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  • 02-26-2012 | 05:58 PM
  • JoJoYZF
  • Welcome to the forum. I ride a yzf-600 as well, I have a 170 bridgestone bt-016 on the rear and a stock size matching tire on the front, and have no complaints. If youre interested in a bike specific forum as well, PM me. I dont post there but Ive been reading it since I started riding and its great for anything you could want to know about the yzf. As far as general riding and bikes, this forum has a lot cooler people on it.
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  • 02-26-2012 | 07:08 PM
  • playtowinthegame
  • thank u jojo. i actually have 180/55's on my back. stock i think is 160. guy i bought it from said that those are the tire sizes from the r6.
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  • 02-26-2012 | 08:34 PM
  • JoJoYZF
  • Quote playtowinthegame
    thank u jojo. i actually have 180/55's on my back. stock i think is 160. guy i bought it from said that those are the tire sizes from the r6.
    Yes and yes. The stock for the yzf600 is a 160. A lot of people put 180s on them but I didnt want to change the handling characteristics that much so I split the difference at 170.
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  • 02-27-2012 | 02:40 AM
  • playtowinthegame
  • with this being my first bike, i dont know what kind of change it woulda been from 160-180
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  • 02-27-2012 | 09:10 AM
  • OneSickPsycho
  • Quote playtowinthegame
    with this being my first bike, i dont know what kind of change it woulda been from 160-180
    There's a question of how that affects the seating of the bead by running wider tires on a narrower rim... Normally, if you go with a wider tire, the handling becomes dull and the bike fights you more turning in... However, the profile is altered when you put a wider tire on a narrower rim, so it can actually quicken the turning... Take all this with a grain of salt, I don't have any personal experience here... just what I've read.

    That said, the engineers put a 160 on there for a reason... I'd probably just get a 160 and be done with it.
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  • 05-01-2012 | 07:37 AM
  • MFFJM2
  • Dunlop are good tires.
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