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I just purchased a 98' F3 and I noticed the front fairing is waaaay close to the tire tread in the front. It's almost touching. It even looks like it's been scraping a bit. The forks look straight and the fender isn't tweaked. The tire that is on there is a 120-70-17 and the owners manual says it's suppose to be a 120-60-17. Could this difference in tire size result in the fender being so close to the tread?
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Okay, after reading the whole thing, I think you mean fender, not fairing :eek: had me worried there for a second.

Yes, if a 60 instead of 70 is supposed to be on there, then it will be extremely close. You might want to check into putting back to stock, or check another tire make, as different manufacturers have different profiles (i.e. Dunlop - pointy center- v-shaped, Michelin - rounded, and not as high, etc.). Also, technically, some processes of manufacture have different growth characteristics (they expand more, or less).

Or, you can try to adjust the fender higher, but I don't know the layout of the F3.

Either way, 60,65, or 70 give different feeling to the front end, but none are "wrong" per say.
 

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LOL, yea my fender. :p . That would be jacked up if it was my fairing. :eek:
( yea , other than the sparks and the coolant gushing out, the tires a little close to the fairing. :rotfl: :rotfl: )

Thanks, I did'nt realiez the jump from 60-70 was that big.
 
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