Tyre combination on CG125 80s

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Tyre combination on CG125 80s

I've just bought an old CG125 with an 18 inch front and 17 inch rear.

The bike has a newish Michelin Pilot Street tyre on the front (2.75") and a slightly older but good condition Michelin M62 Gazelle on the back (3.00").

Is this combination safe? I'm a little worried as the front seems quite slick while the rear has more of a tread to it.

There's an old rule that applies here: Never have a rear tyre that can out-perform the front. If any tyre is going to let go as conditions deteriorate then you want it to be the back one first! If the front has significantly less tread then there's a chance that it will let go first in the wet.

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