Backs 400 wrote
My GSXF I picked up on Saturday has mis-matched tyres (D205 on rear, Contiforce on front) that make the bike feel terrible. Naturally I want to change them straight away and a popular tyre choice is sticking a 160/60 on the back instead of a 150/70. The Katana website (USA name for the GSXF).Now..here comes the confusion, some have said that I need to match the front profile with a 120/60 instead of a 120/70...but i seem to recall some of the bigger bikes having a 180/55 with a 120/70?Can someone please advise!!
17 inch rims..rear is a 4.5 inch jobbie.The Americans seem to think that it is important to have matching profiles front and rear..ie...60/60...but I think this is maybe not the case due to sports bikes having 55/70 combinations.Basically the bike is a faired Bandit 600 with a 750 engine...same rims etc.
Ta!Its just that its £88 for a new 205 front...or £160 for a pair of 207's..and I will need a rear within a month or two anyway.I think I will get a pair of 207's
lol..but that does not help!..lol..its still a "it should be ok" answer
Look mate. Tyres is like trying to sell someone a religion. what works for one personis hopeless for someone else, theres too mnay variables.You just got to work it out for yourself. Starting with a clean slate and stock sizes sounds very sensibile to me.
Bugger..lol...thats me buggered then as "Stock" rubber are D204's that are not made any more..lol...I agree that tyres are very personnel...
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