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Old 12-19-2010, 01:02 PM   #1
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200mm tire work OK?

I know it is not ideal but it is free and healthy. Has anyone run one?
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Old 12-19-2010, 01:44 PM   #2
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If it's free... take it... sell it... and buy the proper sized tire.
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Old 12-19-2010, 03:17 PM   #3
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Old 12-19-2010, 05:53 PM   #4
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i wouldnt use a 200 even if it were brand new and free.
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Old 12-21-2010, 08:24 PM   #5
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Good info but no one can confirm that this will or has worked?
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Old 12-21-2010, 08:28 PM   #6
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Good info but no one can confirm that this will or has worked?
You can put an Buick engine in your FZ1. It will work.
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Old 12-21-2010, 08:43 PM   #7
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Thank you captain obvious ,,but that is still a incorrect answer
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Old 12-21-2010, 09:03 PM   #8
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I know it is not ideal but it is free and healthy. Has anyone run one?
I had a discussion on another forum about switching tire size.

This convinced me to try a 180/55 for my next tire (-10mm)

Most peoples on the other site commented that you can go +10mm -10mm on a sport bike and many poster were speaking from experience

Some FZ1 riders were quite pleased with 190/55 tyres.

The real question is the quality of the tyre. To my knowledge there are few 200mm sport types but many 200mm cruisers tyres out there.

I think that the FZ1 should only be fitted with sport-touring or sport tires.
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Old 12-21-2010, 09:05 PM   #9
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A 200 will fit on the rim... a buick engine will fit in the frame... a dummy will fit on the seat....
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Old 12-21-2010, 09:09 PM   #10
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I bet it would work, and I will not even judge you. Heck if it is free give it a shot.

I have ran 180's on the gen 2 with no problems and ran 110's on a rim designed for 90's on old street bikes.

Free is good, as long as it doesnt get into the chain go for it.
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Old 12-21-2010, 09:14 PM   #11
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Just realized this is for a GenII.....nvm.
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Old 12-21-2010, 10:41 PM   #12
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The 6" rim is approved from a 180-55 to the 200-50 and anything in between.

If it's free give it a shot.
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Old 12-22-2010, 04:25 AM   #13
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Old 12-22-2010, 09:35 AM   #14
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I will do it and tell the world what i find. Even though most people dont give a $hit.
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Old 12-22-2010, 11:50 AM   #15
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I'm kind of curious. I like the wide tire look within reason, but I hear that it adversly affects handling in turns...
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Old 12-22-2010, 11:55 AM   #16
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I'm kind of curious. I like the wide tire look within reason, but I hear that it adversly affects handling in turns...
not to mention it weighs a bunch more than you need .Its unsprung weight too.
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Old 12-22-2010, 12:10 PM   #17
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Old 12-22-2010, 04:07 PM   #18
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It's been done on the GenII before, and does not hit the chain or swingarm.

Many say it will make the bike turn slower, but hey, if you are sporting a 200 rear tire, you are most likely also looking to extend the swingarm, and live in Florida, so have at it! (As if there are any really twisty roads in that state to start with.)

Then again, if you live in WA, you have some very good roads, so might not like the slow turn in?

My next tire will be a 190/55. Lots of choices now, and it improves the handling while still giving the contact patch and look of a wide rear tire.
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My next tire will be a 190/55.
thats more weight and more money.
consider 180 /55
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Old 12-22-2010, 05:39 PM   #20
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free is free run it if ya need to yes it will fit. I actually had done a comparison on 3 different size tires on here showing the different widths when mounted
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