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Bigger tyre Hi, I Would like to maybe go with just slightly taller tires on my 06 Triumph R3 Classic. Not wider, maybe the same width, but a little taller would give me a little better gearing on the freeway, and look a little better. Can I go larger without any problems? What size would it be with the Metzler? Compared to stock size. Thanks,

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The Bridgestone Excedra tire for the Suzuki C109RT is a 240/55-16 which may be a little taller than stock. There are only three motorcycle tires that will fit the Rocket III Standard and Classic, as baggage1 stated. The Metzeler ME88 Marathon 240/50-16, the Avon Cobra 240/50-16, and the Bridgestone above. I haven't found the Bridgestone commercially available yet, but you may check with a Suzuki dealer. The only other choice is the dark side.. car tires.. Which do work very well.

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