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Hey guys and gals .. I am looking to put a larger (wider ) rear tire on my 950. I am wondering if anyone has ever seen or actually put on a 200/60r/16 on the rear of a 950 ... How did it fit under? My 950 is lowered also. Any info would be great

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I don't know the answer to your question, but my fil rides a Strat deluxe and he put a car tire on the rear. His neighbor rides a Suzuki v-strom 650, and he put a car tire on the rear as well. I know it sounds nuts, but I have seen a couple of other bikes around town that have car tires on them too.
 

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i don't think i've heard of anyone putting on larger than a 180 without it being a custom build by a shop that required different fender and swing arms. and i've been told by a yamaha service shop they won't put on anything larger than a 180 on this model. i've got a 180 and i haven't seen anyone post any regrets for stepping up from the 170. my bike is also lowered 2.25" and there are no clearance issues.
 

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looks like a metzeler me880 marathon 200/60 r16? what differences in handling/riding characteristics have you noticed from the stock size? any changes in speedo accuracy? for comparison sake, the stock size is 170/70-16.
 

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Yes. Those are Metz on it. As the radius is 16 on both tires, there is not any difference in speedo (you can google online tire speedo difference calc btw). I didn't have a chance to ride this bike with stock tires as I've bought it with 200 tires installed already. But I don't have any issues on high speeds or in corners. Maximum there can be difference in turn radius, but with 200 I'm ok anyway
 

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Maybe there can be difference in 5-10 kmph less at higher speeds. But I did 180 kmph on this bike. Once again, hard to compare as I never rode it with stock size.
 
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