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Hey can anyone give me some info and advice about a rear tire that was put on my 2002 zx6r
The bike store but on a Bridgestone g852 which is a cruiser tire but they trying to tell me it’s safe to use the bike to full Capacity and I just don’t feel comfortable riding my bike in the turns now with this tire anyone have any advice
 

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Looks good to me
Why did they put a tire on that you didn't want?
I was under the impressions I was getting a Bridgestone battle axxe because that’s what they said it was
If the would of said it a Bridgestone cruiser tire but will still work on ur bike I would of went with the Michelin Pilot power like I had on Previously
 

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To clarify, you said "I need a new rear tire." But didn't specify what tire you wanted and they didn't ask you what tire either? I'd take it back and request that they put on whatever tire you prefer. You pay the difference in tire cost, they eat the labor.
 
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NOT heavy enough for that hoop... unless you're near hell and have very hot roads.. go get the Pilot Power
 
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I was under the impressions I was getting a Bridgestone battle axxe because that’s what they said it was
If the would of said it a Bridgestone cruiser tire but will still work on ur bike I would of went with the Michelin Pilot power like I had on Previously
Did you end up going back and telling them this is not the tire you wanted? I suspect the wall height is greater compared to a sport bike tire?
 

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One of the factors in riding the bike safely, is rider confidence. If it concerns you to the point that you do not feel comfortable, then I would have them replace it with a performance/sport tire. The tread itself is not the issue, rather the compound and heat range. A cruiser is designed with longevity, comfort, noise, and a multitude of weather conditions in mind, where a sport tire is designed with performance in mind. Cruisers will not ever push the limits of the tire's cornering capabilities, like a performance motorcycle will. Because of this, the tire compounds tend to be a little harder on cruiser tires, than sportbike tires. They sacrifice a little grip for the benefit of a few hundred extra miles.

Basically put, you have to be comfortable with every single component of your motorcycle, tires included, to ride with confidence. I have seen it before, where riders have crashed, not necessarily because of a tire failure, but because they made a mistake due to a lack of confidence in their machine. Mind you, this had occurred because the rider was novice to intermediate, whereas a highly skilled rider would have probably handled the situation better.
 
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