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Old 07-02-2009, 08:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Front tire size 120/60/17 or 120/70/17

Hi Budies,

I have a 2006 R6S, I bought new from a yamaha dealer in mexico, then time come to change the front tire.

The thing is that my bike came out from the dealer with a dunlop tire 120/70/17 and just got it replaced for an AVON of the same size.

But then I realized that in the owner manual it says must be 120/60/17.

My question is, should I change the tire for the one specified in the manual or it's not a big deal have this size difference?

thank you for any comment on this
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Old 07-03-2009, 11:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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no keep the 70, its much better than the 60
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Old 07-03-2009, 11:33 AM   #3 (permalink)
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as long as the 70 doesn't rub the fender you're good. 120/70 rubs the fender on my 2002 so i run a 120/65
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^you can modify the front fender to allow a 70. drop the holes on the mounting points and you're all good.
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Old 07-04-2009, 03:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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You might want find a professional or a yamaha dealer and get your suspension dialed to your size and wieght. 03-05 r6 and 06-09 r6s come standard with 120/60. the stock suspension is set for the size of the front tire, not saying you can't go bigger because most sport bike got a 70 profile but hate see you get fucked up because something on your r6 was altered before you bought it.

Trust me and do the search the question about the tire size been asked 100 times in this forum
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Old 07-05-2009, 01:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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stay with the 70. it feels a lot better.
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