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Old 03-07-2012, 10:47 PM   #1
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tire size for the track

Whats better 180-55 or 190-50 for track day use
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I would stick with the stock size the bike came with
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depends on the tire....

but generally 600's i'd stick with 180/55 and 1000's i'd go with 190/55.

you get a little more contact patch from a 190 on a 600, but it takes a few extra hp to turn that tire vs. the 180. it also changes the way the bike turns in a bit. it's a give or take scenario. smarter move would be to stick with the 180.

if you are running race tires, Dunlop does not make 180's, they offer 190's for 600's and 200's for 1000's. all the other major brands make 180's, 190's, and 200's
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usually 600cc come with 5.5" width of wheel, 180 is recommended
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I use a 190 dulop Ntec for the track. Turn in is great and it has so much grip. Don't be scared to run the larger tire. Just set the bike up for it.
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Thanks a lot! Ill go with 180
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What ever tire you go with keep in mind it will affect your ride height and geometry.
I recommend checking and adjusting your geometry whenever you make a brand/model or size switch, especially of the GSXR.
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Just wondering why a gsxr?
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Ok I have another question! What's the diff. On front tire size 120/60 and 120/70? What's better for the track
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Ok I have another question! What's the diff. On front tire size 120/60 and 120/70? What's better for the track
The 120/70 is a taller tire, which is what I would recommend. Mind you, I'm no expert...

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Just wondering why a gsxr?
The GSXR has a shallow swing arm angle and is also senstive to rake/trail settings.
I can explain it better by showing you on a bike. Swing by if you get a chance and I'll explain it more in depth.

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Ok I have another question! What's the diff. On front tire size 120/60 and 120/70? What's better for the track

The 120/70 is taller so it is more linear in it's turn in and has a better contact patch than the flatter 60 series profile.
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Thanks for the info and would love to drop my bike by but a lil far im located in beaumont
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