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manxhornet

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manxhornet says:

tyre sizes

I think i read somewhere that all steel frame cbr600's from 1995 onwards can be fitted with a 180 section rear ryre. If so what difference does it make to the handling,is there eneough clearance, and why was'nt they fitted with them as standard?.

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eatcs01

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eatcs01 says:

Tyre width

They weren't fitted as standard as there was obviously no need. A wider tyre will more often than not mess up the handling...
If you have ANY unused rubber (chicken strips) on the rear tyre, then you don't need a bigger one...

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Dabbsy

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Dabbsy says:

tyre sizes

Also tyre firms have some leeway in the dimension of the tyres they make of nominally the same size. So a 180 from Metzeler could be larger than a Bridgestone. Unless it's recommended, don't fit it.

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smidget

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smidget says:

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Arthurshandy

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Arthurshandy says:

Leeway on width

Quote:  "

tyre sizes

Also tyre firms have some leeway in the dimension of the tyres they make of nominally the same size. So a 180 from Metzeler could be larger than a Bridgestone. Unless it's recommended, don't fit it."


How much leeway? And does the aspect ratio then apply to the actual width or the nominal width?


Many thanks.


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Dabbsy

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Dabbsy says:

leeway

5 to 10% and the aspect ratio is generally a function of the actual width.

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