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I have a 2016 ZX10R ABS and I am going to be putting BST CF Wheels on it. I am probably going with Bridgestone RS10 tires. I think I am going to switch to a 200/55 back tire. I am wondering if you guys would recommend staying with a 6 inch back wheel or switch to a 6.25 back wheel? I appreciate any help you can give me. Thank you in advance.
 

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What “problem” are you trying to solve going to the 200/55? It’s best to answer this question before tackling which wheel to get.

New hoops are a good idea with the new wheels, but I tend to think it’s best to make as few changes as possible at one time to make any post upgrade troubleshooting just a little easier.

If you’re upgrading wheels for the handling benefit and weight savings, how much of that will you give up going to the 200 rear and 6.25 wheel? Will the change alter the handling characteristics of the bike ( this is a rhetorical question ) and in what way(s)?

I went with the 6” and 190/55 rear. I’m happy with the results.
 

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There is no 'problem' with the bike that I'm trying to solve. Just want CF wheels and as long as I'm getting new ones I thought I would go with 6.25 and a 200 tire. Little more contact patch and looks better. Going up two teeth in the back. Hardly any difference in weight between the 200 and the 190. Wheels are about the same too. Graves Works Cat Elim pipe and Graves flash with auto blip. Removed the red and yellow sticker off the pipe and BST is going to leave the red and yellow stickers off the wheels when they clear coat them. Hopeful will be a nice street bike, don't have time for the track anymore. Also putting the factory green stripes on the wheels.
smurfslayer, thank you for taking the time to get back to me.
 

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Running Bridgestone 200/55 on standard rear rim on my Gen 4. No issues at all aside from more grip.

Been running 200/55 for a while now on litre bikes and really like the tyre size on these bikes. Horses for courses though but over time I have seen many espouse no need to change rear tyre size from OEM as manufacturer knows best but if that was the case, then I would never have left the bus feeling 190/50 size Honda shipped the older Fireblades with.
 

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When u get the BST wheels. Post how much weight difference there is.
I'm looking into getting a set of DYMAX Carbon Fiber wheels myself. But it probably won't be till winter time.
 

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Although I dont know anyone who had put CF wheels on a ZX10, I do know lots of people who have put them on other liter bikes and they said the handling and feel difference is like night and day.
More more nimble and eager to tip in apparently. Hope this helps
 

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I put BST Carbon wheels on my Gen 1, 6.5 inches, went with the 200/55 rear. While the wheels cost almost what the bike is worth, WOW what a difference, like adding 20 hp. Much quicker acceleration, quicker braking, and turns side to side with very little effort.

With the higher rear profile, turn in is much sharper. The first turn I took after installing the new rims, I almost ran off the road - to the inside! Turned in so much quicker.

The BST's are so light, makes the stockers feel like lead anchors. Highly recommend going with the 6.5" and 200. Plus, fat rear tires look cool!
 

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I put BST Carbon wheels on my Gen 1, 6.5 inches, went with the 200/55 rear. While the wheels cost almost what the bike is worth, WOW what a difference, like adding 20 hp. Much quicker acceleration, quicker braking, and turns side to side with very little effort.

With the higher rear profile, turn in is much sharper. The first turn I took after installing the new rims, I almost ran off the road - to the inside! Turned in so much quicker.

The BST's are so light, makes the stockers feel like lead anchors. Highly recommend going with the 6.5" and 200. Plus, fat rear tires look cool!
WOW!!!:thumbsup:
 

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Deffo going to be getting some for my Gen-5
Complete new braking system first, then the carbons :)
I'm telling you, if you have the $, you should do these CF rims now, before the brakes. It is like 75% less rotating mass, so the brakes are that much less-stressed and work that much better. The "cool factor" having CF wheels is huge too. You'll be the envy of all your buddies! But seriously, for the money, it is truly like adding 20hp to the rear wheel, and 20hp 'ain't cheap! These wheels make an amazing difference in handling and performance.
 

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I'm telling you, if you have the $, you should do these CF rims now, before the brakes. It is like 75% less rotating mass, so the brakes are that much less-stressed and work that much better. The "cool factor" having CF wheels is huge too. You'll be the envy of all your buddies! But seriously, for the money, it is truly like adding 20hp to the rear wheel, and 20hp 'ain't cheap! These wheels make an amazing difference in handling and performance.
Well considering what you have stated I think I WILL go for the wheels first :)
Does anyone actually have a figure in KG of how much weight is saved?
 
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