Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Sandpoint, ID area
Re: Help with tires please.
By the time I put the 888 on the bike, I had read a post somewhere, in which an LT caught fire on the highway from a rubbing issue. (The extreme heat caused the FD fluid to catch fire.) It was i think the first substantial ride after the dealer put the 888 on that bike if memory serves.
So I was keen to check the clearance between the tire and the swing arm. Found it to be only a 2.1mm gap, with full tire inflation. So not knowing how much tire flex to expect, I added the extra spacer for insurance, but cannot tell any diff in handling.
Also, the tire wears well and I have no complaints about performance.
But to each his own...
2005 KLT Graphite Gray
2003 F650GS Black
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