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Old 26-Aug-2009, 05:44 AM
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Using Mag Wheels Question??

Ive just bought a pair of Mag Marchesinis for my track bike, which is a 748R running 853 and gasflowed. I have always run with a 180 rear tyre on my original 5 spokes, but i believe when i pick the mags up they will be a 6 inch rear. Has anybody any experience using a 180 tyre on a 6 inch rear. Or if using a 190 i take it there shouldnt be any clearance or handling issues??
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Old 26-Aug-2009, 07:25 AM
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Some tire profiles are more sensitive to rim width than others. Dunlop, for example, says that their 180 slick works fine with a 6.0 to 6.25 inch wide rim. In the past, both Michelin and Pirelli have stated that a 5.5 to 6.0 inch wheel is suitable for either a 180 or a 190 tire width.

That said, I purchased a Dymag with a 6 inch rim so I'm running a 190/50. After previously running a 180/55 on a stock 5.5 inch rim, I'm pleased with the combination.
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Old 26-Aug-2009, 08:53 AM
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Most of the SS 600 riders are using 6" rims and use 190/55, gives them more side grip. Had a 6" Mag rear wheel for the DSC track day on my 748R with a 190/55 on it, found no problems.


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Old 26-Aug-2009, 09:19 AM
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I have 6" rear Mags on both my 998s and run a 190/50, the 180/55 tyres just don't sit right on them as far as I'm concerned it looks wrong.
My 996 is still on a 5.5" rim with a 180/55 and its hard to tell the difference between the 190 on a 6" rim and the 180 on a 5.5" rim
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Old 26-Aug-2009, 04:07 PM
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mag wheels

Cheers guys will get a 190 fitted then.
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