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Old 02-03-2012, 09:29 PM   #21
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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.
If your tire of choice comes in a 180/55 then that's what you should probably run. Some tires, like the D211 from Dunlop, do not come in a 180. It just so happens that it is also the AMA spec tire so all the 600's run the 190.

If you're a good enough rider you might notice it's a little harder to turn. I went from a 190/55 to a 200/60, made no adjustments and set a new personal best.
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Old 02-03-2012, 09:31 PM   #22
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All of what patrick says is spot on, but you have to be really in tune with your motorcycle to notice that stuff.
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Old 02-04-2012, 12:42 AM   #23
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I think personally you should just put playing cards on the 3 spokes of your wheel.. love that .
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Your chicken strips will be wider. Lol. Stick with oem. Just my openion when it comes to tires.
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Consider that putting the "wider" tire on the narrower rim will pinch it in. So you are going to gain very little "width".

190/55 is taller than the 180/55, but a 190/50 will be closer in height.

190 = section width of the tire, on the recommended rim size; obviously a wider or narrower rim will affect this number, and it varies slightly among manufacturers

50 or 55 = aspect ratio, i.e. the height of the tire from bead to tread, it is calculated as a percentage of width... so a 190/55 is 104.5 mm tall, where the 190/50 is 95 mm tall. Again, this varies among brands, Pirelli tend to be tallest, Bridgestone and Dunlop shortest (street tires)

As Patrick mentioned, the taller tire will affect suspension settings, and it will also affect gearing if it's a drastic change (say, from a OEM Bridgestone 180/55 to a Pirelli 190/55).. You might end up needing a sprocket change to retain the same performance and gearing.

It will also change the speedo reading.
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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
I linked an easy to read chart on my first post
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I buy 190's because they look good. I cant honestly say I have noticed any difference in cornering ability.
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Quote:
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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


First off you posted in a general discussion thread...

Secondly there are several different styles of ridding and preferences of tire size and handeling aspects.

thirdly its ok to play around in this thread because it is a (GENERAL DISSCUSSION FORUM).

and finaly there is several places you could have posted this question to get a staight answer.... Lear to usee the forum and dont take it so seriously Brosifff...
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First off you posted in a general discussion thread...

Secondly there are several different styles of ridding and preferences of tire size and handeling aspects.

thirdly its ok to play around in this thread because it is a (GENERAL DISSCUSSION FORUM).

and finaly there is several places you could have posted this question to get a staight answer.... Lear to usee the forum and dont take it so seriously Brosifff...
Some people are just naturally sensitive. Like my wife.... and sister... and Mom. Hmmmmm there seems to be a trend.
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Some people are just naturally sensitive. Like my wife.... and sister... and Mom. Hmmmmm there seems to be a trend.
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I buy 190's because they look good. I cant honestly say I have noticed any difference in cornering ability.
Not to mention they are the stock size on your R1...

Which has nothing to do with the question of running a wider than spec tire on a narrow rim...


But hey thanks..
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