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I have a 95-97 bike with standard 160/60 rear tyre. Can I fit a rear wheel from say a 98 or 2000 bike and use a 180/60 rear tyre? If this is possible, would it have a negative effect on handling?
 

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I have a '95 ZX-6R. When I got it, it had a 180/60 Dunlop 207 on the back that wasn't rubbing. The front was the stock BattleAx. I replaced them both with Rennsports, 120/60 on the front and the stock 160/60 on the back. The handling was vastly improved. I'm not sure how much the size of the rear tire had to do with it.
 

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I'm not sure that it's safe to put a 180 on the standard rear wheel, because as far as I know, the later bikes have a wider rim. I would like to have this confirmed. I am very happy with the handling of my bike as it is and do not want to compromise on this. I want to fit a wider rear tyre for cosmetic reasons only.
 
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