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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-20-2005, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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I Need Opinions From SV guys

I need to decide what rear wheel I should use. I have a F3 5" and a stock SV rear that is 4.5". I use the bike for trackdays right now but I want to race soon, maybe this season. What do you guys think, I need to get ride of one of them, which one?

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I always say to stay with stock sizes so you don't throw off the original geometry of the bike, but I don't do track days so I would recommend visiting svrider.com. The best site on the planet for SV related info.

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choose which one you like better when you are on the track. Why do you have to get rid of one? If you start racing you may need both for different tracks who knows. I'm no expert just thinking logically.

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go wide

I have run track days and the bike likes the wider rear tire, 3.5 rims are old now and tires are going to wider sizes not narrower. also all the good rubber is available in wider sizes they will start fazing out the older stuff as the demand drops.

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If you can manage it, I'd keep them both. An extra set will come in handy for rain tires.

I can't comment on an SV tire vs. F3 tire. I suggest researching on SVrider forum for a much larger SV knowledge base.

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If you can manage it, I'd keep them both. An extra set will come in handy for rain tires.
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I know SVrider well and have gone through it. My problem is if I run the F3 rear wheel I will have to run SB classes and won't be eligible for SS. I don't really need to sell it, I just won't be switching between the two wheels for geometry sake. If I'm not using one of them I might as well sell it. I think I'll get ride of the F3 wheel, it's a shame cause it's a nice mod.

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I'd say stick with stock Ed Key has stock at least on his supersport bike, and last year was turning something like 17's I think on his SS bike. So I say stay with the stock size, and just run it if you get sub 20's and feel like you need the wider tire, then go for it but at least start with stock then you don't have to worry about anything running both classes.
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