Bigger rear tire yz450

5 replies to this topic
  • Davidyz450

Posted August 11, 2004 - 07:14 PM


Anyone out there running a 120/90/19 rear tire? Any advantages? More traction!?

  • fastenuf4u

Posted August 12, 2004 - 12:53 AM


I did it, and hated it!!! I did have alot more traction but the added width of the tire made the bike not want to turn. I know alot of others agreed that it was a major problem as well. If you don't ride MX it may not be that big of a deal.

  • motocrosschump

Posted August 12, 2004 - 03:09 AM


I used a 120, and LOVED IT! I am a bigger guy, not sure if that helped in the corners.

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  • Jeffro426

Posted August 12, 2004 - 07:43 AM


I agree with fastenuf4u...made the bike feel like a pig. Didnt turn nearly as well and gave the bike a weird, very unbalanced feel.

  • Satch0922

Posted August 12, 2004 - 08:04 AM


Since a thumper "hooks up" better than a 2-smoke, on an MX track the bigger tire is not necessary in my opinion. The bigger tire is heavier and does alter the bike's handling.

Unsprung weight is bad.........

  • Davidyz450

Posted August 12, 2004 - 03:15 PM


Thanks for the input. I think I'll stick with the stock size. I do often ride MX. :thumbsup:

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