Tyre size opinion.

6 replies to this topic
  • essex426

Posted January 22, 2006 - 02:14 AM


Ok i have done a search but no joy.So advise please.I have just bought a maxxis IT 120-90-19, on advise that it was right tyre for my yzf426 by the dealer.It turns out when i check the manual, and what is already on it,it should be a 110-90-19.I know it will fit, but will it affect the handling in any way.Basically should i take it back,or just fit it and ride.Thanks in advance.

  • jrcgaf364

Posted January 22, 2006 - 06:19 AM


i have a 99 yz400f and i run the 11o. whatever works man ..do you like the 110 if so keep using it

  • ncmountainman

Posted January 22, 2006 - 07:09 AM


the 120 will give more traction especially in mud(because its wider). the only differences besides that is it may be a little taller and a little heavier :thumbsup:

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  • grayracer513

Posted January 22, 2006 - 08:17 AM


I run one most of the time. You can feel the extra weight of the tire a little bit in some circumstances, but not much. The same with handling. It slips out on harder ground about the same as a 110, but bites better in a straight line. It also lasts noticeably longer. If you can feel a pea under your mattress, it may bother you, otherwise, I think you'll enjoy the extra traction and tire life.

  • 642MX

Posted January 22, 2006 - 03:46 PM


I never liked a 120, they seem too heavy and they try to come out of ruts too easily. In sand or nasty mud a 120 would be perfect, but theres not much sand in Indiana and I don't ride in the mud.

  • essex426

Posted January 23, 2006 - 01:08 PM


Hmm, looks like i will have to try it.I do ride sand and deep mud,but not much hardpack.Thanks for the replies. :thumbsup:

  • Yak

Posted January 23, 2006 - 01:40 PM


I dont even notice the difference between a 120 and 110. One in the same to me. :thumbsup:

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