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02 ZX12 Rear tire size

A buddy of mine just got a 2002 ZX12 and the tire on the back is a 200/50. Is it ok to run a 190/55 tire on it? Thanks in advance.



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My friend runs a 190 on his 02 and he loves it. and ive read lots of others run 190 even 180 on stock rim.

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A 190/55 is the only tire I run anymore. The taller diameter also helps with the bike geometry, and the profile gives a greater contact patch when you're leaned way over.

As a result, I don't have to manhandle the 12 into/through a corner, can get through corners quicker, and track days are just plain a lot more fun.
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Thanks guys! Yeah the tire is real level on the top and I rode it and it felt weird in the corners. I appreciate your help.



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Hi..

It totally depend on your type of riding..Mostly for street riding and some racing 200 is best ..It looks and perform well..If you are planning to do track riding than go for 190..These are cheap and easy to find…

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I went 190/55 and Ill never go back to anything except maybe a 200/55. The handling is just so much improved. Night and Day to say the least
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I have been using a 190/50 for over 6 years now..............great improvement. Less effort to get around the tighter corners.
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I have a 01 and it have a 200/55. I thout all zx12r have a 200/55.

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Also i am thinking of saleing my full Akro pipe for a zx12r.

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