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/\ LB, I went back and checked at Motorcycle Super store where I got mine and the next larger listed size was 180/65-16 over the 150/80-16 I got...
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I've been running a 160 Metz, just wondered if they offered that in a Commander II. Looks like they don't. I might just go back to a Commander II 150 next time. I still have a season left on my 880s.
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/\ LB, I didn't say they didn't make it, I was just sayin that Motorcycle Superstore didn't list it...
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Out of curiosity I checked and on Michelins website they list the sizes
for the Commander II there is a 160 for the 16 inch rear
Funny thing is I used their tire fitment guide on the right side it recommends a 130 for the rear, don't think so, but if you click on the "show me more" link it will offer a 150 or 160 rear so there it is.

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Out of curiosity I checked and on Michelins website they list the sizes
for the Commander II there is a 160 for the 16 inch rear
Funny thing is I used their tire fitment guide on the right side it recommends a 130 for the rear, don't think so, but if you click on the "show me more" link it will offer a 150 or 160 rear so there it is.

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http://www.michelinmotorcycle.com/in...vent=commander

All I see is a 160 for a 17" wheel????
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All I see is a 160 for a 17" wheel????
you're right, I didn't have my glasses on, I see in size 16 you can get a 180 or a 140 besides the 150 that is stock.
Would not want to put a 140 and 180 would probably be to big for the stock swing arm.


I'm actually happy with the stock Michelins on my bike, for now, I only got about 500 miles on them all dry miles, had not tried them in wet weather yet.

,but on my old Rigid Evos I always replace the stock tires with aftermarket tires usually Metzlers. I liked the 880 series they seemed to hold up well and not follow rain grooves.

IMHO going with Michelins is not a bad move.
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