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Old 07-29-2011, 10:29 AM   #1
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tire difference

i found a tire online with a size of 120/60/17 and the bike specs cals for a 120/70/17 front tire, is there a difference in handling? is for a fz6

now i looked at that one because of the price, found the rear for 125

and front for 95
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60 is shorter, lowers the front, quickens the steering, and has less rubber on the road.
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How does it have less rubber on the road? I thought it was a shorter side wall
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ok i bought a michelin pilot road for rear, right size 180/55/17

front tire that matches there is only the 60 available

so a michelin pilot road 2 for the front can be compatible? 120/70/17?
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ok i bought a michelin pilot road for rear, right size 180/55/17

front tire that matches there is only the 60 available

so a michelin pilot road 2 for the front can be compatible? 120/70/17?
It's probably ok but I'd rather have the Road 2 on the rear and the Road on the front. If I'm not mistaken the Road 2 is a harder compound. And yea, I know you can't swap them front to back and back to front
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How does it have less rubber on the road? I thought it was a shorter side wall
Should be the same, but all the 60's I've looked at are narrower as well.
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Should be the same, but all the 60's I've looked at are narrower as well.
yeah i aint going to buy the 60 im going to the stock 70
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Case in point
120/60 on the green bike, 120/70 on mine in the back

I was looking at it, and it was barely wider than the rim.. just looks tiny
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I think the width is the 120. Side wall is the 60 or 70. 17 is rim size. So the tire width is the same.
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I think the width is the 120. Side wall is the 60 or 70. 17 is rim size. So the tire width is the same.
Just because the tag says 120 doesn't mean it's really 120mm wide. I've dealt with this alot with rear tires on the motard. I've had 160/60/17 rears range anywhere from 159mm to 171mm. The Q2 120/70 I had measured 1.5mm wider than the 120/70 pilot power 2ct.
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there's really only one way to know if a 120/60 and 120/70 of the same brand and model tires are the same width, measure them!
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to my understanding...

2nd number is the sidewall, yes, (percentage of the width that it is tall) but i believe it is measured from the begining of the sidewall up to the tallest point of the center of the tire. so if the number is lower they are (often) a "flatter" round shape, where if the number is higher, it can be a pointier round shape. this can really vary from brand to brand, and model to model. pilot powers always have a really pointy profile. but go with what Mr F. said. can basicly be all over the place.
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well i finally found the matching tire, it happens that they are discontinued by michellin
and just fond one place that still have one in stock,

seems that next time ill buy a different one, uh well
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Case in point
120/60 on the green bike, 120/70 on mine in the back

I was looking at it, and it was barely wider than the rim.. just looks tiny
yeah i can see that

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I think the width is the 120. Side wall is the 60 or 70. 17 is rim size. So the tire width is the same.
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Just because the tag says 120 doesn't mean it's really 120mm wide. I've dealt with this alot with rear tires on the motard. I've had 160/60/17 rears range anywhere from 159mm to 171mm. The Q2 120/70 I had measured 1.5mm wider than the 120/70 pilot power 2ct.
havent look at it that way
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to my understanding...

2nd number is the sidewall, yes, (percentage of the width that it is tall) but i believe it is measured from the begining of the sidewall up to the tallest point of the center of the tire. so if the number is lower they are (often) a "flatter" round shape, where if the number is higher, it can be a pointier round shape. this can really vary from brand to brand, and model to model. pilot powers always have a really pointy profile. but go with what Mr F. said. can basicly be all over the place.
well i went with the 70 just to be safe, and honestly i havent measured different tires,

with the many crusty body parts that i have, i havent had the need to change tires before i total the frigging bike,


and to all, thanks so much for the replies and info. i really appreciate it,
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