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Tire mounting for an r6.. - February 9, 2011, 10:04 AM

Just picked up tires for my 04 r6. I'm looking to get them mounted any recommendations of a cheap place?

Also the factory tire sizes are 120/60/17 but i picked up a set of 120/70/17 i've read that I need to raise the front fairing to prevent scraping. Does anyone have any experience with this? how did they fix it? advice please. Thanks guys
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February 9, 2011, 10:08 AM

The cheaper option for getting tires mounted is having the wheels off the bike. If the shop has to remove the wheels, mount then reinstall the wheels on the bike, it will be more expensive.

Off the bike, I think RnR is $40/wheel.

Just call a couple shops and check. Also, I think this may have been discussed in detail here in the past. Have you tried the search button??


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Buy the right tire size


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And that too. +1


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If you're near Springfield/Burke, I'd call Ron (OneRaptor). He magicianed my tires on to my new forged Marchesini's without a blemish and did it fast and cheap!
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The cheaper option for getting tires mounted is having the wheels off the bike. If the shop has to remove the wheels, mount then reinstall the wheels on the bike, it will be more expensive.

Off the bike, I think RnR is $40/wheel.

Just call a couple shops and check. Also, I think this may have been discussed in detail here in the past. Have you tried the search button??
ok i'll give them a call. I saw that special but i don't have stand to take the wheel off, so i was just wondering

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Yeah i was going to do that but from what i read the 120/70/17 is the way to go but people have had a few issues with the front fairing. I sure there are a few people on here that most likely did the same and just wondering how it went for them.

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If you're near Springfield/Burke, I'd call Ron (OneRaptor). He magicianed my tires on to my new forged Marchesini's without a blemish and did it fast and cheap!
I'll shoot him a pm Thanks
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I have said this a million times...

First- A bunch of engineers didn't crunch a bunch of numbers for god knows how long to come up with a tire size thats wrong.

Second- If there is any improvement in geometry and handling, it will only be at peak performance... a place where less than 10% of riders ride less than 10% of the time.


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Went to the 120/70 on the wife's 05 r6 and never had any problems.


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loose rim tire mounts are about 22 each
on the bike they are 45 each


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Marko, i went with a 120/70 Michelin front, and it worked great, no problems whatsoever!!!


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I have said this a million times...

First- A bunch of engineers didn't crunch a bunch of numbers for god knows how long to come up with a tire size thats wrong.

Second- If there is any improvement in geometry and handling, it will only be at peak performance... a place where less than 10% of riders ride less than 10% of the time.
sorry for offending the engineers.

maybe i'm that 10%... I just wanted to hear what people had to say about it because i know it's been before.

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yeah i might head back to colegans before they close just to pick one up

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Went to the 120/70 on the wife's 05 r6 and never had any problems.
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2 confirmed (how's Cali?)
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Cali is great bro, just enjoying this weather, and the daily riding....how's VA


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Cali is great bro, just enjoying this weather, and the daily riding....how's VA
Blows mokey nuts so cold
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