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  • Q. Has anyone upsized their tyres? If yes then are you facing any problems while cornering? Do I need to change our modify anything? Is tyre touching the chain? I have a dual disc variant and I am planning to upsize both front and rear tyre by 1 size. What do you guys have to say about it - Pulsar NS160?

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    Mithesh
    Mithesh | 11 months ago

    @ P | Have you done this mod

    No. My friend has. My bike is relatively new and the new mrf stock tyres are good enough for now. I'll upsize once they get worn out. I'm thinking about using mrf revz s 130/70 R17 or ceat zoom rad 130/70 R 17 for rear and pirelli sport demon 100/80 R17.Here are few technical terms you need to know.Ns 160 (single disc): rear rim width 2.15×17. front rim 1.85×17.Ns 160 (dual disc/ abs): rear rim width 2.50× 17 . Front rim 1.85× 17( rear has wider rim)Pulsar 220: rear rim width 2.50× 17 . Front rim 1.85× 17Ns 200 : rear rim 3.50 × 17 . Front rim 2.5× 17.On both ns 160 varient , you can mount a 130/70 on rear and 100/80 on front. Putting a 100 /80 on front will give some speedometer error, if you don't want that to happen then stick to stock front tyre.On rear I've checked the 130/70 on both single disc and dual disc varient. It won't touch the chain, guard and swingarm, there is enough room for the tyre to rotate freely. But I don't recommend a 130/70 on rim 2.15× 17. It's too small to accommodate such wide tyre. As stock on 2.15×17 rim the tyre used is 110/80. 130/70 will fit on it but it won't look wide like ns 200 because of smaller rim. It'll look more like a 125 section tyre ( just giving you an idea) because the tyre will adjust its height and width according to rim width. On rim 2.50 × 17. A 130/70 will fit without affecting the sidewall height and tyre width. As a rule of thumb you can always upsize or downsize by 1 number but more than that will hamper your ride.

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    Zigwheels
    Zigwheels | 1 year ago

    Upsizing the tires is a possibility but there will be some effects on vehicle performance. If you replace any part with a different spec, you will most probably have to change some other related parts as well. So, if you upsize your tire, there is a chance that it might start brushing the swingarm and that will result in faster wear and tear than the normal rate. In terms of performance, with a wider tire, the performance will also be on the decrease, which can be seen in the fuel economy and the top speed of the bike. Also, the increased contact of the tire with surface results in increased efforts to handle the bike. However, it also has some advantages like the upsized tires have better traction control on any surface. It helps in emergency braking and provides a smoother ride.

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