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    some pictures of the 160 Metzeler fitted to the standard rim


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    Hey PHATAZZ ..........looks really sweet you going to change your name??
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    Hey "FattAss" any rubbing issues with that 160? Nice ride tho..........

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    Fender is in stock location and there is no rubbing , plenty of clearance !!!
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    me like fat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WAYNE109 View Post
    Hey PHATAZZ ..........looks really sweet you going to change your name??
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    Took the bike out for the first real test after fitting the 160 to the front, and what a surprize !!! The handling is 'softer' and the rough patches on the road is not so noticable as with the stock front tyre. I can't notice any difference in the handling

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    what's the full size? 160?

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    160-60-18 METZLER !
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    Cool, I think my first bike had a 160 on the BACK! lol
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    ok so how much did the tyre cost as opposed to the standard

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodger1965 View Post
    ok so how much did the tyre cost as opposed to the standard

    Rodger,

    I don't know the price of the stock 130 tire, but the 160 put me back
    R 1,622.00

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    Hey RODGER , that tyre will make your UGLY bike look real pretty!!!!
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    Raaaiiit Wayne

    'Tis time for a new front, and I'm feelin phat meself - whre should I go to get this monster fitted?

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    Not a good idea displaying your number plate!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WAYNE109 View Post
    Not a good idea displaying your number plate!!
    Why? Its displayed to 1,000s of people everytime you go for a ride
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    This is how we do it in the U.S.

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    Do what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WAYNE109 View Post
    Not a good idea displaying your number plate!!
    you have yours displayed on your car in your picture so why not your bike? lol

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    ooops . will have to fix that ......
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    Quote Originally Posted by FattAss View Post
    Took the bike out for the first real test after fitting the 160 to the front, and what a surprize !!! The handling is 'softer' and the rough patches on the road is not so noticable as with the stock front tyre. I can't notice any difference in the handling
    my bike hadles much better w/ a 160/60/18 up front. I cant hardley feel the rough patches in the road now,
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