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Discussion in 'Kawasaki 250cc In-line 4's' started by kz1000a, Feb 5, 2019.

  1. kz1000a

    kz1000a Member Premium Member

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    OEM states rear tyre size as 140/60 R18
    PO has put on 140/70 R18
    Does the larger aspect have pros/cons?

    Anyways, both tyres need replacing and from reading past discussions posts it would appear that the Dunlop gpr 300’s are a good mix for grip & longetivity.
    (the alpha 14’s sound unreal for the twisties - but realistically, there would be more freeway commuting than twisties, for me at least)

    Would folk here recommend staying with OEM tyre size?
     
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    Linkin The Apprentice Premium Member Dirty Wheel Club Contributing Member

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    Yes, OEM sizes are best unless you know what you're doing, why, and what it will achieve.

    GPR300's are available in 110/70/17 and 140/60/18 - the standard sizes.
     
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    Cheers, Linkin
    STD size it is.
     
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    And the $ winner is.....
    Hopefully they might do deals on a set.
    Thank you Mr Grey
     
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    Yep ... and I even got a 'free' t shirt , a sticker and some lollies :D


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    Man, I am SOLD
    it’s worth it JUST for the lollies!
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    Frankster See the World before you leave it Staff Member Premium Member Ride and Events Crew

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    Not sure where you are in Melbourne, but Pablo's Tyres in Mulgrave are pretty good and I'm sure they'll price match. Not sure about a free T-shirt & lollies, but if you take your rims down there they'll fit and balance for less $$$.
     
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    @Murdo

    I used to work for a confectionary company.
    This was my “reward”



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    I have had a great association with Rick & Steve from Pablo’s.
    They call Rick the “Rubberman”
    He really knows his stuff.
    And he is 5 mins away from work. I’m sure he’ll help me out again.
     
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