Tyre Sizes

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potsie777
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Tyre Sizes

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Hi All.....
Just starting to re-commision and mildly restore my Rothmans NS400R after it being neglected at the back of the garage for a couple of years!

Just been on the Bridgestone Tyre website, and they recommend 110/90-16 Front and 120/90-17 Rear, for their BT-45 tyres.
These are a 'width' size up from the standard, and just wondered if anyone has fitted these and what effect if any they have on the handling?

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Potsie

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Personally I'd stick with standard. For the power you have, you don't need the extra tyre width.

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er, i am running 120/70/17 front and have 140/70/17 at back (bt003 road racing , on cbr 500 rims and dont have any speed problems, other than the cops saying i am too fast everywhere ! :mrgreen:
must say though , the edges wear faster than in the middle :lol:
gravity is an extreme painful thing !

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Alastair,
I am not far from you, I live near Godley Train Station!

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potsie777 wrote:I am not far from you, I live near Godley Train Station!
Don't mention trains Potsie...

Welcome to the forum. Don't forget to post some pics of your bike when you get a minute.

I'd agree with Alastair. The standard NS doesn't need anything bigger tyre wise. However, it may be something which is forced on you if Bridgestone have stopped making the standard sizes.
If it ain't broke, fix it 'til it is.

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Hi Mark,
Thats the odd thing, Bridgestone do list the standard NS tyre sizes, but then recommend the larger sizes!

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Post by Channel Hopper »

This has come up before, something to do with tyre sizes these days and the aspect ratios.

http://www.webbikeworld.com/Motorcycle-tires/sizes.htm

At least the bike is less likely to fall off the side stand.

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