Ex-500.com - The home of the Kawasaki EX500 / Ninja 500R banner

1 - 20 of 28 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
25 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I just want to know when you install a 150 rear tire on a stock rim, does the tire profile change alot.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
19,367 Posts
Sure but so what , you still get a larger footprint , and that's what your after , right?

FOG
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
114 Posts
Fog, besides the bigger footprint, it will change the tendancy for the bike to want to turn in?

Are any modifications needed to make this new width work? I really like the pilot roads and the 150s are the smallest I could get.

Thanks Fog,
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
25 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
OK little back ground on my mods. About 9 years ago I installed a Honda F2 rear rim and installed a 150 rear tire. I have ran Michelin race and Pirelli Corsa on the bike and I am able to use the entire width of the rear tire and I am used to the particular feel of the bike. Lately I have been reading allot of riders are installing 150 size on stock rims and was wondering of the riding characteristics of the tire being squeezed a bit. The only reason I am asking is that the F2 rim is heavier than the stock rim. But if it is not worth it, I will keep my F2 rim instead.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
25,165 Posts
HooliganD said:
Fog, besides the bigger footprint, it will change the tendancy for the bike to want to turn in?

Are any modifications needed to make this new width work? I really like the pilot roads and the 150s are the smallest I could get.

Thanks Fog,
No modification necessary. It will make it lean quicker, and that's not always a bad thing...!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
114 Posts
Sold...now do you think my shop/kawi dealer will have a problem mounting a bigger then stock size tire on the bike? I shall ask next time i'm there.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
25,165 Posts
HooliganD said:
Sold...now do you think my shop/kawi dealer will have a problem mounting a bigger then stock size tire on the bike? I shall ask next time i'm there.
maybe, maybe not... mine didn't but my kawi dealer isn't your kawi dealer so......
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
200 Posts
I ran into most of the dealers around me wouldn't install the tires on my bike front or back if I didn't order the tires through them
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
192 Posts
does the wheel need to be slid back a bit on the swingarm to keep the edges from hitting the arch at the front?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
19,367 Posts
HooliganD said:
Fog, besides the bigger footprint, it will change the tendancy for the bike to want to turn in?

Are any modifications needed to make this new width work? I really like the pilot roads and the 150s are the smallest I could get.

Thanks Fog,
Yes it will slow the entire responce of the bike to any input. IE: you'll need to work harder for the same result. But higher results are available. Raising the rear can compensat somewhat for the slowed turning.

FOG
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,526 Posts
If you change to a 2nd gen bike, you'll need t change your rear drum brake for a disc ..

I've got 130 on my 1st gen, it's plenty for me, but it looks like there is some clearance left :)
 
J

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
so you can with no problem put a 150/60-17 size rear on an 06 500R without changing anything? I'm looking for some good track day tires and all the really good tires don't come in the stock 130/70-17. I just want to know if it is possible...thanks.
 
J

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
okay cool that is awesome...now to decide which tires. Does any 17-inch rim work (rear)or does it have to be a certain width 17-inch rim? I feel that these questions are stupid but i'm new...so, sorry.
 
1 - 20 of 28 Posts
Top