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  • 88 Kat 600 tires

    So I purchased my first bike yesterday. Its a fixer upper to say the least.

    both tires had been slashed and are at the top of my priority list. Since i don't have the bike with me until Friday I need help determining the tire size for it.

    What size tires can i fit on it? Will only the stock tire size fit or can I put a wider rear on?

    its an 88 suzuki GSX 600 katana

    Any help is very much appreciated

    Thanks,
    Jordan

  • #2
    OEM size is front: 110/80-17 and rear: 140/80-17

    If you want to know what will fit, you should read the sticky right above your post.

    http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=97884

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    • #3
      thanks for the oem tire size. I did read the sticky and didn't find alot of info that was helpful.

      I understand how changing tire size affects the feel and performance but just wasn't sure what i could fit if anything other than factory oem and not have driveability issues.

      since my tires are slashed i wanted to put on a nice new set and find out what my options are if i dont put on oem size.

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      • #4
        There are pros and cons to every tire size, you need to weigh those and decide what you want. I'm looking for some posts but can't find them....if I do I'll post them here.

        I would read this thread a couple posts below yours.....some good info here on tire sizes and how it affects handling....be sure to click the links in the thread and read those too.

        http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=115130
        Last edited by 05RedKat600; 08-02-2011, 01:20 PM. Reason: FOund it

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        • #5
          that post would be very helpful but its hard to determine when they are refering to pre kats and post. I need to buy some tires and basically looking for recommendations.

          I have an 88 Katana 600. should i use a 150/70? will a 160/60 fit?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by 88kat-rider View Post
            that post would be very helpful but its hard to determine when they are refering to pre kats and post. I need to buy some tires and basically looking for recommendations.

            I have an 88 Katana 600. should i use a 150/70? will a 160/60 fit?
            They BOTH will fit. Sorry, I can't tell you to just go out and buy a certain size tire. Well, I can, but I don't want to be responsible in case something happens. Buy the OEM size. Those are sure to work just fine.

            Hell, you could run a 180 size on there. Should you? No. Do people do it anyway? Yes.
            Last edited by 05RedKat600; 08-02-2011, 02:21 PM.

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