120 rear tire on YZ 426?

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  • inte

Posted November 03, 2005 - 03:38 PM


I've got a bone-stock 2002 YZ-426 & am wondering if a 120/90-19 rear tire will fit without rubbing, or having to move the wheel so far back the chain gets too tight.

Anyone run a 120 on their stock 19" rim?

  • SBRacing

Posted November 03, 2005 - 04:26 PM


i have one on my 450 im sure it will fit fine....

  • grayracer513

Posted November 03, 2005 - 04:54 PM


Some may rub, most won't. My 120/90 Maxxis IT clears everything.

  • Satch0922

Posted November 03, 2005 - 05:19 PM


because the thumpers "hook up" anyway, all your getting with a bigger tire is more weight. I have tried them both and would not run a 120 on a thumper again.

Having said that....I have a 120 on my 05 smoker ! :banghead:

  • FZ1426

Posted November 03, 2005 - 05:20 PM


I've got a nice 120 sitting here but I can't bring myself to do anything that would increase the weight of the (already heavy) 426. Why put on a 120?
Yes, I'm nit picking...

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  • Hick

Posted November 03, 2005 - 05:33 PM


Why put on a 120?

Sand. Sand, sand, sand, sand.

Sand is all I ride in, 120s are all I run.

So I know that a Dunlop 120/90/19 will not (noticeably) rub anything on a 426.

  • SBRacing

Posted November 03, 2005 - 06:13 PM


I will not run a 120 again..for all the same reasons my 120 was a hand out thats why I used it...

  • 642MX

Posted November 03, 2005 - 07:42 PM


I ran a 120 Maxxis and it cleared just fine. Like the others said, there really is no good reason to run that big of a tire.


Posted November 03, 2005 - 08:02 PM


Works Fine, I had one on my 02 426, lot "O" meat! :banghead:

  • inte

Posted November 03, 2005 - 11:19 PM


Thanks for all the replies - I've been running the stock 110-90/19 on there, on my 2nd one now with no problems. Only reason for considering the 120 is at the behest of some guys I'll be riding with in Baja - they contend that having the larger sidewall profile is important to prevent damage to the rim in rocky stuff.

I figure I'll just keep a minimum of 15 psi in the stock 110 & it should be fine...?

  • Satch0922

Posted November 06, 2005 - 06:17 AM


I figure I'll just keep a minimum of 15 psi in the stock 110 & it should be fine...?

:banghead: :banghead:

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