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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-23-2011, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
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120/60 on a gsxr k8

So I ordered a front tire for my k8 750 from superstore and they sent me a 120/60 instead of 120/70, Im leaving for the gap next week and wont have time to get another one, what kind of effect will going to a 60 have on handling? Should I wait and get a 120/70?
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-23-2011, 06:30 PM
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dont do it , yoou'll tuck the front end,, that size is a bad idea on the sv650s and old r6's that came stock with it

and i'm sure some stickler will tell you about how it changes geometryand such, but ive been told by an expert with alot more knowlege than I that the 60 profile is a crash waiting to happen on the track

my limited street experiance on this is from switching sv's to the 70 and it feels right
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another quality superstore purchase.....

Could have bought locally or from me and you wouldn't have had that problem and would have been able to exchange it. You might say..."Well you could have shipped me the wrong tire as well." My answer....I don't buy 60 profile fronts so I can't screw it up.

How's that Superstore service for turnaround on their screwup????

Sorry....just had to get me dig in today.

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My old zx6 had a 120/60 and I rode down there for several years and I never thought it was a problem. It is just a slight more narrow tire, no?

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Just slide the tubes up to compensate.

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And NO.... DON'T slide the tubes to compensate.

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Ken....you're a sissy.....I personally like the 120/10 for the LOW profile for cruisin on a 21" front.

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There are plenty of people around here with stacks of decent tires laying around. I'm sure you can find yourself a 120 / 70 in good used condition quite easy.

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<---------- stacks of good used tires... including 120/70 fronts.

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Or, u can visit Wheelers in Robbinsville. His prices are near mail order, and like $30 install on bike. Very quick too.


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ive got a couple used 120/70s as well decent shape


i wouldnt put a 60 on

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They have a bike shop at Deals Gap. Call ahead and see if they have one to hold for you. If not, order one (BikeBandit tire orders get to me in 2-3 days), have it sent to Deals and have them hold it for when you get there.

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Bum a take-off from WInk and send that crap back for the right tire.


Now you *could* adjust stuff and make it work..... it's just too much bother because
you will want it back the other way soon enough.

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