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The C10, aka Kawasaki Concours - The Original => Accessories and Modifications - C10 => Topic started by: Sparkie on May 16, 2011, 08:35:49 pm

Title: Just added 17" rear
Post by: Sparkie on May 16, 2011, 08:35:49 pm
First of all a big thanks to all the guys that came up with this mod. I found a used Kosman wheel last year and finally mounted up a new tire this past weekend. Very nice upgrade as I was able to put on the Avon Storm dual compound tire. So far I'm very impressed with the handling. I mounted the 160/70-17 tire which is a little taller than stock and noticed a slight lowering of engine rpm at cruising speed. Thats a welcome change too. I'm wondering about speedo calibration now. If the 160/70-17 tire is a little taller than stock, is my speedometer indicated speed closer to being accurate? Or is my indicated speed now further off? Thanks for any help, Mark
Title: Re: Just added 17" rear
Post by: T Cro ® on May 16, 2011, 08:39:03 pm
Speedo is driven by the front wheel.....  :loco:
Title: Re: Just added 17" rear
Post by: Sparkie on May 16, 2011, 08:58:12 pm
 ??? Thanks T-Cro, that makes perfect sense when you put it like that.
Title: Re: Just added 17" rear
Post by: T Cro ® on May 16, 2011, 09:35:04 pm
??? Thanks T-Cro, that makes perfect sense when you put it like that.

Thought so.....  :rotflmao:

BTW I run a 120/70-17 on my ZRX front end and my speedo is only off by 2 MPH on the slow side..... The 130/70-18 tire mounted to the original wheel used to cancel out any speedo error before I made the swap.