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    I just bought a 93 katana, and need to replace the front and rear tires. I found a great price on Michelin pilot tires, but not sure about the size. They are 120/60/17 front and 160/60/17 rear. Will this fit my 93 kat??

  • #2
    Originally posted by bcrowne View Post
    I just bought a 93 katana, and need to replace the front and rear tires. I found a great price on Michelin pilot tires, but not sure about the size. They are 120/60/17 front and 160/60/17 rear. Will this fit my 93 kat??
    The 160 wont work on your stock rear rim. Stock size tire or your kat are 120/70/17 front and 140/70/17 rear.. You can go up to a 150/70/17 on the rear with your rim though. Although the Pilots are good tires, try looking at the Conti Road Attacks. These can be had for a reasonable price and they work very well on the Kat...

    Tire info http://www.motorcycleanchor.com/moto.../mc_tires.html

    Theres also a size chart but i can't seem to find it.Try poking around for other good info...


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    • #3
      Conti fitment guide:
      http://www.conti-fitmentguide.com/

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      • #4
        Hi,

        I also got a '93 Kat and also looking for tires. Funny. Anyway, I found a set of:

        Bridgestone Battlax BT-45 (V-Rated)

        Front: 110/80 - 17 Front = $94.95
        Rear: 150/70 - 17 Rear = $114.95

        http://www.ridedirect.com/showProduct.php?id=325
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        Your OFFICIAL tire size is:

        Front: 110/80/17 V250 17xMT 3.00
        Rear: 150/70/17 V250 17xMT 3.50

        These are the measurements that I took last night from my chassis sticker. Tires need to be V–Rated. Again I have a 1993 Katana 750.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Breeze View Post
          The 160 wont work on your stock rear rim. Stock size tire or your kat are 120/70/17 front and 140/70/17 rear.. You can go up to a 150/70/17 on the rear with your rim though. Although the Pilots are good tires, try looking at the Conti Road Attacks. These can be had for a reasonable price and they work very well on the Kat...
          I have these, and have been very pleased with their performance.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Konn750 View Post
            Hi,

            I also got a '93 Kat and also looking for tires. Funny. Anyway, I found a set of:

            Bridgestone Battlax BT-45 (V-Rated)

            Front: 110/80 - 17 Front = $94.95
            Rear: 150/70 - 17 Rear = $114.95

            http://www.ridedirect.com/showProduct.php?id=325
            __________________________________________________ ____________________________

            Your OFFICIAL tire size is:

            Front: 110/80/17 V250 17xMT 3.00
            Rear: 150/70/17 V250 17xMT 3.50

            These are the measurements that I took last night from my chassis sticker. Tires need to be V–Rated. Again I have a 1993 Katana 750.
            There are much better tires in that same price range. They're also bias ply tires, yuck. I had a worn down BT-45 rear and it was awful.
            90% of motorcycle forum members do not have a service manual for their bike.

            Originally posted by Badfaerie
            I love how the most ignorant people I have met are the ones that fling the word "ignorant" around like it's an insult, or poo. Maybe they think it means poo
            Originally posted by soulless kaos
            but personaly I dont see a point in a 1000 you can get the same power from a properly tuned 600 with less weight and better handeling.

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            • #7
              hey....thanks so much for the info guys!!

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              • #8
                On a side note I sell the conti road attacks. Also I run a 160/60/17 on a pre98 3.5 inch rim. Why do I do this. Everyone says it does not work. However there are certain brands that allow it to work. Bridgstone 160/60 tires is not one of them. Michelin, Metzlers, Pirelli, all work. I am going to put contis on my bike and give that 160/60 a try.
                www.mopowersports.com

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by HS2020 View Post
                  On a side note I sell the conti road attacks. Also I run a 160/60/17 on a pre98 3.5 inch rim. Why do I do this. Everyone says it does not work. However there are certain brands that allow it to work. Bridgstone 160/60 tires is not one of them. Michelin, Metzlers, Pirelli, all work. I am going to put contis on my bike and give that 160/60 a try.
                  I agree HS2020! I had a Dunlop qualifier 160/60 on my pre rim. It works...but you can never fully use the outside edges (chicken strips), thats the best part of a sport radial. I have recently bought post rims to lay the tire out a little more. Check this out:

                  http://s569.photobucket.com/albums/ss133/dcc5266/

                  The pics of the rear is a dunlop qualifier 160/60 on a pre (3.5") rim.
                  The tire is a little sqeezed. But it is there and works great even if you can't do the post rim swap.
                  Scuffin' the pucks!

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                  • #10
                    I too run Dunlop Qualifier tires front and rear. 120/60/17 in front and 160/60 in the rear. I agree with the "chicken strip". I did not know that I didn't really need to run this size tire. However, this is the size that came on the bike whaen I bought it and before I found this forum. I like the feel of it now and I am used to it.

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