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Old 04-14-2014, 07:50 AM   #1
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Better tires for a ninja 250

I really want to upgrade to stickier tires for my ninja 250 . . . havent been able to make out if any of the ones mentioned in the forums require some kind of modification (like lifting up the front fender etc). I'd rather get one that does not require all that . . .

Any suggestions? as sticky as possible, tire life not an issue as its just for the track . . .
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If you are running IRC's anything would be better. Any sport/sport touring 120 front and 140/150 rear should work w/o mods.
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You're best sticky street tires are Pirelli diablo Rossi II or Bridgestone BT-003. Is this on an older 250 or the 08-12?
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If you are running IRC's anything would be better. Any sport/sport touring 120 front and 140/150 rear should work w/o mods.
yeah stock, didnt work very well the last two trackdays i did . . . cold weather didnt help either

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You're best sticky street tires are Pirelli diablo Rossi II or Bridgestone BT-003. Is this on an older 250 or the 08-12?
its a 12 . . .
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You're best sticky street tires are Pirelli diablo Rossi II or Bridgestone BT-003. Is this on an older 250 or the 08-12?
I'm checking online, the sizing chart is a bit confusing,

Current Rear- 130/17-70
Online diablo size- 140/70HR-17

So 70HR is the tire wall height and 17 is the rim size correct?
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The stock rear is a 130 and a 140 will fit fine. Can't really tell that much of a difference
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I'm checking online, the sizing chart is a bit confusing,

Current Rear- 130/17-70
Online diablo size- 140/70HR-17

So 70HR is the tire wall height and 17 is the rim size correct?
Yes
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I really want to upgrade to stickier tires for my ninja 250 . . . havent been able to make out if any of the ones mentioned in the forums require some kind of modification (like lifting up the front fender etc). I'd rather get one that does not require all that . . .

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If it's only for the track than most people run the Bridgestone R10 120/70/ZR17 front, and the 003 140/70/ZR17 rear.
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If it's only for the track than most people run the Bridgestone R10 120/70/ZR17 front, and the 003 140/70/ZR17 rear.

Contact whoopie, he can get you these!!!! this combo works great!!
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If it's only for the track than most people run the Bridgestone R10 120/70/ZR17 front, and the 003 140/70/ZR17 rear.
+1 and even with Kraze Kris riding it it holds on... That kid rides a 250 like its a liter.
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If it's only for the track than most people run the Bridgestone R10 120/70/ZR17 front, and the 003 140/70/ZR17 rear.
yes it is . . . . i'll check those out too, thanks!
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yes it is . . . . i'll check those out too, thanks!
Also what tire preassures are you running?
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Also what tire preassures are you running?
Guilty of not checking pressures the last two times i went out
That probably played a part . . .
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That probably played a part . . .
I run 28 front and 27 rear hot on the warmers. Other people might run a couple of pounds higher or lower.
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I run 28 front and 27 rear hot on the warmers. Other people might run a couple of pounds higher or lower.
ok i'll keep that in mind as well
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i think tire pressure might be the most important factor for you. But before anything, what's your lap time?
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i think tire pressure might be the most important factor for you. But before anything, what's your lap time?
Never really looked at lap times so far . . .
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Run the 120 front and the 140 rear on the Ninja 250. Most guys run the R10 fronrt on the track but fro the street I'd run the BT003.

Another excellent choice for the front on the track would be the Bridgestone SuperMoto Pattern front. It's designed to run on a lighter bike.

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Run the 120 front and the 140 rear on the Ninja 250. Most guys run the R10 fronrt on the track but fro the street I'd run the BT003.

Another excellent choice for the front on the track would be the Bridgestone SuperMoto Pattern front. It's designed to run on a lighter bike.

2014 bridgestone supermoto pattern motard front tire    mcss
Thanks for all the info guys
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