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I'm going to start a list of the ACTUAL width of tires I come across since most tires don't measure out to be what they claim. This will be helpful for those trying to determine what will fit in their swingarm! Please post the following information:
  • Tire make, model, and size. Ex: Michelin Pilot Power, 160/60-17
  • Rim size. Ex:17x5"
  • ACTUAL WIDTH OF TIRE! Measure from outside of edge of tire to opposite edge, make sure tire is aired up to around the recommended pressure. (use large measuring calipers, straight edges with a tape measure, etc. Get creative.)

I'll start accumulating information from what I have and any wheels&tire combos that pass through my hands.
 

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Discussion Starter #2 (Edited)
  • Golden Tyre Racing Pro 162/60-17
  • 17x5"
  • 157mm wide, from lip to lip
  • Michelin Pilot Power 2CT 160/60-17
  • 17x5"
  • 163mm wide
  • Bridgestone Hypersport S20 160/60-17
  • 17x5"
  • 166mm wide (According to Bridgestone website)
 

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Dunlop Sportmax Q2 160/60-17
17x5"
162mm wide

NOTE : Red Green method of measurement used. +/- 1mm applies.

NOTE : If unsure of what "Red Green" is..... ask a Canadian.
 

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Dunlop Sportmax Q2 160/60-17
17x5"
162mm wide

NOTE : Red Green method of measurement used. +/- 1mm applies.

NOTE : If unsure of what "Red Green" is..... ask a Canadian.
Wtf is red green?

I had that same exact tire and it's wide as hell. Shaved a pound of rubber off the sides and it still rubbed the chain. Then after riding it the edge crept over and cut a groove in my swingarm.

I never measured it, but after the fact i found Dunlop tire literature specs it at 170mm. (the 170 specs at 165mm, wtf?)

It's prolly ~175mm on a 5" rim based on my experience with it. Fuck Dunlop...

2013 Dunlop literature


Sorry, I just needed to vent...
 

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"My chain rubs the tire"

(Said no-one ever about a pilot power in 160.)

I don't know what it measures. Probably 160mm, it's about the narrowest tire made.
 

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"My chain rubs the tire"

(Said no-one ever about a pilot power in 160.)

I don't know what it measures. Probably 160mm, it's about the narrowest tire made.
I don't see it in my posts, but I want to say I've measured a Pilot Power (non-2CT) at about 162mm




Metzler Racetec SM slicks

From the Metzler spec sheet:
16.5" front 125/80-R420 on a 17x3.50" - 124mm
17" front 125/80-R17 on a 17x3.50" - 121mm
17" rear 165/55-R17 on a 17x5.50" - 162mm
Metzler Racetec SM (K1 rear) 165/55-R17
17x5.00"
156.5mm
 

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Pilot Power 1 -- 150x60- 17 on a 4.50 rim = 150mm wide -

Battlax BT016 -- 150x60-17 on a 4.50 rim = 156mm wide -
( this tire is worn so the 162mm that rripilot lists is more accurate)
 

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Sorry for the dumb question after all the posts but can anyone confirm if a pilot power 2ct in 160 on a 17x5" wheel rubs the chain on a KTM 525?

Thanks a lot
 
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