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livestrong6
post Dec 22 2007, 11:22 PM
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I'm new to this bulletin board and i have a question regarding buying new tires. I recently wrecked my front end and will be buying a front rim. I'm going to buy new tires at the same time but have been having a hard time finding the correct rear tire size (I was able to find a Michelin front tire on ebay):
Dunlop 140/60 VR18-V240
Bridgestone 140/60 VR18-V240
Michelin 140/60 ZR18
Pirelli 140/60 ZR18

I want to stay with my stock rims so is there any other size of rear tire that will work with my bike? Also, most of the riding I do is commuting to work and the casual weekend ride. What type tire would you recommend? Thanks in advance for your help.


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post Dec 23 2007, 03:12 AM
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QUOTE (livestrong6 @ Dec 23 2007, 12:22 AM) *
I'm new to this bulletin board and i have a question regarding buying new tires. I recently wrecked my front end and will be buying a front rim. I'm going to buy new tires at the same time but have been having a hard time finding the correct rear tire size (I was able to find a Michelin front tire on ebay):
Dunlop 140/60 VR18-V240
Bridgestone 140/60 VR18-V240
Michelin 140/60 ZR18
Pirelli 140/60 ZR18

I want to stay with my stock rims so is there any other size of rear tire that will work with my bike? Also, most of the riding I do is commuting to work and the casual weekend ride. What type tire would you recommend? Thanks in advance for your help.


im not sure i have an 89 and the biggest tire i can goto is a 150/60/18(160=rubbing swingarm) might be diff for ur bike since ur rear rim is 1/2 wider and a diff swing arm

some one correct me...


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post Dec 23 2007, 05:56 AM
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The Bridgestone BT014's are a good all around tire. I run a 150 on the rear without any clearance issues. Some have shoehorned a 160 on the rear but to me it's pointless. A 150 is plenty of tire for this bikes. Try and stay with matched compounds front and rear.
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post Dec 23 2007, 08:27 AM
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QUOTE (M in KC @ Dec 23 2007, 11:56 AM) *
The Bridgestone BT014's are a good all around tire. I run a 150 on the rear without any clearance issues. Some have shoehorned a 160 on the rear but to me it's pointless. A 150 is plenty of tire for this bikes. Try and stay with matched compounds front and rear.



Hi,
Sound advice for warmer climes,I have found the Pirelli did not wear well in sticky heat and 160 will make the bike feel VERY heavy and not it's usual nimble self


Merry Christmas all I am off the grid for a couple of days so do not break anything OK particularly yourselves & the bank balance after all you have an FZR depending on your cash LoL


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post Dec 23 2007, 09:56 AM
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All good advice so far. Now for mine. If you can match the front and rear tire (brand/model) you may be better off. I've run mismatched brands before without a problem, but I've heard others that had problems with the feel.
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post Dec 23 2007, 10:52 AM
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thanks for the advice. hopefully i'll be back on the road soon. merry christmas.


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post Dec 23 2007, 12:25 PM
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