Nice set of PM's in Louisville KY

Discussion in 'WERA Vintage' started by SpeedyE, Dec 18, 2019.

  1. SpeedyE

    SpeedyE Experimental prototype, never meant for production

    I was gonna buy them, thought they were both 17"s

    Seller says Front is 16" Rear is 18" ("The front tire size is 120/80zr/16 the rear is 170/60zr/18").
    Seller says GSXR, but I dunno.....16" & 18" ?????? I dont know what they are off of.
    I found them on FB Marketplace.
    I haven't seen them, but they look good in the photo.

    Thought someone here would want them

    Link to FB ad
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  2. ducnut

    ducnut Well-Known Member

    Yeah, he has those posted all over FB “for sale” pages. Wish I had something to put them under. I love that era of sportbikes.
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  3. SpeedyE

    SpeedyE Experimental prototype, never meant for production

    Me too Brother, me too :)

    I wasnt even looking for PM's (<$) ....stumbled across them, the Color jumped at me, I was like "Must Have!!!!" LOL
    At the end of the day, I really didnt have the $ in the coffer for them, almost glad they were the wrong size.
    For $600, though, I figured someone here who needed that size would jump on them.
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  4. RRP

    RRP Kinda Superbikey

    The Slabby guys (Eboz) can comment, but I think the original GSXRs had 16" and 18' Rims.
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  5. SpeedyE

    SpeedyE Experimental prototype, never meant for production

    86/87 had 18" f/r.......Crazy narrow 110f/130r tires :eek:
    In 1987 I saw a pair of rattle-can yellow 86/750 racebikes (built/serious bikes), both with 17"f/r PM's.....that was pre slingshot (17's).

    Baffling me.
    The only 80's sportbike that had a 16/18 was the 900Ninja....but blue on a Kaw? I doubt.
    Only other thing that makes sense is a CB750F superbike build (spencer/etc....16/18).
    Maybe an 1150 w/ a +1" in the rear, trying to make it more nimble?

    I dunno. Shame about the size(s) though.
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  6. DougBowie

    DougBowie Active Member

    Other great super bikes of the 80’s had that combo... First and the best was Ducati F1 .... The Super Bike until 1988 Duck 851 ......
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  7. Outsider V6 V7

    Outsider V6 V7 Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking the 83-86 VFR 750's ran that combination but I'm not a honda expert. No GSXR ever ran that combination maybe the 83-83 GS700
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  8. yamageezer

    yamageezer Well-Known Member

    Fz750 and RZ500 had 16/ 18 combo, possibly Honda VF750 also.
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  9. Brad

    Brad Swollen Member

    Fz600/700750/ and vf Interceptors were 16/18. Those would look killer on an old show piece. I don't think anyone makes 16" race tires now. I know the Racetec is available in modern compound 18 at least.
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  10. ducnut

    ducnut Well-Known Member

    Bridgestone BT-45V bias-ply is what most are running, on a 16”/18” combo, on the street.
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  11. kenessex

    kenessex unregistered user

    I think Avon makes a race compound 16" front, but I haven't seen it listed as available in the US.
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  12. Jeff McKinney

    Jeff McKinney Well-Known Member

    They were probably on a 1150.
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  13. SpeedyE

    SpeedyE Experimental prototype, never meant for production

    That's what I think too. Same size, right color (blu/wht bike), suzuki rotors, ......I believe gs1150 too :)

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