Not arguing since you have actually tried it but that is exactly backwards of what the effect should be and what I have always been told. A 120/60 has a lower sidewall height and gives an overall outside diameter that is almost 1" less than a 120/70. This effectively drops the front end and raises the rear end which would give a faster turn in. I would think that if you were to try the exact same tire from the same brand in both sizes that you might see the difference since tire profile between two brands can be different.
Slickwill, I think you are correct but I have never tried it either, although when I had my F2 I had a buddy with the same bike. I bought mine with a 70 series tire on it his had the 60. His felt lighter and more nimble than mine. After trying different tires on my 929 I noticed a difference in feal with the same size different brand, so I wasn't sure wich was affecting my F2 the brand or the size, still trying to figure it out. Found some deals for 60 series on ebay, and was thinking about giving it a shot.
I think a lot of the R6's came stock with the 60 series as well but also the rest of the setup was designed for it. In your case you could lower your forks by 1/2" in order to keep the same geometry or go down 1/4" and split the difference.
I feel like for everyday riding my bike turns in too quick and acts like it wants to tuck in so I could slow things down and be happy for normal riding. But when I was at the track one of the suspension techs said he could tell by the wear on my front tires in comparison to the wear on my rear tires that I needed to bring the rear up a little or lower the front just a little which would speed things up. I guess I just need to decide on whether I want a track or street set up.
When viewed in cross section the 60 series seemed to have a larger,(flatter radius) Than the 70 series does. It feels to me as if I have less center and more side contact patch with the 70's and the 70's don't feel like they are trying to roll me back up onto the center contact patch. With the 60's I worked to keep the bike leaned with the 70's it takes a little more to put them up on to the center of the tire. I'm about due for another set and am going to try the 2ct's I heard a rumor that they are going to have my 190 rear in a 60 series so I am interested to find out if this is so and give it a try
I have a 93 CBR900RR and I put an 07 CBR1000RR fairing front and rear on it. I made an adapter to fit the 07 subframe to my frame so the rear fairing bolted right up. Then I made some brackets that bolt to the 93 mounts and the 07 fairing. I put an 07 radiator and fan in with a couple small...
Got this bike in a trade . It has 6k miles . I’m trying to get a newer bike and doubt I’ll enjoy riding it like I would a newer 1000. Should waste time cleaning it up and trying to get better value or just sell it as is and get what I really want ?
Got delivery this morning, not an absolute gem , but as far as I concerned a cracker , get rid of those plastics (previous owner hit a pheasant), runs sweet as a nut , but will get to grips with the rest:D
I'm new to this forum and thought it would be nice to put some of my blade picture into one place.
I owned the blade for around 4 years, purchased it off a friend who dropped it on his first ride out (Low sided)
Please see the picture below when I bought it and after I repaired it...
Sometimes it flows and sometimes it doesn't. Like a lunkhead I let my '97 sit for about ten years. I didn't plan to ignore it so long but....Full tank with stabilizer since I expected to fire it up after four months not 120. A couple of weeks ago I cleaned the tank with vinegar and soaked...
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