I have also been debating putting a 170 instead of a 160 on my 750 when these Dunlops wear down. I am curious what is reasonable price to pay to have both tires changes if you bring in the tires you want put on. Anyone have an estimate? I know it would be cheaper to take both wheels off and bring them to a shop, however, I do not have a front stand...
The Pirelli catalog says the minimum rim width for a 170 is 5 inches. You can shoe horn one on the 4.5 inch rim, and I won't argue with someone who races them, but it will change the profile of the tire more than the manufacturer intended. It also raises the rear height (which would help turn in.) A 120/70 on the front will fit ok in profile for a 3.5 inch rim but will also raise the front which you probably don't want to do.
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