message dated 6/30/2009 7:57:49 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
            motoworld2001@... writes:





            --- In _TriumphTrophy@TriumphTrophTri_
            (mailto:TriumphTrophy@yahoogroups.com) , "Mike Coustier" <Michael_Coustier@Mic> wrote:
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            > It should mount fine; the tire will be slightly lower.
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            > If it isn't a PITA, I'd return it for the 120/70.
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            > --- In _TriumphTrophy@TriumphTrophTri_
            (mailto:TriumphTrophy@yahoogroups.com) , "Clint" <cdmoyer@> wrote:
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            > > I ordered a set of tires and just realized that the front is the wrong
            size. Original is 120/70-17, but the new one is 120/60-17. Can it be
            mounted anyway? Thanks.

            If the tire is slightly lower as Mike has noted, the steering would likely
            turn-in quicker / lighter feeling.
            Maybe not a bad thing...





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          • Jack Byers
            The lower profile tire will make it hard to get on the centerstand unless you back it on to a 2x4 first. Other than that, it ll lower the final ratio a little
            Message 5 of 14 , Jun 30 8:38 PM
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              The lower profile tire will make it hard to get on the centerstand
              unless you back it on to a 2x4 first. Other than that, it'll lower
              the final ratio a little bit, but it should be OK.
              Poppa

              On Jun 30, 2009, at 3:38 PM, Clint wrote:

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              > wrong size. Original is 120/70-17, but the new one is 120/60-17.
              > Can it be mounted anyway? Thanks.
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            • Tom & Lisa Pritchard
              Size            Diameter          Circumference 120/70         23.614173        74.2159722 120/60        
              Message 6 of 14 , Jul 1, 2009
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                Size            Diameter          Circumference

                120/70         23.614173"       74.2159722"
                120/60         22.669291"       71.2463442"
                Difference      0.944882"         2.969628"
                essentially     1"                    3"

                Manufacturing differences may introduce that much of a discrepancy within
                any given nominal size.  And then there are the inflation pressure factors.

                Tom

                --- On Tue, 6/30/09, brillooo@... <brillooo@...> wrote:

                From: brillooo@... <brillooo@...>
                Subject: Re: [TriumphTrophy] Re: Wrong tire size
                To: TriumphTrophy@yahoogroups.com
                Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2009, 9:12 PM

















                We're not talking a noticble difference here







                In a message dated 6/30/2009 7:57:49 P.M. Central Daylight Time,

                motoworld2001@ yahoo.com writes:



                --- In _TriumphTrophy@ TriumphTrophTri_

                (mailto:TriumphTrophy@ yahoogroups. com) , "Mike Coustier" <Michael_Coustier@ Mic> wrote:

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                > It should mount fine; the tire will be slightly lower.

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                > If it isn't a PITA, I'd return it for the 120/70.

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                > --- In _TriumphTrophy@ TriumphTrophTri_

                (mailto:TriumphTrophy@ yahoogroups. com) , "Clint" <cdmoyer@> wrote:

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                > > I ordered a set of tires and just realized that the front is the wrong

                size. Original is 120/70-17, but the new one is 120/60-17. Can it be

                mounted anyway? Thanks.



                If the tire is slightly lower as Mike has noted, the steering would likely

                turn-in quicker / lighter feeling.

                Maybe not a bad thing...



                ************ **Make your summer sizzle with fast and easy recipes for the

                grill. (http://food. aol.com/grilling ?ncid=emlcntusfo od00000005)



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              • Clint
                I think a reduction in diameter of 24mm is is significant. I ve sent it back for the correct size. Thanks, everyone.
                Message 7 of 14 , Jul 1, 2009
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                  I think a reduction in diameter of 24mm is is significant. I've sent it back for the correct size. Thanks, everyone.


                  --- In TriumphTrophy@yahoogroups.com, Tom & Lisa Pritchard <anotherthyme@...> wrote:
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                  > Size            Diameter          Circumference
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                  > 120/70         23.614173"       74.2159722"
                  > 120/60         22.669291"       71.2463442"
                  > Difference      0.944882"         2.969628"
                  > essentially     1"                    3"
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                  > Tom
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                  > --- On Tue, 6/30/09, brillooo@... <brillooo@...> wrote:
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                  > From: brillooo@... <brillooo@...>
                  > Subject: Re: [TriumphTrophy] Re: Wrong tire size
                  > To: TriumphTrophy@yahoogroups.com
                  > Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2009, 9:12 PM
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                • Tom
                  ... FYI, I have been installing a non-standard rear tire on my Trophy for several years now, 160/70-17 ,verses the stock 170/60-17. The reasons being are two
                  Message 8 of 14 , Jul 1, 2009
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                    --- In TriumphTrophy@yahoogroups.com, "Clint" <cdmoyer@...> wrote:
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                    > I think a reduction in diameter of 24mm is is significant. I've sent it back for the correct size. Thanks, everyone.


                    FYI,
                    I have been installing a non-standard rear tire on my Trophy for several years now, 160/70-17 ,verses the stock 170/60-17.

                    The reasons being are two fold which apply to one end result.
                    The 160/70-17 rear tire is slightly taller and slimmer, which in turn allow the bike to feel lighter and turn in quicker.

                    This make the machine easier to manage, when wiggling through the twisty roads...
                    Tom D.
                  • Mike Coustier
                    ... IMO, this is the correct decision... particularly with the front.
                    Message 9 of 14 , Jul 1, 2009
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                      --- In TriumphTrophy@yahoogroups.com, "Clint" <cdmoyer@...> wrote:
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                      > I think a reduction in diameter of 24mm is is significant. I've sent it back for the correct size. Thanks, everyone.
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                      IMO, this is the correct decision... particularly with the front.
                    • jackon2wheelz
                      The overall diameter would be impacted by 24mm, but the ride height would only be impacted by 12mm, yes? Jack Placerville, CA
                      Message 10 of 14 , Jul 1, 2009
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                        The overall diameter would be impacted by 24mm, but the ride height would only be impacted by 12mm, yes?

                        Jack
                        Placerville, CA

                        --- In TriumphTrophy@yahoogroups.com, "Clint" <cdmoyer@...> wrote:
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                        > I think a reduction in diameter of 24mm is is significant. I've sent it back for the correct size. Thanks, everyone.
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                        > --- In TriumphTrophy@yahoogroups.com, Tom & Lisa Pritchard <anotherthyme@> wrote:
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                        > > Size            Diameter          Circumference
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                        > > 120/70         23.614173"       74.2159722"
                        > > 120/60         22.669291"       71.2463442"
                        > > Difference      0.944882"         2.969628"
                        > > essentially     1"                    3"
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                        > > any given nominal size.  And then there are the inflation pressure factors.
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                        > > --- On Tue, 6/30/09, brillooo@ <brillooo@> wrote:
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                        > > From: brillooo@ <brillooo@>
                        > > Subject: Re: [TriumphTrophy] Re: Wrong tire size
                        > > To: TriumphTrophy@yahoogroups.com
                        > > Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2009, 9:12 PM
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                        > > --- In _TriumphTrophy@ TriumphTrophTri_
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                        > > (mailto:TriumphTrophy@ yahoogroups. com) , "Mike Coustier" <Michael_Coustier@ Mic> wrote:
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                        > > ************ **Make your summer sizzle with fast and easy recipes for the
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                      • Mike Coustier
                        If my high school math backs me up, yes, you are correct. However, that s damn near 1/2 drop in the front. While not significant to some, that s in my
                        Message 11 of 14 , Jul 1, 2009
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                          If my high school math backs me up, yes, you are correct.

                          However, that's damn near 1/2" drop in the front.
                          While not significant to some, that's in my uncomfortable zone.

                          --- In TriumphTrophy@yahoogroups.com, "jackon2wheelz" <jackon2wheelz@...> wrote:
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                          > The overall diameter would be impacted by 24mm, but the ride height would only be impacted by 12mm, yes?
                          >
                          > Jack
                          > Placerville, CA
                        • Ed Johnson
                          You are correct. Putting it in another perspective; Do you have a reason, or any desire, to shorten your front forks by 1/2 ? Essentially that s what you would
                          Message 12 of 14 , Jul 1, 2009
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                            You are correct. Putting it in another perspective; Do you have a
                            reason, or any desire, to shorten your front forks by 1/2"? Essentially
                            that's what you would be doing. The Trophy, compared to an old Bonneville,
                            is a little "top heavy" at low speed to start with. What that means is that
                            it is "easier to steer but easier to drop" at low speeds. At higher speeds,
                            it also quickens the steering. This means that any wobble, or differential
                            in steering, will be quicker and harder to control than the factory designed
                            it to be. As a former racer, we used to do this for a reason. However, by
                            the time I reached the age of 27, I noticed that I was less able to handle
                            the reaction time necessary to be useful by those kinds of modifications.
                            You only have two wheels. Anytime you change the height relationship between
                            the front and the rear of a motorcycle, you have changed the steering
                            geometry. Are you really capable of accepting that responsibility? Can you
                            handle it? Large wheels [tires] want to go straight. Smaller Wheels [tires]
                            want to turn.
                            Having said that; My only interest, in this topic, is to keep
                            someone safe. Changing tire sizes on a car is pretty elementary. On a
                            motorcycle, it changes the steering geometry.
                            Regards
                            Ed J.


                            -----Original Message-----
                            From: TriumphTrophy@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TriumphTrophy@yahoogroups.com]
                            On Behalf Of jackon2wheelz
                            Sent: Wednesday, July 01, 2009 4:48 PM
                            To: TriumphTrophy@yahoogroups.com
                            Subject: [TriumphTrophy] Re: Wrong tire size

                            The overall diameter would be impacted by 24mm, but the ride height would
                            only be impacted by 12mm, yes?

                            Jack
                            Placerville, CA

                            --- In TriumphTrophy@yahoogroups.com, "Clint" <cdmoyer@...> wrote:
                            >
                            > I think a reduction in diameter of 24mm is is significant. I've sent it
                            back for the correct size. Thanks, everyone.
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                            > --- In TriumphTrophy@yahoogroups.com, Tom & Lisa Pritchard <anotherthyme@>
                            wrote:
                            > >
                            > > Size            Diameter          Circumference
                            > >
                            > > 120/70         23.614173"       74.2159722"
                            > > 120/60         22.669291"       71.2463442"
                            > > Difference      0.944882"         2.969628"
                            > > essentially     1"                    3"
                            > >
                            > > Manufacturing differences may introduce that much of a discrepancy
                            within
                            > > any given nominal size.  And then there are the inflation pressure
                            factors.
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                            > > Tom
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                            > > --- On Tue, 6/30/09, brillooo@ <brillooo@> wrote:
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                            > > From: brillooo@ <brillooo@>
                            > > Subject: Re: [TriumphTrophy] Re: Wrong tire size
                            > > To: TriumphTrophy@yahoogroups.com
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                            > > --- In _TriumphTrophy@ TriumphTrophTri_
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                            > > (mailto:TriumphTrophy@ yahoogroups. com) , "Mike Coustier"
                            <Michael_Coustier@ Mic> wrote:
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                            > > ************ **Make your summer sizzle with fast and easy recipes for
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                          • jackon2wheelz
                            Dudes, I was not advocating for the smaller tire, merely curious if my math skills had eroded since college. I agree that a half-inch on a front tire is a lot
                            Message 13 of 14 , Jul 2, 2009
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                              Dudes,
                              I was not advocating for the smaller tire, merely curious if my math skills had eroded since college.

                              I agree that a half-inch on a front tire is a lot and I also would have returned the tire.

                              Ride on, and have a Happy 4th of July!!! (No offense to my UK brethren) LOL

                              Jack
                              Placerville, CA


                              --- In TriumphTrophy@yahoogroups.com, "Ed Johnson" <edljohnson2@...> wrote:
                              >
                              > You are correct. Putting it in another perspective; Do you have a
                              > reason, or any desire, to shorten your front forks by 1/2"? Essentially
                              > that's what you would be doing. The Trophy, compared to an old Bonneville,
                              > is a little "top heavy" at low speed to start with. What that means is that
                              > it is "easier to steer but easier to drop" at low speeds. At higher speeds,
                              > it also quickens the steering. This means that any wobble, or differential
                              > in steering, will be quicker and harder to control than the factory designed
                              > it to be. As a former racer, we used to do this for a reason. However, by
                              > the time I reached the age of 27, I noticed that I was less able to handle
                              > the reaction time necessary to be useful by those kinds of modifications.
                              > You only have two wheels. Anytime you change the height relationship between
                              > the front and the rear of a motorcycle, you have changed the steering
                              > geometry. Are you really capable of accepting that responsibility? Can you
                              > handle it? Large wheels [tires] want to go straight. Smaller Wheels [tires]
                              > want to turn.
                              > Having said that; My only interest, in this topic, is to keep
                              > someone safe. Changing tire sizes on a car is pretty elementary. On a
                              > motorcycle, it changes the steering geometry.
                              > Regards
                              > Ed J.
                              >
                              >
                              > -----Original Message-----
                              > From: TriumphTrophy@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TriumphTrophy@yahoogroups.com]
                              > On Behalf Of jackon2wheelz
                              > Sent: Wednesday, July 01, 2009 4:48 PM
                              > To: TriumphTrophy@yahoogroups.com
                              > Subject: [TriumphTrophy] Re: Wrong tire size
                              >
                              > The overall diameter would be impacted by 24mm, but the ride height would
                              > only be impacted by 12mm, yes?
                              >
                              > Jack
                              > Placerville, CA
                              >
                              > --- In TriumphTrophy@yahoogroups.com, "Clint" <cdmoyer@> wrote:
                              > >
                              > > I think a reduction in diameter of 24mm is is significant. I've sent it
                              > back for the correct size. Thanks, everyone.
                              > >
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                              > > --- In TriumphTrophy@yahoogroups.com, Tom & Lisa Pritchard <anotherthyme@>
                              > wrote:
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                              > > > Size            Diameter          Circumference
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                              > > > 120/70         23.614173"       74.2159722"
                              > > > 120/60         22.669291"       71.2463442"
                              > > > Difference      0.944882"         2.969628"
                              > > > essentially     1"                    3"
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                              > > > Manufacturing differences may introduce that much of a discrepancy
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                              > > > any given nominal size.  And then there are the inflation pressure
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                              > > > Tom
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                              > > > --- On Tue, 6/30/09, brillooo@ <brillooo@> wrote:
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                              > > > From: brillooo@ <brillooo@>
                              > > > Subject: Re: [TriumphTrophy] Re: Wrong tire size
                              > > > To: TriumphTrophy@yahoogroups.com
                              > > > Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2009, 9:12 PM
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                              > > > We're not talking a noticble difference here
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                              > > > In a message dated 6/30/2009 7:57:49 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
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                              > > > motoworld2001@ yahoo.com writes:
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                              > > > --- In _TriumphTrophy@ TriumphTrophTri_
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                              > > > (mailto:TriumphTrophy@ yahoogroups. com) , "Mike Coustier"
                              > <Michael_Coustier@ Mic> wrote:
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                              > > > > It should mount fine; the tire will be slightly lower.
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                              > > > > If it isn't a PITA, I'd return it for the 120/70.
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                              > > > > --- In _TriumphTrophy@ TriumphTrophTri_
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                              > > > (mailto:TriumphTrophy@ yahoogroups. com) , "Clint" <cdmoyer@> wrote:
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                              > > > > > I ordered a set of tires and just realized that the front is the
                              > wrong
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                              > > > size. Original is 120/70-17, but the new one is 120/60-17. Can it be
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                              > > > mounted anyway? Thanks.
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                              > > > If the tire is slightly lower as Mike has noted, the steering would
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                              > > > turn-in quicker / lighter feeling.
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                              > > > Maybe not a bad thing...
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                            • Tom
                              ... Jack, I would not sweat it, the difference is minimal. Besides, the machine would feel a slight bit lighter when working it through the twisties! As for a
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                                --- In TriumphTrophy@yahoogroups.com, "jackon2wheelz" <jackon2wheelz@...> wrote:
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                                > Dudes,
                                > I was not advocating for the smaller tire, merely curious if my math skills had eroded since college.
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                                > I agree that a half-inch on a front tire is a lot and I also would have returned the tire.
                                >
                                > Ride on, and have a Happy 4th of July!!! (No offense to my UK brethren) LOL
                                >
                                > Jack
                                > Placerville, CA

                                Jack,
                                I would not sweat it, the difference is minimal. Besides, the machine would feel a slight bit lighter when working it through the twisties!

                                As for a concern for stability, I would have to prove out anyones theory that the smaller tire would be troublesome.
                                These machines are top heavy, period!
                                These machines are incredibly stable, at low speed, in sand, and at a very fast pace. Been there, done it, on orad, and off!
                                A full tank of fuel worries me, in any case, dropping one of these beast should all ways be a concern at low speed!!! Once it starts to go over, not very many a men can stop it from touching down.


                                Tom D.
                                USA, CT.
                                Just another CT. Yankee!!!
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