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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-25-2012, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
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2012 ninja 250r will a 150/70 fit on stock wheel??

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It will, but depending on the brand it may look like a balloon. A 140 is a better choice.
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Ok ill look at them not really for performance I just wanna have a beefier look..

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changing tire size will effect handling, suspension, and gearing. Just keep that in mind.

Definitely don't go too wide as the bike was made for the dimensions of the stock tire, although it's perfectly safe to go a little taller and wider.



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I used a 160/60/17 michellin and i looks great . It handles good no trobles at all and it does not look like a ballon.


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can. we get. a view of the tire width I'm looking for new tires but don't want to upgrade my rims

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....I'm looking for new tires but don't want to upgrade my rims

IMHO anything bigger than a 140/70-17 on a 3.5" rim is of little benefit. Why spend $120 plus for tires that probably won't be fully utilized riding on the street, only 3.2" contacts the road at any point, will be pinched on the rim and will probably need replacing around 4K miles and will probably be a radial?

If you want a little wider than the stock IRC 130/70 tire and don't want to replace the rim, consider any other 130/70 (most are wider than the IRC) or a 140/70.

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not trying to thread jack, but im looking at the same thing... i was considering 140/60/17 for rear and either getting 110/60/17 for front or leaving stock 110/70/17... has anyone put a shinko 006 140/60/17 on the rear ? any fitment issues a friend at a shop said he has had some people not be able to fit them without rubbing on swing arm...? seems weird that people are putting 150's on no issues, but a 140 would rub... also if you go to lower profile 60 in rear.. is it necessary to go to a 60 in the front or is 70 still ok?
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not trying to thread jack, but im looking at the same thing... i was considering 140/60/17 for rear and either getting 110/60/17 for front or leaving stock 110/70/17... has anyone put a shinko 006 140/60/17 on the rear ? any fitment issues a friend at a shop said he has had some people not be able to fit them without rubbing on swing arm...? seems weird that people are putting 150's on no issues, but a 140 would rub... also if you go to lower profile 60 in rear.. is it necessary to go to a 60 in the front or is 70 still ok?

When looking at tires, take a look at all of the dimensions as well. Not all tires in a particular size have the same dimensions. Make sure the tire is designed for the rim size.

You may loose approx 2 mph going to a lower profile rear tire. With a 140/70-17 you will gain 2 mph over the stock 130/70. When running a lower and wider tire it maybe necessary to slide the tire back on the swing arm a little bit. If the tire is slightly too wide, a reduction in rear sprocket size or longer chain is an option.

The Shinko Podium is a radial tire, so you should get a radial to match the front as well. Going to a 60 profile front tire means you would go up a to a 120/60 (most 120's are too big for the stock Ninja rim), so staying with a 110 front will be fine. Keep in mind that radial tires does not necessarily mean a much better improvement in handling on the Ninja 250. The bike was designed to be used with Bias-ply tires but, but people have found some radial types that do end up working OK on the Ninja 250, especially in track situations where a particularly sticky tire can be helpful.


Under no circumstances is it recommended to put a bias-ply on one end and radial on the other end for an extended period of time. Even mixing manufacturers of the same type isn't a great idea. However in extreme emergency cases it may be necessary until a proper replacement can be had.


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160/70/zr17 you will probably pay an extra 20 or 30 $ but it gives the bike the look of a sport bike like a bigger bike


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