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What will be the effect on the handling if i fitted a larger width tyre to the bike

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You're handeling will be decreased. the larger the tire the harder it is to lean over and turn. also you need to watch fender clearences, that nothing rubs, especially on a hard bump.

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You have a very expensive, high-performance road bike. It is built for speed, not comfort. If a slightly larger width tire would fit that would give you some relief, as would a suspension seat post.

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If I am reading the tire size right you are dealing with a different width and not circumference. If in fact it is width it want make any difference, however, if it is circumference then if the tire is smaller the transmission is going to have to turn faster to get 50 MPH or any speed. The speed of your car is measured at the back of our transmission. Smaller tires will make the speed-0-meter read fast and larger tires will give you a slow reading. This is the one that will get you in trouble. With a larger tire and you meter reading 50 you might be doing 60 or more. You can figure the speed of any tire on a car just take the circumference of the tire [how many inches it travels in one revolution] and divide it into 5280' for miles then Multiply it by T=time taken to travel distance then figure in the RPM's and drive your self crazy trying to figure it out.
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Remove the tyre and inspect the rim for marks /flat spots and any damage that does not allow the bead of the tyre to seal properly. Next check that the tyre width is correct for the rim width . IF you have a 6 " rim and are trying to fit 225 tyres on it the beards will fall of the rim . If you are trying to fit 125 tyres on it then the side walls will sit up to straight and the tyre will fall of the rim. Discuss the optimum tyre for the rim with a tyre dealer and remember it is not a case of what you want but a case of what will fit the rim properly.

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Hi. Just check that it doesn't contact your swing arm, i.e measure room against tyre width. Otherwise it should fit. 120 tyre would be easier for your bike to pull in the dirt.

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The wheels could have been changed on the car from the standard original factory set and hence the tyre size may not be the standard factory original size.
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Check all 4 tyres because larger size tyres may have been fitted as a pair to the rear.

The size might read - for example 245 45 18 or 235 45 17 (there are a huge number of sizes for each model of tyre).

The first 3 numbers are the width of the tyres in mm eg 225 mmm or 235 mm and so on. The second 2 numbers are the tyre profile size or ratio (which can be 70 65 60 55 50 45 40 and so on. The third number is the wheel diameter size. If you have 18 inch wheels on the car the tyres will read 18 or if they are 17 inch wheels the tyres will read 17 and so on.

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A couple of things... are the tyres matched? You said you have changed the rear and the front is worn - this will definitely have an effect on handling, as will tyre pressures. The correct sizes for your tyres are: Front 120/70 ZR-17, Rear 180/55 ZR-17
You should ALWAYS use matched tyres - even differences between models in the same brand will be different and you shouldn't mix and match unless you are an expert - and I mean a real expert - pro racer or similar.
Tyre pressures for your bike are : 36psi front and rear. Unless your tyre manufacturer says different, use that figure. Unless all those things are right, you can't begin to diagnose handling issues.
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That is normal, most motorcycles run different size front and rear tyres. My BMW has a 21" in the front and a 17" in the rear. The tyre you buy should match your riding style. Don't get a race tyre if all you do is communting, the tyre will wear out too quickly. Expect to pay $150 or so for a rear tyre, perhaps a little less for the front. Mounting & balancing is normally $20-$50 per tyre. Many shops will not mount a tyre you bought somewhere else, keep that in mind if you order tyres from the internet.

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