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  1. bronze

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    Hi all,

    Hopefully I am in the correct forum.
    Quick question. I am looking for some sticky performance tires for my Gunner - I have my eye on the Pirelli Night Dragons (if you know of a better performer, please let me know!) Handling and grip are more important to me than tire mileage.

    The Gunner's rear tire is 140/90. The PND's closest size is 150/80 on the rear.

    Would it be safe to get the 150/80's for the Gunner?

    Thanks a million!!
     
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  2. VoodooHighball

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    my highball runs 150/80 16s, the wheels are the same dimensions, and i'm planning on putting gunner wheels on it soon...so, yes, i would say its fine. please note the 150 is 10 mm wider, but may be a smidge shorter as well. (.4 inches by the math).
     
  3. Thor142

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    I ran the Pirelli Night Dragon on the front of my hammer. Its really sticky but cupped after only 4000 miles. Since then I've been running Avon Cobras front and rear. Wearing well and they stay nice and soft.
     
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    I plan on changing my tires in a couple more months and I am going with the night dragons. I have heard a lot of good reports about them. I, too, am more concerned about grip and handling than extremely long wear.
     
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    You'll like 'em then. Really soft sticky tires.
     
  6. rodhotter

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    looking at the avon site for motorcycle tyres with detailed specs shows that the OD of both sizes almost identical, 3.5" wide recommended rim width but other widths within spec as well. note that radial tyres generally spec a slightly wider rim. i have the ND's on my hammer, 3,000 miles + doing well with goot traction + handling. its sportier shape corners much easier as well!! also rides better than the OE dunrocks.
     

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