Rear tire size...

Max Kool

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A friend of mine just received the first of a few Badwinners shipments to build her own Badwinners Leclerc 701. Yes, the full monty!

Anyway, included in the kit are 5.5x17" Dymag carbon fiber wheels. This size should accept 180 width tires. Here's the thing, I know first hand even a 160 on a 5" rear wheel can be pretty tight at the chain side. My first -OEM- rear tire rubbed the chain ever so slightly as soon as the chain tension got a little loose, and yes the wheel was properly aligned.

Some guy on the other forum installed BST or Rotobox wheels on his Vitpilen a while ago and ran into issues at the chain side intitially. Some tires fit, others are just too close to the chain. So my question to the collected wisdom here: which 180 tires (brand, model) are know to fit between the swingarm on a 5.5" rim without rubbing the chain?
 
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If I am not mistaken only the z900 / mt-07 can fit a db killer, the normal 701 cr-t and all other bikes are with no killer and not street legal, except the s1000 with no killer and still street legal.
 

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And in the pictures here, the tires look like they sport the Pirelli Diablo "lightning bolt" tread pattern

 
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