Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: TKC80 for NC700x - 150/70B-17 or 170/60B-17?

  1. #1
    Member
    Bike: VFR1200X, CRF1000L, NC700X
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Location
    DFW
    Posts
    89

    TKC80 for NC700x - 150/70B-17 or 170/60B-17?

    I see the stock tires on a NC700X are 160/60R-17.

    The TKC80 doesn't come in that size, but does come in 150/70B-17 or 170/60B-17.

    I'm wondering for the NC700X that will be doing 50/50 rides, which would be better and why?

  2. #2
    Senior Member Wildfire's Avatar
    Bike: 2012 NC700XA
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    La Ronge, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Posts
    204
    I would use the 150/70-17 rather than the 170 for two reasons

    1 - It's cheaper

    2 - It's a smidgen taller

    My last two rears have been 150/70-17 Shinko 805s.

  3. #3
    Senior Member TKC80 for NC700x - 150/70B-17 or 170/60B-17? dduelin's Avatar
    Bike: NC700XD, ST1300, Elite 80
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    North FL USA
    Posts
    3,708
    Adventure touring applications generally use 70 or 80 aspect ratio tires, I guess because their taller sidewalls are more forgiving to pinching the tire or damaging the rim against a rock or hard-edged hole.
    Dave

    GL1800
    NC700XD




  4. #4
    Senior Member Rapturee's Avatar
    Bike: 2012 NC700x
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Location
    Post Falls IDAHO
    Posts
    660
    I too am replacing my rear tire and have been looking at that exact tire/size 150/70/17 :{)
    Fiat Justicia et Peret Mundus = Do the Right thing, Come what May!

  5. #5
    Senior Member Rapturee's Avatar
    Bike: 2012 NC700x
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Location
    Post Falls IDAHO
    Posts
    660
    I too am replacing both of my tires very soon and have been looking at the Shinko 705's. The 150/70/17 for the rear... :{)
    Last edited by Rapturee; 5th July 2018 at 19:24. Reason: rented fingers, my lease is about up though.
    Fiat Justicia et Peret Mundus = Do the Right thing, Come what May!

Similar Threads

  1. 2014 Honda NC700X For Sale (or Trade for NC700X DCT)
    By greginauguasta in forum Sell your Bike / Car / Truck
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 22nd June 2017, 11:18
  2. TKC80 on the Highway
    By 2soon2old in forum Tire Tech Talk
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 12th November 2015, 10:57
  3. Front TKC80 with 1,500 Miles and Tread Life?
    By belrix in forum Tire Tech Talk
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 15th July 2015, 22:10
  4. I screwed my TKC80
    By wildeone in forum NC750 Technical
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 1st July 2015, 07:52
  5. K60/TKC80 combo info, please.
    By TomInOregon in forum Tire Tech Talk
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 19th March 2015, 01:57

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •