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Old September 19th, 2012, 02:50 PM   #1
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Tire question

I have a 2003 Kawasaki Ninja 250r. Not too long ago I bought a brand new tire from a guy for $30. Its a Shinko 110/80/16. I read online that a 110/90/16 was going to cause clearance problems with the front fender. Will this be ok or will it have the same problems? the guy told me it will fit like the OEM tire.

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Old September 19th, 2012, 02:57 PM   #2
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Is the tire an OEM size? If it's larger, then chances are that it could rub. Compare it to the OEM size. If it's larger try putting it on and pray you get lucky. If you don't get lucky then come up with a way to fix it.
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Old September 19th, 2012, 03:00 PM   #3
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Is the tire an OEM size? If it's larger, then chances are that it could rub. Compare it to the OEM size. If it's larger try putting it on and pray you get lucky. If you don't get lucky then come up with a way to fix it.
Well its wider. Its 110/80/16. Right now I have the tire that came from factory.
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Old September 20th, 2012, 02:42 PM   #4
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anybody?
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Old September 20th, 2012, 03:28 PM   #5
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yes 110/90 will have issues.

http://faq.ninja250.org/wiki/Size_110/90-16_tires

stock tires are 100/80/16. I got 100/90/16 on my bike.
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Old September 20th, 2012, 04:45 PM   #6
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yes 110/90 will have issues.

http://faq.ninja250.org/wiki/Size_110/90-16_tires

stock tires are 100/80/16. I got 100/90/16 on my bike.
Yeah I know but mine is 110/80/16.
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Yeah I know but mine is 110/80/16.
110/90 are 99mm height
110/80 are 88mm height
11mm difference or .43inches

so might fit right. its a little shorter of a tire
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Old September 20th, 2012, 04:59 PM   #8
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110/90 are 99mm height
110/80 are 88mm height
11mm difference or .43inches

so might fit right. its a little shorter of a tire
So you think it should be ok?
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Old September 20th, 2012, 05:01 PM   #9
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So you think it should be ok?
you have almost half inch of play compared to the 110/90 so you should be ok.
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Old September 20th, 2012, 05:07 PM   #10
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you have almost half inch of play compared to the 110/90 so you should be ok.
Ok good, it is noticeably wider but it looks about the same height. Maybe just a little taller.
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Ok good, it is noticeably wider but it looks about the same height. Maybe just a little taller.
from a stock 100/80 tire its only .314inches taller so yea your fine.
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Ok thanks. I need a front tire already and I bought that from the guy, he told me it was going to fit good. I have a new rear tire so I should be ok.
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Ok thanks. I need a front tire already and I bought that from the guy, he told me it was going to fit good. I have a new rear tire so I should be ok.
Let us know how it goes.
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**UPDATE**
So I been too lazy and I finally decided to take the wheel out. They look about the same height but there is a width difference. There is four nuts inside the fender that rubbed in the tire when I try to test fit it. Tomorrow I'm going to take it to a shop and put in the rim. Pics



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What's wrong with the old tire?

Put that fatty on the rear.
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Both are front tires. The old one is worn.
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Old October 24th, 2012, 08:28 AM   #17
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110 is the maximum sidewall width in mm when mounted on the design spec rim width. 80 is the percentage the height from the bead to tread is compared to the width. For instance, your tire is 110mm wide, and the height of the tire from the bead to the tread is 110mm x 80% = 88mm. A 110 mm tire is 10mm wider than the stock 100mm, and 10mm is a hair over 3/8", so I'm not surprised it rubs the fender mounting bolts.
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Old October 24th, 2012, 06:47 PM   #18
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110 is the maximum sidewall width in mm when mounted on the design spec rim width. 80 is the percentage the height from the bead to tread is compared to the width. For instance, your tire is 110mm wide, and the height of the tire from the bead to the tread is 110mm x 80% = 88mm. A 110 mm tire is 10mm wider than the stock 100mm, and 10mm is a hair over 3/8", so I'm not surprised it rubs the fender mounting bolts.
I finally put it on the bike. There is almost 1/2 inch of clearance from the top of the tire to the fender. There is about 3/4 to 7/8 clearance from the tire to the fender mounting bolts. I also removed the steel bracket from the fender.
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Old October 25th, 2012, 11:47 AM   #19
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That steel bracket also functions as a fork brace.
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