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Old September 7th, 2016, 06:36 AM   #1
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180/60 tire and hugger

I am replacing the stock tires finally and I went with Rosso Corsa IIs in 180/60. I'm a track guy and this taller rear tire profile is more what I'm used to. I think it will suit this bike quite nicely.

BUT, it barely fits under the hugger. I'm thinking at speed, it will rub. Guess I will have to mod the hugger, ditch it altogether, or get one with more room. Anyone replace the hugger? What brand and is there more room than stock?
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Old September 7th, 2016, 06:38 AM   #2
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I'd attempt to run it. Check it after a track day or a few hundred miles for marks or rubbing. Just my 2 cents.
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Old September 7th, 2016, 06:47 AM   #3
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I'd attempt to run it. Check it after a track day or a few hundred miles for marks or rubbing. Just my 2 cents.
Oh, I will try. It's touching a tad just on the stand.
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Old September 7th, 2016, 07:12 AM   #4
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I think it will depend on how far the hugger is going to flex. Did you have a Motard or a Strada? I know they use different rear huggers.
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Old September 7th, 2016, 07:21 AM   #5
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i suppose, fixing it with some washers will get it high enough
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Old September 7th, 2016, 04:46 PM   #6
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Hmm, as suspected it rubs pretty badly under way. I thought of raising the hugger with washers, but it attaches to both horizontal and vertical surfaces of the swingarm making that a real PITA. I think I will remove it and oval out the vertical holes so I can tilt it more... or cut it.
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Old September 9th, 2016, 06:22 PM   #7
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Ok. I was able to gain some clearance by ovaling the holes. As i suspected the tires are brilliant on this thing. Handles soooo much better. Falls into turns and affers more grip and feedback than the stockers.
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