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Old 11-27-2009, 03:24 PM   #1
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tire help

i have a 03 r6 that has 180/55zr17 rear and a 120/60zr17 front.
i have a extra set of tires that are 190/50zr17 rear and 120/70zr17 front will these tires work on my r6?
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Old 11-27-2009, 03:26 PM   #2
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Old 11-27-2009, 03:32 PM   #3
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receomended, ah it'll keep the bike rolling.
so the front will still work?
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Old 11-27-2009, 03:33 PM   #4
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Old 11-27-2009, 03:34 PM   #5
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yes. im pretty sure that's what i have on the front of my r6.
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Old 11-27-2009, 03:38 PM   #6
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the bike came with new bridgestones and when your at a low speed turn the front feels funky just turning though.Maybe just the way r6s are not real sure i used to have a gixxer and it didnt do that...
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Old 11-27-2009, 03:46 PM   #7
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did you check the tire pressure?
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Old 11-27-2009, 04:18 PM   #8
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did you check the tire pressure?
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Old 11-27-2009, 04:43 PM   #9
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did you run your hand over it to see if the shape of the tire was some how off on it?
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It is the rear. That 190/50 will not fit on a 5.5" rear correctly. Now a 190/55 will work fine, but not the 190/50. The front 120/70 is way better than the 120/60 IMHO.
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did you run your hand over it to see if the shape of the tire was some how off on it?
yeah it feels fine...
i guess i should find someone to trade or sell the rear tire i have now.
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can't go wrong with information from john. he knows his stuff bout tires.
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a 190/50-17 will work just fine on a 5.5 inch wheel. it will just crown a little more than a 180/55.
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It is the rear. That 190/50 will not fit on a 5.5" rear correctly. Now a 190/55 will work fine, but not the 190/50. The front 120/70 is way better than the 120/60 IMHO.
He is definitely right. 190/50 is intended for a 6" rim. So your tires profile will be changed. it will still work pretty well, i just notice a lack or traction when tipping it in there pretty good. I prefer the 180/55, or the slick's 180/64
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