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Poor. Very poor. I was wondering if I could squeeze a 180 onto the back of mine. It's a race take off. I only plan on riding it for about a month until I have money to buy a new tire. Until then the bike is in the garage.
Just bought my ZX6R in May. It had bald tires then. 2000 miles later...they are really bald. Today I went to do a wheelie and it spun. It happens, but I knew the tire was warm. I get it home and look at it and see 1 tread peaking out. No more riding for Dan.
I know that my bike was designed for a 160 and trust me I want a 160, but I'm poor and don't want to waste a month in the summer waiting to have money to buy $200 in tires. Will a 180 fit for the next month?

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The rim on your 6R is only 5.0" wide so 160mm or 170mm tires fit properly. The 180mm is too wide and if mounted will not be shaped as designed for optimum handling. That sounds pretty technical but as long as the tire will clear the swingarm (which a 180 won't) you're ok. Sorry. There should still be some 160 race take-offs around. Beware of using race tires on the street, they won't heat up properly and are more triangular shaped to ease turn-in which is amplified by the fact that they've been worn more on the edges.

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I was worried about it fitting inbetween the swingarm. I know my contact patch will be wrong because of the tire not being stretched. Know where I can find some 160s?

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Dan, a 180 will fit your rear rim safely. I've been riding my 6R with 120/70 front 180/55 rear Dunlop 207Gps. Since the Stars came out, my vendor sells GPs for 285 m&b, which is cheap. From now on I am only going to ride with 170/60 on rear, I have learned that the 170 has the biggest contact patch among 180,170,160 tires. One thing you need to worry about is the shock resevoir by your passenger peg, if you botton out, the tire will hit the banjo bolt, so either relocate it, or zip tie it closer to your passenger peg. I have always had 170 on rear ever since those OEM bridgestones.

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