Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: North Jersey
Motorcycle: 2005 GSXR-1000 (track), 2006 GSXR-600 (track/race)
Re: This is my srad, there are many like it but this one is mine...
But just an FYI and something to bear in mind. The availability of 16.5 tires is getting less and less now. AMA has ceased to used 16.5 since the 2008 Superbike season. In 2013 World Superbike is switching back to 17 inch rubber too. The trucks don't typically even carry 16.5 tires with them at CCS race weekends. You have to call the distributor ahead of time and make sure they deliver a set for you.
I guess what I'm saying is that while they are badass rims, they are going to make finding rubber for them a pain even at the racetrack. I can pretty much guarantee if you go to a track day and need to change a tire, no one is going to have a 16.5 rubber for you.
Honestly, if it was like 2-3 years ago I would have GLADLY taken them and put them on the 1000. But in all honesty, now it would probably just make my life more difficult sourcing tires, especially on short notice.
"I never drive faster than I can see...besides that it's all in the reflexes."
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Last edited by SPL170db; 12-13-2012 at 11:18 AM.