I'm curious about the swingarm clearance, and the overall look of the bike, with the oversize tire.
Sorry JT, haven't seen this question.BigJT said:Eric,
In your wider rim write up you have a bridgestone on the new wheel too. Did you run the BT039 on the shorter & wider rims? If that is the case I love the look on the factory wheel, looks respectable.
The BT-90 will fit on the Ninja 250, but it is recommended you have a bigger rim. The swingarm clearance will be very close depending on your sprocket set up. Going to a 140/70 on a stock rim is a better choice. The only benefit to a bigger tire is a little better stability and traction.Does a 150/60/17 Bridgestone Battlax BT-090 fit to a 250r without changing anything from the rear? Do I also have to change my front tire? What are the benefits of changing my rear tire into a fatter one?
Blue Ghost said:The BT-90 will fit on the Ninja 250, but it is recommended you have a bigger rim. The swingarm clearance will be very close depending on your sprocket set up. Going to a 140/70 on a stock rim is a better choice. The only benefit to a bigger tire is a little better stability and traction.
Under no circumstances is it recommended to put a bias-ply on one end and radial on the other end for an extended period of time. Even mixing manufacturers of the same type isn't a great idea. However in extreme emergency cases it may be necessary until a proper replacement can be had.
Ha Ha! No, I'm not Phillipino, but I've been to Olongapo and Subic Bay before. That was a loong time ago though.Thanks for the advise, it is really a big help for a novice like me. by the way, are you a filipino? Do you have any idea where to buy tires for my 250r in Manila? I am planning to buy a Bridgestone Battlax Bt-090 150/60/17 and 120/60/17 for my bike.
Blue Ghost said:
Marine disabled vet.Hahaha sorry! I thought you are a Filipino too. You've been to olongapo and subic before? I'm guessing you are a soldier. Are you? Thanks for the advise again. Imagine a non-Filipino advising a Filipino where to buy tires in the philippines! Haha thanks