zx10r rear tyre profile, I want to try something different?

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zx10r rear tyre profile, I want to try something different?

Post by wellerman » Wed Nov 05, 2014 6:56 pm

I am running a zx10r with the standard 50 profile rear tyre....I picked up a 55 profile for peanuts the other day with a view to trying it on the 10.....anyone done similar on any of their bikes (not necessarily a 10) what are the pitfalls and benefits of trying this?
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Post by yorkie » Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:30 pm

Don't know about a zx10 but on the zx12 the boys say it speeds up the steering, and you have to check the tyre to hugger clearance.
Just got yourself a ZX-9R, then do yourself and your bike a favour, read this thread the sticky post in General Technical viewtopic.php?f=21&t=28097

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Post by BourneToRide » Fri Nov 07, 2014 6:27 pm

Done this on my ZX9F and it does help to turn quicker, no hugger issues
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Post by wellerman » Mon Nov 10, 2014 5:31 pm

Cheers for the replies so apart from the possible hugger issue which is easily solved it's not a bad idea then....will give it a go and see what happens 👍
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