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Old 06-10-2012, 08:10 AM   #41
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I do need them more for life. I was told about some dual compound tires where it's sticky on the sides and beefy in the middle.. (no pun intended )

I'm familiar with car tires but obviously bike tires have completely different dimensions. ex. Kumho ecsta supras vs Yokohamas, the kumho has a rigid wall vs the yoko.. and it does affect my handling.. tread, speed rating etc. Is there such relevance with bike tires? are they all uniform except for rubber grade?

Anyway.. I like hitting the twisties and digging in further and further over.. but I would also like something that would a bit longer than the dunlops i have on right now. I appreciate all info from experience and here say.. thanks
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Old 06-10-2012, 08:11 AM   #42
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Yea i have a 900 with a 180/55 was wondering if the 190/55 would be better. And yea the 190/50 sucked i had it on before.
The 190/55 will be taller and add more meat at full lean.
You'll loose a little gearing due to the height..
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I recently had these installed: http://www.pirelli.com/tire/us/en/mo...subtype%3Droad . The sidewalls are noticeably stiffer than these: http://www.pirelli.com/tire/us/en/mo...subtype%3Droad so I don't know how that'll effect a middleweight bike.

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I had Angel STs on my monster. Run at 36 psi the rear was too close for comfort at 6.5k miles of mixed commuting and twisties.

Edit: one thing to keep in mind is the pressure you run for the rear. Running the right pressure for the combined weight of you and the bike, taking your riding style into consideration, will give you the most out of any one tire.
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I had Angel STs on my monster. Run at 36 psi the rear was too close for comfort at 6.5k miles of mixed commuting and twisties.

Edit: one thing to keep in mind is the pressure you run for the rear. Running the right pressure for the combined weight of you and the bike, taking your riding style into consideration, will give you the most out of any one tire.
Right now I'm running 31 PSI front, 33 PSI rear. I ran the Corsas at 33/36.

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