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i was just wondering if a 180 will fit on the bike to replace the stock 160? would this be a bad thing or a good thing?
 

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in short, it might fit on the wheel but the profile of the tire will be way wrong b/c that size wheel isnt designed to carry a tire of that size.

bad idea too
 

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i see... damn too bad the diablos dont come in a 160 cuz of that pirelli deal
 

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wingzerothree said:
i see... damn too bad the diablos dont come in a 160 cuz of that pirelli deal
You can get a Diablo in a 160, but not the Diablo Corsas. The regular Diablos are probably better for the street anyways.

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oh cool... i wonder how they compare with our stock tires
 

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omaha 1 said:
Put a GSXR1000,750,600 rim on there and you can run a 180.
That's a possibility, but would the GSXR rim fit the stock swingarm? I'm not sure if I would want to go up to a 180 though, it would probably steer a bit slower and I like the 'flickability' of the stock size tires.
 

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Date: Monday, October 14, 2002
From: Jason Widmer
1. get a 93-95 750 or a 95-98 1100 wheel and cush drive (actually any wheel can work if you mess with the spacers)
2. 520 chain conversion
3. modify spacers
4. modify caliper mounting bracket

Its really easy to do.
1.start from the left and use the stock SV spacer between cush drive and swing arm.
2. (right side) cut SV inner spacer to 22mm
3. cut caliper bracket to 18mm(cut left hand side of bracket-side that touches swing arm)

-Jason (JWIDSVS)



This note from Darren Nixon:

In addition to the listed information, you MUST use the SV wheel bearings in the GSXR wheel. The spacer inside the SV cushdrive needs to be shortened to the same length as the GSXR cushdrive spacer. Use the modified SV cushdrive spacer between the GSXR cushdrive bearing and wheel bearing. I needed an inner right spacer of 20mm not 22mm.

Thanks for the support your website offers,
Darren
 

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wingzerothree said:
i was just wondering if a 180 will fit on the bike to replace the stock 160? would this be a bad thing or a good thing?
buddy..... just buy the GSX-R1000! You won't regret it.:D
 

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you hurt handling with a 180 tire.. slows turn in and messes up the wonderful handling of the bike... unless your drag racing (on a sv??), a 180on a SV is not worth the time/effort.. and shoehorning a 170 on makes one unstable...
 

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bad idea

everyone thinks that bigger tires are better but usually changing from the factories recommended size rezults in crappy handling and I think the undesireable effects would be even more pronounced in a smaller bike such as the sv
 

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blueFLsv said:
unless your drag racing (on a sv??), a 180on a SV is not worth the time/effort.. and shoehorning a 170 on makes one unstable...
Even drag racing with a 180 instead of a 160 would most likely slow you down due to there being more unsprung weight to spin.;)
 

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Just get the regular Diablos. I've had a set on for ~3k miles on my'02 svs. Great tire, WAY better than the stock mez4's. For a street tire they're great, warm up fast, haven't cupped or flat spotted bad(and i've done way more highway miles than anything else), they communicate well when warm, and the overall stick is much improved over stock.

only problem is I still have chicken strips(~1/4") and i'm scraping pegs... need rearsets...
 

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the wider the back tire the worse its going to handle.because that tire isnt made for that bike and if you get to the edge the wider tire will roll and cause an unstable feeling. most of the dudes that ride r1s up here put 180s on them and love it. i put one on my 1000 but it liked to spin it out and i went back to the 190 and havent had any trouble.
 

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Stick w/the stock 160. I put Sportec M1's on my SV and they made a huge difference over the sport touring stock tires.
 

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most of the TL owner go from a 190 to a 180 with good results. so i wouldn't think that going up sizes on an SV would be beneficial
 
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