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Sb6 r tyre size ?

 
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Horseheed



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:19 pm    Post subject: Sb6 r tyre size ? Reply with quote

Hi, can anyone tell me the correct / most popular tyre sizes for my 6r ( original wheels ) please . My rear one is a 190/50 qualifier and it's pretty close to the hugger Cheers
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brian



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

180-55-ZR17 rear
120-60-ZR17 front
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doesn't a 6r have a 5.5 rear Antera ? if so 180.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine which is 0 km as it left the factory is fitted with:

Rear 190&50 ZR17
Front 120&70 ZR17

But as has been stated on this forum on many occasions it could be that this is what they had in stock on the day, or what a supplier offering them credit had in stock on the day Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine is fitted with 5.5 Antera rear
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks all, yes mine has the Antare wheels as well
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Profiles of tyres can change between manufactures but I'd go for a 180/55
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most tyre manufactures say 170/180 for a 5.5 and 180/190 for a 6 inch rear.
As EC says though profile changes between tyre manufacturer also.
In my experience Pirelli and Dunlop have quite a small cross section radius on the tyre (resulting in a taller tyre) and Michelin a larger/flatter radius , thus Michelins will probably give more hugger clearance.
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Horseheed



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks for all the helpful advice , it looks like
180/55/17s is the way to go Cheers
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SB6R parts book lists 120/70 and 190/50, there's 2 part numbers for SB6 front guards, the part number for 1996 build SB6s is the same as SB6R, hence why some have no problem with 120/70 on the front of a SB6...
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