Why not? Where I live (Hoosier state), it makes great sense. The OP is from Iowa, and I think his riding would be similar to mine?? We have some challenging roads, with gooves, pot holes, sand, rain, tar snakes, grass and various other obstacles, and the car tire handles them with ease, much more so than the mt (in my opinion). Have you ever hit your front brake on a road with a surprise patch of sand on it? Not fun, so we sometimes rely on the back brake a little more in that situation, and the car tire is MUCH more stable in the event of a slide. Then, for those brave enough to weather the cold, there is sometimes the chance of a surprise freezing mist or flurry on occasion. If I get caught in one of those, I will be glad to have the ct under me. It won't help the front much, but it will help in acceleration, braking, and stability. For mountainous regions, I would not recommend it; choose another option. But even though someone does not ride a million miles a year, it can still be benificial.Unless you ride a whole lot of miles a year there is no reason to go DS, especally on an 1100.
Maybe they are just trying so save you from the tongue lashing we get from those who've never tried it and say it can't be done?? ;-)
I've seen where there is a BF Goodwrench tire in the 195/65 16 that works. With the side wall flexing it's just a different ride that you adjust to after a few hundred miles. Of course that's true of putting any new tire on a bike.
so the larger tire (170 vs 195) will work? I was concerned about it being too big. what would be the width difference between the tires?I've seen where there is a BF Goodwrench tire in the 195/65 16 that works. With the side wall flexing it's just a different ride that you adjust to after a few hundred miles. Of course that's true of putting any new tire on a bike.
I put a 205 on my 1300 non-t, and I wish I would have went a bit narrower. I went with the majority, but it seems that a lot of people want to stuff the fattest thing they can get into the fender.