No idea. I have run a couple of 200 wide tires with no issues but never considered going higher. I watch with interest.
Flashing stuff bothers most of us I think especially that last bar. What happens right before you run out of gas on these things? Does that last bar go away? Does a light come on?last bar starts flashing
You have guessed correctly! I missed when it began flashing and subsequently how miles remained - once.Let me guess... engine stops running. LOL!
LOL! I wished there was a light that came on at about half a gallon. I always reset my mileage anyway and do not worry too much about the bars.You have guessed correctly! I missed when it began flashing and subsequently how miles remained - once.
I do indeed realize that is the case. However I'm not too inclined to completely trust that just yet as sometimes my bike uses the go juice at a little faster rate than other times. Once I fully get used to the bike (I've only had it 2 weeks) I'll be more inclined to push it farther before I hit the gas station.You do realize that the when the last bar starts flashing you still have about 1 gallon of gas left.
Yep...the OEM tyres are even readily available now it seems....I just got a quote to replace mine with same.KurNorock, the odd tires sizes are a pain but at least it isn't like when they first came out. There is a thread somewhere here from 4 years or so ago with me going off about NO tires available for them. Ahh good times.
I've only owned mine since 12/2018 and finally had to try top speed. It was 126 mph.I am not sure about the revs. However the wider rear will affect the top end. Cuts out about 10 mph at top speed. May not be a big deal for most. But for me it was. Went back down to the 180 rear.
That doesn't make any sense at all to me. A tire that is wider but the same diameter, such as a 200/50/17, shouldn't affect top speed at all. The Valk is limited to 126 but has the power to go much faster, so even if the slightly wider tire is heavier, it should still be the same limited top speed.I am not sure about the revs. However the wider rear will affect the top end. Cuts out about 10 mph at top speed. May not be a big deal for most. But for me it was. Went back down to the 180 rear.
I've done a few searches, came up short.
I do mostly highway riding at the 75mph speed limit and while I have plenty of ooph at that speed, I'm also pushing 3200+ rpm and drinking more of the go juice than I'd like.
I was wondering if anybody has done any experimenting with tire sizes to see just how tall of a shoe we can cram back there to get a bit less rpm on those long high speed runs?
I'm doing my best to drive easy but I'm still under 200 miles on my tank with the fuel meter flashing at me.
So any suggestions? Much appreciated.
A 200/55 will be taller by nearly an inch than the 180/55 because metric tire sizes are silly. The second number is a ratio, not an absolute measurement. It means the tire sidewall height is 55% the tire width.Glad you brought this up. I was thinking the same thing. Metzeler has a 180 60 B17 listed. Im not sure what 5mm will gain on RPM if any. The 200 listed is a 55 same as stock.