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Bigger tires I want to put bigger tires on my motorcycle. How can I tell what will fit?

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No, you probably don’t want to put bigger tires on your motorcycle. They will probably make it handle worse, not better. To some people, bigger tires may look better, but to those in the know, they make the bike look like the owner doesn’t know anything about motorcycle suspension and steering.

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