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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-07-2010, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
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07 zx6r tire size

can i fit a 200 tire on my bike without a modified swing arm. if i can how
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-08-2010, 11:01 AM
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If you can, why would you? It will make your bike handle worse, and it will look dumb, no matter what your friends told you.

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i did not know that. how would it handle with a 190 tire. i just want to go with a little wider tire.
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A 190 tire is still going to make it turn in slower. Lots of guys go from a 190 rear tire on their 1000's to a 180 when they race them. A 180/55 tire is actually a little bit larger diameter than a 190/50. They are also designed for different wheel widths, so depending on the particular construction of the 190 tire, you could actually end up with a narrower tire if you put it on a wheel designed for a 180. It honestly doesn't give you any street cred to use an inappropriate larger tire on your bike.

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so i should just stay with my 180 tire
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so i should just stay with my 180 tire
Yes.

The 180 is already pretty wide for a 600 on the street. For contrast, the 1000 Interceptor in the mid-80's came with a 140 rear tire.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-09-2010, 07:50 PM
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bikes with fat tires look cool...
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