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Old 02-03-2012, 07:20 PM   #1
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Tire sizing help

I have 180/55-R17 on my bike right now... I want a lil wider of a tire what number changes? I believe its the 190/55-R17s that im looking for but want to make %100 sure before i spend the money
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I have 180/55-R17 on my bike right now... I want a lil wider of a tire what number changes? I believe its the 190/55-R17s that im looking for but want to make %100 sure before i spend the money
Ask the seller, unless you're stealing it

or google

https://steelthundercc.com/tiresizes.html
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Old 02-03-2012, 07:36 PM   #4
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Why are you wanting wider?
All the cool kids are doing it
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It takes away from cornering ability.
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It takes away from cornering ability.
What does PP1 have to do with cornering?
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What does PP1 have to do with cornering?
Haha!!! Maybe u should stretch the out of it first and get a wider wheel with spinners lol
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On a 600cc motor, it will actually make you slower lol wider tires = more rubber = more rotating weight = less performance, but on the other hand you will get 10 extra pp1 points with this useless mod!
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On a 600cc motor, it will actually make you slower lol wider tires = more rubber = more rotating weight = less performance, but on the other hand you will get 10 extra pp1 points with this useless mod!

The actual decrease in performance will be minimal. So minimal in fact that the average rider on this board doesnt possess the riding ability or skill to even notice it. So the arguments above arent really arguments. Do it for the cool factor if you want. Its ur bike. Ur choice.

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Really... this is why nobody can ever get done on this website... a serious question and i get bullshit answers... Im not doing any stretching or wide tire kits. If someone with knowledge could answer that would be great. I know one of the numbers means width and the other means depth or height and of course the last means the rim size but not sure which is which
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Really... this is why nobody can ever get done on this website... a serious question and i get bullshit answers... Im not doing any stretching or wide tire kits. If someone with knowledge could answer that would be great. I know one of the numbers means width and the other means depth or height and of course the last means the rim size but not sure which is which
The next size is going to be a 190/55 or even 190/50. And dont sweat this stuff.. a lot of us race 600's on 190/55's. I have a 200/55 on my GSXR 1000 right now. You just gotta wade through the bullshit people post sometimes.

The first number represents the width.
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So i need to return to a 190/55 R17... The cool factor has nothing to do with it so it seems.
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from Sport Rider tire expert:

http://forums.sportrider.com/70/6352...190/index.html
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THe GSXR600 cpmes stock with a 180. The 190 will be approximately 10mm wider than the 180.
It will also be a bit taller. Because you'll be mounting it on a 5.5" rim instead of a 6" it'll squeeze it in a bit and make it even taller.
As you raise the rear of the bike you decrease rake and trail making the bike less stable.
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I went from a 190/50 to 190/55 and the rear end raised up...all the weight shifted to the front end..had to stiffen the front suspension a bit...
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here is another one from R6 forum:

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THe GSXR600 cpmes stock with a 180. The 190 will be approximately 10mm wider than the 180.
It will also be a bit taller. Because you'll be mounting it on a 5.5" rim instead of a 6" it'll squeeze it in a bit and make it even taller.
As you raise the rear of the bike you decrease rake and trail making the bike less stable.
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