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post #1 of 46 (permalink) Old 10-29-2012, 01:05 PM Thread Starter
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(Rear) Is bigger the better on Bonnie

I came across these guys make a 170x60x17 for rear and it says complete bolt on.
I have not seen very many bonnies out there with a bigger rear tire setup.
Some pics of a bonnie with a bigger tire would be most welcome.

Other than appearance part is there any advantage of going bigger in the rear & if you go bigger in the rear can you do some off roading?

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Purely my opinion (so take it with a grain of salt) but I'd say "NO"... bigger in the rear is NOT better (applies to women also. )

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Purely my opinion (so take it with a grain of salt) but I'd say "NO"... bigger in the rear is NOT better (applies to women also. )

I had the same thought....

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a little cushion in the rear is ok...140/80 or 90 ( i think)/17 is a pretty good option. slight bigger, fills in nicely
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I had the same thought....

Yea... that was too easy. I think shrini may be my new straight man.

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But seriously folks...

Shrini - I honestly can't see any benefit to a fatter rear tire, particularly on a Scrambler. Definitely not something I would spend money on for sure.

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Looks-wise, I love my 150. But a bigger rear tire has negative repercussions on handling. I somewhat negated that with a bigger front tire, but that opens up new problems. If I were an extreme rider, looking for functionality over style, I'd likely stick with the stock setup. Just my opinion

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Seems pointless to me. Why make expensive changes that detract from performance?

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Seems pointless to me. Why make expensive changes that detract from performance?
Some folks like a little junk in the trunk...

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Seems pointless to me. Why make expensive changes that detract from performance?
Because, performance aside, the stock sized tires look like they belong on a moped. Again, it's all up to where a person places the importance. Don't forget, some mods aren't noticed in certain areas. I didn't notice a drop in responsiveness when I lived in Florida. It was moving to Pennsylvania that exposed the tire (and also suspension) limitations on mine.

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