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Can anybody let me in on the pros and cons of a 160 front tyre
 

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I have yet to see a con, but some of the pros include:

Better ride quality
improved cornering clearance
I just looks better
 

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Oh, I have heard this as a con, but have never had it happen and have only ever even heard of it happening a very few times:

If you catch a stone that is small enough to stick in your tread

but is big enough to not clear your fender

and you are going slow enough that it does not kick out of your tread before it gets to your fender

You may scratch the inside of your fender.
 

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What kind of tire are you using when mounting a 160 in the front?
Does Dunlop make an E3 in that size?? ???
 

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What kind of tire are you using when mounting a 160 in the front?
Does Dunlop make an E3 in that size?? ???
No E3 for the front in a 160. I just ordered the 130 E3 and will probably have some regrets down the road but I wasn't too comfortable with riding a different type tire up front with the Dunlop aft.

Jason
 

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What kind of tire are you using when mounting a 160 in the front?
Does Dunlop make an E3 in that size?? ???
Metz
 

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Metz has a 160 front and everything from 240 260 280 and larger for the back
 

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Is that a rear Metz mounted backwards or do they make a front in that size.

(I could look it up myself but if you have the time ;))
 

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Got the metz front and rear this mid summer. Cant think of one con other than waiting on the dealer to put them on.
You got the 160 front?
 

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Pros- only the cool kids run the 160 rear tire backwards. Looks.
Cons- you're not a cool kid if you don't have a 160 rear tire backwards up front. Huge shiny strips on a rear tire mounted up front.

I run a 130 z-rated front tire in the correct direction.
I run the 160 in the correct direction.

Metz says that running the rear 160 in the front in direction opposite of the directional arrow is the correct way to run it.

Don't knock it until you try it;)
 

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No cons, just do it. You can thank us later.
 

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The only con I have is the bike needs a little more input during aggresive twisties....othe than that the Metz 160 mounts in reverse to handle the loads the tire is made for.....
 

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would it still in a tire chock???dont have 1 just wonderin...
I wondered that exact same thing until last week when the check valve on my air ride died and I needed to borrow a friend's trailer to get it home.

His trailer has a basic chock at the front.

Much to my surprise, the 160 went right in.
 

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G'day Men'

Haven't noticed the VAST improvement in front wheel braking, mentioned as a 'Pro' !!! Where the standard sized Tyre is chirping and about to lock, this baby is way within it's limits, and pulling you up BIG TIME !!!
I run the Dunlop Roadsmart Sportmax 160/60 up front, which is a triple compound Tyre (Hard in the centre, Sticky on the edges) and it returns the best mileage I have ever gotten out of a front, by a country mile !!!
Just my 2cents worth.

Cheers,
Big Jim, Down Under.

P.S. NO ,,,,,, I haven't spelt "Tyre" wrong, this is how it is supposed to be written !!!
"Tire" is to run out of energy, weary, become sleepy !!!
You funny Americans !!! LMAO
 
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