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200/50/17 on a 1997 CBR?

Does anyone know if the 200 series tire will fit on a 1997 year model CBR900rr without mod or it scrubbing? Also I am new to the tire buying thing so I kinda hear ppl say the 200 leaves footprints or sumn like that can you explain what they are talking about or mean when they say that? thanks in advance!

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Re: 200/50/17 on a 1997 CBR?

It will fit with out the fender hugger but be weary, bigger tire not better in turns
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Re: 200/50/17 on a 1997 CBR?

yes I've been told that on turns but how bad is it on turns? i'm not a big speeder like that an not really riding to hug the curves like most... only cruise style riding to be honest...

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Re: 200/50/17 on a 1997 CBR?

If you put a tire that is 2 sizes bigger than stock on there, chances are it won't fit the wheel quite right. I know you probably want the looks, but there will definitely be a sacrifice with irregular wear patterns and handling.

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Re: 200/50/17 on a 1997 CBR?

so the best option to run that would give me close to the 200 series look an still give me an ok wear and ride would be what? 190/50 or 190/55?

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Re: 200/50/17 on a 1997 CBR?

195/50 would be about the same overall height as your stock 185/55, which is a bonus because it won't throw your speedometer off.

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Re: 200/50/17 on a 1997 CBR?

but will it still give me the fat tire look sort of speak? my ultimate goal is the stretch the bike out just a bit and have more for luxury looks rather than for handling purposes... thats why i was asking about the 200 size tire... but how so many ppl talk bad about that tire i was worried it may be very bad to go with one... like the bike wont handle good at all with that size tire on... but i have heard mixed feelings on the tire so im kinda up in the air on whether to get or not... dont want to not be able to ride period cause of the size tire i wanna put on there but still want to be safe etc with a 200... but if not good or safe then will go the 190 route which is why i asked... thanks again for the replys and info

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Re: 200/50/17 on a 1997 CBR?

If your going to stretch the bike, then your best bet is to just go with the 240-300 kits. They make custom swingarms and wheels for those. They are all bolt on, they look great and there is no modification to the current swing arm, just longer chain and extend the rear brake line

This is a 240


this is a 300
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Re: 200/50/17 on a 1997 CBR?

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If your going to stretch the bike, then your best bet is to just go with the 240-300 kits. They make custom swingarms and wheels for those. They are all bolt on, they look great and there is no modification to the current swing arm, just longer chain and extend the rear brake line

This is a 240


this is a 300

thanks ny... thats my intentions to get a kit for mine but still new to the game... i was told i could just get the extention to add to my frame and a longer chain an brake line which my line is already aftermarket so should be long enough... not wanting to stretch too much but a noticable amount almost bout like the pic you posted... im liking that style of look and more less just worried on the ride and long term use of the 200 size tire based on all the comments i keep seeing... how do you feel about the fat tire? im no speed demon in the curves and like to chill ride so i figured it would work fine for me

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Re: 200/50/17 on a 1997 CBR?

Remember if you want to run a tire like the one in the picture, you have to get different wheels.

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Re: 200/50/17 on a 1997 CBR?

thanks mav... i doubt i'd go that big... im already paranoid about a 200 so i can imagine going 240 or 300 lol.... so its either gonna be 190/55 or 200... i was just curious of the look difference of the two cause if 190/55 looks almost like a 200 and there is not much difference to tell then i will go that route but if you can tell a difference then i would go with the 200

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