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Another Tire Thread!

Postby erocka1982 » August 20th, 2010, 7:03 am

i need to change both my tires. the rear is bald and the front is cupped! i know there is really no conversion kits to make the rear end wider, but is there a tire that is wider that does not require any modifications? also for the front, is it possible to get a narrower tire? or am i crazy and should just stick with the factory sizes. im a firm believer of "factory sucks"

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Re: Another Tire Thread!

Postby remingtonny » August 20th, 2010, 9:58 pm

yes but those suzuki engineers make a lot more money than I do, and they play with the bikes 24/7.....remeber that the bike is designed for a certain hp, rpms. weight, tire size, etc, change any variable and you upset the geomerty of the fork travel, stopping distance etc.

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Re: Another Tire Thread!

Postby Coilguy » August 22nd, 2010, 9:34 am

A200 doeas fit on the rear with no mod instead of the 180 that comes stock a few folks have done it. The narrower front would require some modification.

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Re: Another Tire Thread!

Postby erocka1982 » September 2nd, 2010, 3:36 pm

remingtonny wrote:yes but those suzuki engineers make a lot more money than I do, and they play with the bikes 24/7.....remeber that the bike is designed for a certain hp, rpms. weight, tire size, etc, change any variable and you upset the geomerty of the fork travel, stopping distance etc.


you bring up a good point. considering i already got in a wreck this season(wasnt my fault a guy changed lanes on top of me) i dont wanna make my bike unsafe

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Re: Another Tire Thread!

Postby rstaw2_Zs » June 20th, 2012, 8:42 pm

remingtonny wrote:yes but those suzuki engineers make a lot more money than I do, and they play with the bikes 24/7.....remeber that the bike is designed for a certain hp, rpms. weight, tire size, etc, change any variable and you upset the geomerty of the fork travel, stopping distance etc.



I like sticky-compound tires on street-bikes. I want the softest rubber I can find: Life of tire is not important to me.

"MECHANICAL GRIP: Tyres transmit the bike’s mechanical forces of horsepower and braking. The few square centimetres that constitute the contact patch can make all the difference in a bike’s performance."

IMHO, handling performance is a critical perameter more important than tire-life. 7K miles on a funner/safer soft compound is more enjoyable than any stock-cross tire that doesn't hook-up when you NEED it to. ( My $0.02 )

Keep the rubber down!


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