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  • micathia Posts: 55
    Stock Poster micathia
    08 Dec 2018 10:11 PM
    thx for all replys. 

    I guess I 'd better start 160mm next time I change the tyre. 

    I use this bike for commute. On city road as well as country road depending on the day of the week. 

    I have slipped the rear tyre several occasions during in the rain. Having a bigger tyre without too much investment on it is my best try to increasing the traction (and safety). 

    It's not for looking, at least not the only purpose. 
  • John.R Posts: 408
    Stage 1 Poster John.R
    08 Dec 2018 10:23 PM
    Ill guarantee a bigger tyre will not acheive what you're trying to solve. It doeant work that way. Best bet is to find a tyre that works well in the wet. Some are good and some are terrible. 
  • micathia Posts: 55
    Stock Poster micathia
    09 Dec 2018 12:26 AM
    Quoting John.R on 08 Dec 2018 10:23 PM
    Ill guarantee a bigger tyre will not acheive what you're trying to solve. It doeant work that way. Best bet is to find a tyre that works well in the wet. Some are good and some are terrible. 
    thx. I will mention that to dealer next time too. 
  • Krash Kinkade Posts: 2524
    Forum Legend Krash Kinkade
    09 Dec 2018 08:02 AM
    Quoting micathia on 08 Dec 2018 10:11 PMedited: 08 Dec 2018 10:12 PM
    thx for all replys. 

    I guess I 'd better start 160mm next time I change the tyre. 

    I use this bike for commute. On city road as well as country road depending on the day of the week. 

    I have slipped the rear tyre several occasions during in the rain. Having a bigger tyre without too much investment on it is my best try to increasing the traction (and safety). 

    It's not for looking, at least not the only purpose. 
    a bigger wider tyre, does not grip better in the rain. 
    normally a soft sticky tyre with a good tread would grip in wet condition's a bit better. but as soon as it's dry, the tyre that will work best changes ( less tread more contact ). you just need the happy medium & never trust any tyre 100% in the rain. as diesel fuel on the road, no tyre will grip.
  • micathia Posts: 55
    Stock Poster micathia
    23 Mar 2019 06:07 PM
    Hi

    Just to come back and say thank you for all suggestions. Today I finally put on the Shinko 777 Series 170/70-16 rear to replace the old 150/80-16. This should be a no brainer swap for anyone want to widern their Iron 883 rear withouth ANY modifications. 

    It is harder to fit the tyre onto the rim, as it is wider than spec. After the swap, my bike becomes noticeably stable/steady on the road. And noticeably better looking (though not perfect). And I don't feel any difference on lean angle. 

    Due to the super thin rim (3"), the actual width of the new tyre is not really 170, I doubt it is even 160mm, however, it is noticeably wider, thats all that matter. 

    The clearance has no issue at all. The clearance is more than 5mm at least from the upper and lower belt fender. Nothing needs to be modified to fit in. Given this 5mm+gap, I would bet 180/65-16 fit in too. 

    The most important number I need to look at is the circumference difference between 150mm and 170mm. 170/70-16 is the closest on paper (almost perfect match), next closest is 180/65-16. No 160mm tyres are better than this. 
  • HOG63 Posts: 124
    Stock Poster HOG63
    23 Mar 2019 10:33 PM
    The michelin scorcher 31 tyre at 180/70,16 (~$300) will just fit (less than 1% speedo diff.), but will need to be cut off the rim when worn out. 
  • micathia Posts: 55
    Stock Poster micathia
    26 Mar 2019 02:42 PM
    Quoting HOG63 on 23 Mar 2019 10:33 PMedited: 23 Mar 2019 10:35 PM
    The michelin scorcher 31 tyre at 180/70,16 (~$300) will just fit (less than 1% speedo diff.), but will need to be cut off the rim when worn out. 
    Actually, according to here"
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/tirecalc?tires=150-80r16-180-65r16

    180/65-16 is a closer alternative, instead of 180/70-16. 


  • HOG63 Posts: 124
    Stock Poster HOG63
    26 Mar 2019 10:19 PM
    Quoting HOG63 on 23 Mar 2019 10:33 PMedited: 23 Mar 2019 10:35 PM
    The michelin scorcher 31 tyre at 180/70,16 (~$300) will just fit (less than 1% speedo diff.), but will need to be cut off the rim when worn out. 
    Quoting micathia on 26 Mar 2019 02:42 PM
    Actually, according to here"
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/tirecalc?tires=150-80r16-180-65r16

    180/65-16 is a closer alternative, instead of 180/70-16. 


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