|DIABLO ROSSO II 140/70R17 REAR TIRE|
DIABLO ROSSO II 110/70ZR17 FRONT TIRE
I have a 2010 SE. I wanted to get some reasonably sticky rubber. But I could only find Pirelli Sport Demons in stock sizes. I tried a pair. They are ok but they are skittish. They are bias ply and I am sure a better rider could get more out of them. I don't need the cheap thrills.
So digging through the forum I saw that these Rosso's will fit within bounds on our SE rims. Not ideal, but in bounds.
So I got a pair of these.
Here is my problem, the front is 12mm taller. This reduces my effective fork angle. The rear is 15mm less than before. This reduces my rake more. So I lose a good bit of rake from these tires. I am lowering 7.5+6 or 13.5 mm of elevation, rear patch to front patch.
I could put a spacer in the shocks but that really only increases the swing arm rake and more is not better. Besides the suspension is dialed in so if I can just lower the bike I will be good. And with the slightly smaller rear tire diameter it will rev a bit quicker.
I am going to do a bit of measuring and see how much I can lower the front forks. I have the tubes up over the top yoke by 5mm right now. So I have lost a combined 13.5MM, Maybe I can go another 5 mm above the yoke and not have anything hitting. I would be surprised if I could recapture the full loss in rake angle. I will let you know.
I just enjoyed the comfort of the radials and I am hoping I can mitigate the effect of the size changes with these nice sticky tires.
So have you ever run these tires??
How low are you able to move the front tubes up past the top of the yoke without hitting anything on front end compression?