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I plan on replacing my rims and tires in the near future, can anyone recommend me some great all around tires for my '02 ZX6R? Should I stick w/ the OEM Dunlops, or get something else? Whatdya guys think?
 

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try a search and the tire FAQ section. i have the 208's, i like them.
 

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ohhhhh

depends on the riding you do...if you aren't crazy on the street and would like decent tire life I would recommend trying the common BT010/BT020 combo...
 

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Any other opinions in terms of rear and front tire size? I do the occasional wheelie but all my riding is on the street, no track riding or any other type of special riding.
 

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stay with stock sizes dude....

in front 120/65 (you can do 120/60 or 120/70 if you need to)

in rear 180/55
 

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I want a wider tire so i can have more traction around bends, at least i think it will give me more traction. Will it or not? What does having a wider tire do to the bikes performance, will it slow me down or something? Im wondering before i order them. I have to by a new rear and front tire so i figured get something better that stock.:D
 

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With the ammount of R&D that goes into these bikes you think a size up would increase performance?? Just teasing...

If you go to a 190 you WILL gain straight line stability but will in turn suffer from much slower turn-in and your bike won't be as nible handling. Besides, the bigger your contact patch, the worse your fuel economy, if that matters to you.

There are many tire options out there... you gotta decide what you want; Mialage, traction or mix of the two. Mialage go BT010/BT020 combo, stick go with Rennsports. A good mix of the two, Metzeler Sportteck M-1. From personal experiance thus far, Dunlop tires are below par when compared to their direct competitors.
 

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Michelin Pilot Sports stick like hell but they don't last long even if you are not very hard on them. Battleax or 208's are best bet if you ride the street pretty hard and want a little extra life. I wouldn't mess with different sizes. It does affect stability and cornering.
 
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