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Help GSX250 Tyres HELP Please :)

Discussion in 'Suzuki 250cc Twins' started by PommyBiker, Sep 21, 2020.

  1. PommyBiker

    PommyBiker Member Premium Member

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    Hey Guys,

    I am just wondering what tyres are available for the GSX250, I have done some searches but it looks limited.

    I know you are supposed to stick with the recommended stated size from the manufacturer but can anything be done? I see the Pirelli City Demons are probably the best option but I would like something more sport like

    Does it effect handing etc if you put wider tyres on, any info would be awesome.

    Thanks :)
     
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    Wider, heavier tyres make your bike slower to turn, brake and accelerate. On the plus slide they should give a larger contact patch which is handy if you are having grip issues as you power slide out of corners. On a more serious note, it depends on the rim width. You can usually go up one size, and many owners do this to get a wider range of tyre options.
     
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    This is what I have found for the standard sizes
    I take it these are imperial sizes and I need to convert to metric right, the 18 is the 18" rim size

    Front Tyre 3.60-18
    Rear Tyre 4.10-18
     
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    Not sure - I threw them away ha ha - I will check the rim tonight or dig out some old photos if I have them

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    This is the GSX model

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    It has

    J 18 X 1.85 on the rear rim (written on the rim)

    J 18 X 1.60 on the front rim (written on the rim)
     
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    Thanks for the info :) Its hard to find a matching pair hey
     
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    Maybe contact motorcycle tyre warehouse with your tyre/rim specs and bike details and maybe they can find a 'set' for you
     
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    Ha ha I was just about to type that! I am going to call them - it all gets confusing when it comes to tyres!!
    Thanks for all the replies though guys :)
     
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    With all those unknowns just measure the width of the rims inside edge to inside edge.
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    Most tyre manufactures have a table of sizes, in inches, and suitable wheel width.
     
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    Sorry back to tyres Guys!! Ha ha , I am thinking of getting these, they are both a size up on the width, anyone see any issues?

    Thanks as always :)

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    I have used them with no problems. Just check that you have enough clearance from chainguard, swingarm, etc.
     
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    Funny you bring up those tyre's , not long spoke to my old bike mechanic / tuner and he mentioned those Pirelli's are pretty good. Guess what's in my shed waiting to be fitted.
     
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    Thanks Guys and thanks for the ebay link, always happy to save some $$$$
     

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