Squid tech advice, lol. My 130/70-17 Pirelli Sport Demon is running beautifully 3000 miles later, thank you.
I wouldn't call it squid advice... I've worked around tires for years, more specifically 4 wheel vehicles but I know the negative side affects smaller tires have for those, and I personally wouldn't risk it on my bike. So I guess if you want to throw around the term squid very loosely then good for you.
I wouldn't call it anything, everyone has there own opinion but you must understand this bike was designed for a 140 width tire, regardless of 70 or 60 a 140 is fine, now a 130 is not something I want to look into because I saw that on a ninja and that looks to small for me. But I got the 60 because it was a lot more rounder than the 70 stock IRC. This tire has already given better cornering as well. Also 4 wheel atv's do not have to worry about surface area for leaning. Going smaller with an ATV tire is going to have a much different effect than doing the same on a 2 wheel motorcycle.
Last edited by Metaltechnician; 11-11-2012 at 11:26 PM.
I'm all for experimentation, but I'm a little skittish about tire size. I like to stick as close to stock as possible. If you squeeze a wider tire onto a stock rim, it'll fit, but it changes the handling characteristics of the bike. Most popular is putting a 190 where a 180 came from the factory. I was compelled to do this once due to availability issues at my shop. The bigger 190 sure looked butch, but it was a mite resistant to dropping into corners (this on my FZ1.) Going back to a 180 made it feel properly sporty again.
I'll be interested to hear a comparison of the handling with the stock CBR's 140mm vs the much more available 150.