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Rain tire size

I have a good deal on Rain Pirelli tires for the track

front 120/70/R17
rear 190/60/R17

I know the front is the right size but i am wondering if 60 on the rear tire will be a probleme .

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no problem, it will go straight in
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no problem, it will go straight in
Might want to check the suspension geometry of installing a different profile tire, just to be safe.



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Might not clear a hugger if you are running one.
I suppose it's possible that you may have to add a link to your chain, but I've not heard anyone comment about that in past posts.
Do you have an aftermarket link on your shock?

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I had no problems with hugger clearance or chain length when i ran a 190/60 at Portimao

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Elka shock and OEM link .

I would guess it fits i went on pirelli website and in 190 you can only have it in 60 so ...
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Depends on your sprocket size and chain length.

They are a much larger tire than you would expect.

Also be aware that a good deal on rain tires usually means someone's old ass rain tire. Wet Race tires have a very short shelf life much much less than typical race tires

I had plenty of clearance with a 190/55 Pirelli race tire under the stock hugger on the 1000RR, but with the race tire that clearance went to about 3/8"
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