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Old 08-31-2012, 08:27 PM   #1
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Question about the tire on my bike

Ok guys I have an 03 cbr600F4i. Now the tire currently on the rim is a 190/50-17 Michelin pilot power.. I read the manual and it says the size of the tire is 180/55-17.. why is it that mine is 190/50 and not 180/55 what do those numbers mean..

Also im looking for a (Michelin Pilot Power 2ct) Rear tire if someone could help me find the cheapest one that would be great
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:31 PM   #2
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Same thing happen with me with my front tire. When i put the bigger size it was hitting the tire hugger so i took it out.

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Old 08-31-2012, 08:34 PM   #3
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I would stay with what the manufacture calls out for myself.
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:35 PM   #4
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:35 PM   #5
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Someone went one size wider. When you increase the 1st #, the width, you usually decrease the aspect ratio, or height, the 2nd number. So it is 50% of 190 in terms of height, in millimeters.
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The previous owner probably put the bigger size tire. You'll get many different opinions of peoples preferences but sick size for your 600 is the 180. You can go with whichever size you prefer. Check it or sponsor section, they all have great tire prices.
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You want to run at factory spec, especially if you are just beginning to learn on the bike.

Unless it's for track, I'm not sure why.
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Definitely want a 180 on that bike, we keep them in stock a well, just let us know if you want to stop by.
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ok guys looks like im going back to 180 :p I appreciate all your help and input.
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check with wild west honda, they have some tires on sale now

if i am right, michelli had discontinued PP 2ct last year

oh yeah...how is the chain and sprockets working out for you?
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... I got a 190 in my R1

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What's the benefit?
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check with wild west honda, they have some tires on sale now

if i am right, michelli had discontinued PP 2ct last year

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Great which reminds me I still need to return your tool .
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There is not really a benefit to a 190 over a 180 on your bike. The 190 is a bit wider. As long as it doesn't rub, you are fine. The 180 is slightly lighter and will turn a bit easier. I doubt it would be a noticeable difference though.
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What's the benefit?
ride the 180/55 bro..
some how it's believed (not me personally since i've never tried it) that putting a bigger tire alters your turning radius, traction acceleration and braking.
since your bike is a 600, it's what is recommended for bikes of such CCs.

my bike wears Pilot Road 3s, great tires, we (some of us) hardly ever will hit the track, so having a tire that lasts long and performs 99% of the time in street conditions is not just smart, but safe.
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Great which reminds me I still need to return your tool .
Wider tire means a wider contact patch on the road, and thusly increased traction on the throttle. However, it makes the turning slightly lazier. Litres run 190s from the factory because of this. Your 600 has no use for the additional traction, so there's no need to sacrifice cornering by running the 190.

, I have an '02 Aprilia 1000 that I run a 180 on.
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, I have an '02 Aprilia 1000 that I run a 180 on.
now that's not smart...
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