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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-12-2002, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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Racing Tires

Is there a reason why front race spec tires are (for example) 120/70 instead of 120/60?
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Is there a reason why front race spec tires are (for example) 120/70 instead of 120/60?
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Geez, John..do ya always have to go into all the details..?

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I've always felt a 70 tire "turns" easier than a 60 tire. (Those numbers represent the height of the tire)

But I'm just a wanna-be fast guy, so you shouldn't listen to anything I say.

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A "pointier" or taller tire turns in better. IMHO
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Will I have to adjust my front fender to fit these taller tires?
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Will I have to adjust my front fender to fit these taller tires?
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-25-2002, 06:21 AM
 
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In my very (just a rider) opinion, the 70 gives more of a cusion for when the tire is sliding under you. It wants to hold the corner rather than washing out. my .02$
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-12-2002, 08:31 AM
 
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A "pointier" or taller tire turns in better. IMHO
You might, it depends on the bike and tires. We were using the new Michelin Pilots on two 99 R6's. We didn't adjust the fender or cut a piece of the fender off. One bike ended up with a bunch of rubber on the tip of the fender, and the other bike got so hot it melted part of the front fender.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-18-2002, 12:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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I'm an idiot

GSX-Rs come with 120/70s
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