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Old 06-04-2008, 11:50 PM   #1
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front tire??

how many of you are running a 120/60 17 on the front of your gixxer or equivalent as track bike only?
i know its gonna make it turn faster,but is it worth giving up the clearance?
i got a of a deal on some michelin slicks but only now did i realize the front was a lower profile.
i believe the OEM calls for 120/70 17.....
may run at MSR-C this weekend..
also does any one have an opinion on that particular tire?
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Old 06-05-2008, 12:08 AM   #2
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Side wall is pretty short, thus not much flex there...i.e. feedback. It is not the worst thing, but a 120/70 front would be optimal.

IMHO, spring for a 120/70 front & fleabay the other one off.

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Old 06-05-2008, 07:59 AM   #3
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120/70 FTW! We used to run 120/60 on the SV for some reason (it's all Michelin gave us then), when we switched to 120/70, it was like a light going on!
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Old 06-05-2008, 08:11 AM   #4
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I wouldn't run that tire on the track if it was free. What's the date on that P.O.S. ?
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Old 06-05-2008, 08:53 AM   #5
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You won't like the 60 series front. The profile is too shallow and will push in the turns when run at a good pace.
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Old 06-05-2008, 09:13 AM   #6
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I would stick with the size that is supposed to be on your bike. Just my .02.
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