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a previous post stated some bridgestone tires run big. has anyone fit a bt-016 180 on the rear? 98 900ss fe.thx.
 

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Bt 016

I am running a 170 on my 1996 SS SP w/ 10mm clearance on chain side.

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The tyre info is at http://mc.bridgestone.co.jp/en/products/battlax/bt016.html

Shows the tw (tyre width) for a 180/55ZR17 as 184mm. Last Bridgestone I used was a same size rear BT020 and the chain touched the side slightly and it rubbed on the hugger. That list on Bridgestone's website shows all the tyres to be a few mms wider except for one - 160/60ZR18 = 160mm.

The BT020 180/55ZR17 is shown as being 183mm wide.

BT016 170/60ZR17 = 173mm (3 mm less than the Pirelli 180 I am using). The outside diameter of the 170 is 7 mm taller than the 180 = quicker steering and slight change in engine revs at a given speed.
 

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a previous post stated some bridgestone tires run big. has anyone fit a bt-016 180 on the rear? 98 900ss fe.thx.
:confused: I thought thats why they have the size on the side of the tire. 180 is 180mm so if they ran big then why wouldn't they call it a 185 or something.
 

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dave,thx for the link.looks like i will go with the 180 pilot power. too bad i really liked the 016 on my cbr and they are much cheaper than the michelin.
 

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I have a bt016 180 on the rear of my SS and love it. Just as neutral steering as the M3 Sportec I was using before and more planted feeling when it's on it's ear. my 2cts.
 
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