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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-03-2006, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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the misery sucks. no powers in my bikes size

I just went to the bike shop today to check out tires for the 500, turns out I cant get 110/70/17s or 14/70/17s either for it in a pilot power, just the pilot activs, or something like that. It sucks. anyone know if a 120/70/17 would fit the front? I REALLY REALLY want the powers on it, I just wont settle for anything else. perhaps someone can direct me to the size I need for my bike? this looking and waiting is hell.
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I just went to the bike shop today to check out tires for the 500, turns out I cant get 110/70/17s or 14/70/17s either for it in a pilot power, just the pilot activs, or something like that. It sucks. anyone know if a 120/70/17 would fit the front? I REALLY REALLY want the powers on it, I just wont settle for anything else. perhaps someone can direct me to the size I need for my bike? this looking and waiting is hell.
Have you tried www.kawiforums.com ? 120/70 will proly be too big for your fender.
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Have you tried www.kawiforums.com ? 120/70 will proly be too big for your fender.
NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! I'm in HELL! what CAN I do to actually get a tire that fits the bike?
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! I'm in HELL! what CAN I do to actually get a tire that fits the bike?
Try that forum. Maybe somebody has a 500 and they found some good tires or sizes that worked. Was size Powers do they have? 120/60/17 & a 160 rear still might be too big.
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Dlit, I'll check it out, and see, MAYBE, just MAYBE I can get something that'll fit. are the Pilot Activs very different from the Powers? I was told they're sport touring as opposed to sport tires, but dont know exactly what the real difference is.
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Dlit, I'll check it out, and see, MAYBE, just MAYBE I can get something that'll fit. are the Pilot Activs very different from the Powers? I was told they're sport touring as opposed to sport tires, but dont know exactly what the real difference is.
Let me look...
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sport touring means that you can't carve as hard as a sports tire, but the tire will last a lot longer and is made for more straight riding.

Unless you plan on attempting to drag knees or do some hardcore twisties all the time, I say you would be just fine on a sports touring tire.

Do you even have tread left on your stock tires? Don't worry about getting pilots until you think you can lean hard.

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Yeah, the ACTIV's are a biased-ply tire and would pretty much have the same profile as your stock tires. Proly more grip though. The Powers have an aggressive profile which is ideal for twisties. Those would be a good cruising tire and not the best carving tires. I'm sure you can still push it on those, but without the lean angle that powers can support.
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What are your stock sizes.
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Stock is I believe a 110/60 or 70/17 front, and 130/70/17 rear. my rear tire is worn out, front has tread left, but shows signs of cracking due to dryrot and I DO NOT want it to blow if I'm out riding it around somewhere. new tires are just cheaper than risking it with old questionable tires.
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As far as the 120/70/17 fitting you have to check the clearance of your fenders to the tire sides. I all reality it should fit due to the fact that you are only going to upsize 5mm on each side of the tire. just Have to do some measuring. good luck
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Avon has your size in the AV45/46 series http://www.avonmotorcycle.com/us/en/...e=SportTouring. I have them on my CBR and they are terrific.
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This has been a problem with the 500's for as long as I can remember.




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Thanks NW, I'll probably order a set of those and use em.
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Avon has your size in the AV45/46 series http://www.avonmotorcycle.com/us/en/...e=SportTouring. I have them on my CBR and they are terrific.
So they got a nice profile on them then? The profile on the stockers suck. They're radials right?
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As luck would have it, I never even thought of it, but www.pureacceleration.com carries my pilots in 110/60/17s. gotta go with a 150/60/17 for the back, but hey, if it works I'm very happy.
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As luck would have it, I never even thought of it, but www.pureacceleration.com carries my pilots in 110/60/17s. gotta go with a 150/60/17 for the back, but hey, if it works I'm very happy.
It may work, but who knows what the handling will be like. Putting on wider and lower tires will change the handling, and probably for the worse.
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sport touring means that you can't carve as hard as a sports tire, but the tire will last a lot longer and is made for more straight riding.

Unless you plan on attempting to drag knees or do some hardcore twisties all the time, I say you would be just fine on a sports touring tire.

Do you even have tread left on your stock tires? Don't worry about getting pilots until you think you can lean hard.
Also, from the user information under avatar he/she lives in FL like me. I've only been here less then a year, but so far the only twisties I've seen have been on highway entrance/exit ramps. Roads are pretty straight here.
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Call the manufacturer directly and they should be able to tell you what there product lines consist of.
Then you will know if they have plans to make that size,do make that size or have made that size in the past.

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Also, from the user information under avatar he/she lives in FL like me. I've only been here less then a year, but so far the only twisties I've seen have been on highway entrance/exit ramps. Roads are pretty straight here.
They are also notorious for having very limited east/west highways... right?!?!????




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