Would this rear tire ride well with a 19x6-10 front tire?
I have a 2011 125 yamaha raptor, and the stock rear tire is a 18x9-8. I need to get new tires and I like the look of a smaller rear tire than the front. I wanted to know if this 16x6.5-8 tire would fit the rim and ride well? If it won't ride well, what would change?
MotoSport Staff Over 8 months ago Location: Portland, OR, USA
These would not work well as they are much too narrow to fit the stock rim being only being 6.5 inches wide. If you ran a 16" tire vs the stock 18" tire you will also loose an inch of ground clearance. I would stick with an 18" tire for the rear and not consider the look of of it as much. Even full size sport quads only have a 1 inch size difference between the front and rear tires. You can run a slightly wider rear than stock and go with something in the 18x10x8 sizing and it will still fit your stock rim. This allows for more tire options than the 18x9-8 sizing.