Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Bangkok Thailand. Born and raised in Southampton, Hampshire, England.
Yes you can, simple as that. It's the perfect compromise between a 180 (which would in most cases rub on your swingarm) and a 160. The beauty of the 170 is you don't need to fit a larger wheel to safely accommodate a 170 and that it looks better than the stock size. The only down side is that you'll slow down the bike's turn-in but you'll probably not notice that unless you're a track superstar squeezing the most out of his/her's bike.
I'm guessing you bought the bike secondhand, because the 09-11 bikes came with Bridgestone rubber.
Last edited by 636karl; 01-06-2013 at 10:20 AM.